Where city defendants sued a professional football team, team owners and the league in an action arising from the team’s relocation, and the defendants moved to compel arbitration, a American Arbitration Association rule from 2003 did not provide clear and unmistakable evidence of the parties contractual intent in 1995 for an arbitrator to have exclusive jurisdiction to decide arbitrability, and the judgment is affirmed because there was no arbitration agreement applicable to the relevant claims.
Judgment is affirmed.
St. Louis Reg’l Convention & Sports Complex Auth. v. NFL (MLW No. 73087/Case No. ED106282-01 – 17 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Hess, J.) Appealed from circuit court, St. Louis City, McGraugh, J. (Robert T. Haar, Lisa A. Pake and Jozef J. Kopchick for appellants) (Robert D. Blitz, Christopher O. Bauman, Edward L. Dowd Jr. and Michelle Nasser for respondents).