Aika Dietz

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The Supreme Court of Nevada found that under certain circumstances, a nonsignatory to a contract with an arbitration clause can compel another nonsignatory to participate in arbitration. This compulsion is appropriate if the nonsignatory seeking to compel arbitration shows both the right to enforce the contract and that compelling arbitration aligns with standard principles of contract law or estoppel. The Court reversed the district court’s orders denying motions to compel arbitration and remanded for further proceedings.