- An agreement contained in a record to submit to arbitration any existing or subsequent controversy arising between the parties to the agreement is valid, enforceable, and irrevocable except upon a ground that exists at law or in equity for the revocation of a contract.
- The court shall decide whether an agreement to arbitrate exists or a controversy is subject to an agreement to arbitrate.
- An arbitrator shall decide whether a condition precedent to arbitrability has been fulfilled and whether a contract containing a valid agreement to arbitrate is enforceable.
- If a party to a judicial proceeding challenges the existence of, or claims that a controversy is not subject to, an agreement to arbitrate, the arbitration proceeding may continue pending final resolution of the issue by the court, unless the court otherwise orders.
Historical and Statutory
Legislative History of Laws
For Law 17-111, see notes following § 16-4401.
This section is based upon § 6 of the Uniform Arbitration Act (2000). See Vol. 7, Pt. I, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw.
DC CODE § 16-4406
Current through December 11, 2012
(Feb. 27, 2008, D.C. Law 17-111, § 2(b), 55 DCR 1847.)