Performance Team Freight Sys. v. AlemanAnnotate this Case
After the individual respondents, truck drivers, filed wage claims against Performance, Performance petitioned to compel arbitration based on the arbitration agreements in the "Independent Contractor Agreements" with respondents. The trial court denied the petition, concluding that the agreements were exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), 9 U.S.C. 1 et seq. The court concluded, however, that respondents presented no evidence supporting their argument that the agreements were exempt from the FAA, and the court found that the arbitration provisions were broad enough to cover the claims asserted. The court also concluded that respondents failed to submit any evidence in support of their additional argument that the agreements were unconscionable. Because the trial court erred by denying the petition to compel arbitration, the court reversed the judgment and remanded with directions to grant the petition.