Fineman v. Perr, 2022 Pa. Super. LEXIS 290 (June 30, 2022) (Stabile, J.) This case deals with arbitration on the former attorney employee and when the breach of an agreement is subject to arbitration with respect to the employment period. The court affirmed the trial court’s order insofar as it denied application to compel arbitration of breach of employment agreement cause of action. However, the Superior Court reversed the order insofar as it stayed the arbitrable claims pending the outcome of the court action on the breach of employment agreement claim. Rather, the court must compel immediate arbitration of the claims that can be arbitrated, stay the judicial action as to the claim subject to arbitration, subject to whether the cause of action on the breach of employment agreement claim is severable from the arbitration claims and proceed as explained above, making a severability determination. We remand for that reason.
July 25th, 2022 by Rieders Travis in Arbitration