Theroff v. Dollar Tree, SC97235: Missouri Supreme Court to consider when parties must arbitrate whether a valid arbitration agreement exists

July 23, 2019

The Missouri Supreme Court will be considering whether an employee who is legally blind can be compelled to arbitrate claims against her employer when she alleges that she did not see or sign the arbitration agreement. A trial court and the Western District ruled that the employee did not have to arbitrate her claims. The Supreme Court will first determine whether the parties agreed to have an arbitrator decide whether they had formed an agreement to arbitrate, an issue which has featured prominently in other recent opinions of the Court.

CVDL attorneys Tim Van Ronzelen and Shelly Kintzel represent the employee in this matter.