Before Duncey’s Caps, Inc. hired Bud Dunop as its new human resources manager in 2018, all of Duncey’s human resources issues were handled by Dot Uris. One of Dot’s responsibilities was to have all new employees complete their new hire paperwork, which included an agreement for the employee and Duncey’s to arbitrate any employment-related disputes. The arbitration agreement included a signature block for Dot to sign on behalf of Duncey’s. Instead of signing each employee’s agreement, Dot just placed it in the employee’s file.
One day Don “Crash” Gordon broke his foot when he walked around the corner of the warehouse and stepped into a bucket that another Duncey’s employee placed on the floor. Crash filed a lawsuit against Duncey’s when it failed to cover his medical bills. Duncey’s attorney filed a motion to compel arbitration, attaching a copy of the arbitration agreement that Crash signed but Dot did not. Will Duncey’s be able to get this lawsuit sent to arbitration?
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