2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 788. Arbitration.
788.02 Stay of action to permit arbitration.


788.02 Stay of action to permit arbitration. If any suit or proceeding be brought upon any issue referable to arbitration under an agreement in writing for such arbitration, the court in which such suit is pending, upon being satisfied that the issue involved in such suit or proceeding is referable to arbitration under such an agreement, shall on application of one of the parties stay the trial of the action until such arbitration has been had in accordance with the terms of the agreement, providing the applicant for the stay is not in default in proceeding with such arbitration.

788.02 - ANNOT.

History: 1979 c. 32 s. 64; Stats. 1979 s. 788.02.

788.02 - ANNOT.

Commencing litigation did not waive a contractual right to arbitration. J.J. Andrews, Inc. v. Midland, 164 Wis. 2d 215, 474 N.W.2d 756 (Ct. App. 1991).

788.02 - ANNOT.

The right to arbitrate may be waived. Conduct that allows an action to proceed to a point where the purpose of arbitration is frustrated estops a party from claiming a right to arbitration. Meyer v. Classified Ins. Corp. 179 Wis. 2d 386, 507 N.W.2d 149 (Ct. App. 1993).

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