Terms Used In Florida Statutes 684.0009
- Arbitration: means any arbitration, whether or not administered by a permanent arbitral institution. See Florida Statutes 678.1121
- Arbitration agreement: means an agreement by the parties to submit to arbitration all or certain disputes that have arisen or may arise between them in respect of a defined legal relationship, whether contractual or not. See Florida Statutes 678.1121
- Court: means a circuit court of this state. See Florida Statutes 678.1121
(1) A court before which an action is brought in a matter that is the subject of an arbitration agreement shall, if a party so requests not later than when submitting its first statement on the substance of the dispute, refer the parties to arbitration unless it finds that the agreement is null and void, inoperative, or incapable of being performed.
(2) If an action described in subsection (1) has been brought, arbitral proceedings may nevertheless be commenced or continued, and an award may be made, while the issue is pending before the court.