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Client: Global Manufacturer
Successfully enforced binding arbitration clause as to dealer termination claims brought in Puerto Rico under the Puerto Rico Dealer Act.

Puerto Rican dealer brought wrongful termination claims in Puerto Rico under PR Dealer Law. Successfully moved to dismiss claims brought in federal court, and then in state court, based upon a binding arbitration clause requiring arbitration in Minnesota. Despite a provision in the PR Dealer law that a dealer had a right to a forum in Puerto Rico, both courts dismissed the claims based upon Federal Arbitration Act preemption. No subsequent arbitration claim eve was filed by dealer.