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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 9. Code of Civil Procedure
- Chapter 43. Arbitration
- Section 340. Application to Compel Arbitration; Stay of Related Proceedings.
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AS 09.43.340. Application to Compel Arbitration; Stay of Related Proceedings.
- (a) On application of a person showing an agreement to arbitrate and alleging another person's refusal to arbitrate under
- (1) if the refusing party does not appear or does not oppose the application, the court shall order the parties to
- (2) if the refusing party opposes the application, the court shall proceed summarily to decide the issue and order the
parties to arbitrate unless it finds that there is no enforceable agreement to arbitrate.
- (b) On application of a person alleging that an arbitration proceeding has been initiated or threatened but that there is
not an agreement to arbitrate, the court shall proceed summarily to decide the issue. If the court finds that there is
an enforceable agreement to arbitrate, the court shall order the parties to arbitrate.
- (c) If the court finds that there is not an enforceable agreement, the court may not, under (a) or (b) of this section,
order the parties to arbitrate.
- (d) The court may not refuse to order arbitration because the claim subject to arbitration lacks merit or because grounds
for the claim have not been established.
- (e) If a proceeding involving a claim referable to arbitration under an alleged agreement to arbitrate is pending in
court, an application under this section shall be made in that court. Otherwise, an application under this section may
be made in any court as provided in AS 09.43.540
- (f) If a party makes an application to the court to order arbitration, the court shall, on just terms, stay a judicial
proceeding that involves a claim alleged to be subject to the arbitration until the court renders a final decision
under this section.
- (g) If the court orders arbitration, the court shall, on just terms, stay a judicial proceeding that involves a claim
subject to the arbitration. If a claim subject to the arbitration is severable, the court may limit the stay to that
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