Superior Court Holds Chancery Has Exclusive Jurisdiction To Appoint Arbitrator
Posted In Arbitration, Business Insurance, Jurisdiction
Firemen's Insurance Co. v. Birch Pointe Condo. Assoc., Inc., C.A. No. 08C-04-081 JAP (Del. Super. Dec. 17, 2008).
In this decision, the Superior Court ruled sua sponte that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction over an action seeking declaratory relief and requesting the appointment of an arbitrator. The court held that under 10 Del. C. § 5704 the Court of Chancery has exclusive jurisdiction to appoint an arbitrator when the parties’ agreed upon method of appointment fails for any reason.Share