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Arbitration : Employment Contract – Third-Party Beneficiary – Equitable Estoppel

Where appellant challenged a denial to compel litigation with his former employer, arguing that the employer was bound by the mandatory arbitration provision of his employment with a related entity, the trial court’s denial of the appellant’s motion is affirmed because the employer had no independent obligation to arbitrate under its own contract with the appellant, the employer was not bound as a third-party beneficiary by the related-entity’s contract with him, and indirect benefits to the employer from the appellant’s contract with the third-party were not sufficient to support estoppel.

Judgment is affirmed.

The Central Trust Bank v. Graves (MLW No. 69501/Case No. WD78757 – 10 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Mitchell, J.) Appealed from circuit court, Cole County, Joyce, J. (Dale C. Doerhoff and Joshua D. Moore, Jefferson City, for respondent) (Patrick J. Whalen and Barry L. Pickens, Kansas City, Missouri, for appellant).

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