CVD Equip. Corp. v. Dev. Specialists, Inc.

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Justia Opinion Summary

Seller entered into a purchase agreement with Buyer for the sale of certain equipment. The purchase agreement included an arbitration clause. Buyer eventually assigned its assets for the benefit of creditors to Assignee. Assignee sold Buyer’s tangible assets but retained choses in action. Assignee later brought a complaint in arbitration seeking damages for breach of the purchase agreement. The arbitrator concluded that Assignee had standing to bring the action and that the purchase agreement conferred jurisdiction upon him to hear the matter. Seller then brought this action seeking to enjoin the arbitration. The Court of Chancery dismissed this matter for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, concluding that a complete contractual remedy existed in arbitration.