Lawyer: Ohio law unclear on whether all aspects of dispute with surety are subject to arbitration

In Ohio, a surety will have to arbitrate a dispute if a bond incorporates a bonded contract that includes an arbitration clause for all disputes, an attorney writes. "Since parties can only be required to arbitrate where they have agreed to do so, it appears that in those cases where the bond does not expressly incorporate the underlying contract, the surety would not be bound to arbitrate," the attorney writes. But no Ohio cases seem to address whether every aspect of the dispute are subject to being arbitrated, he writes.

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