Antitrust Law Daily Wrap Up, FRANCHISING & DISTRIBUTION—1st Cir.: Air conditioner manufacturer not required to arbitrate dispute with distributor, (Jan 10, 2022)

By Donielle Tigay Stutland, J.D.

An air conditioning distribution agreement, which contained an arbitration clause, was between a Japanese manufacturer and a Puerto Rico distributor, not the Miami based subsidiary wholesaler involved in the legal action, thus district court erred in enforcing an arbitration clause.

The federal circuit court in Puer ...