No. 00-35048.

265 F.3d 931 (2001)

James L. TICKNOR; Janet Ticknor; Larry Ticknor; Tickco Holding, L.L.C.; Ticknor Lodging Corporation, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL, INC., Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed September 12, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Patrick M. Sullivan; Butte, Montana; Attorney for the appellant.

Robert K. Baldwin; Bozeman, Montana; Attorney for the appellee

Before: PREGERSON, TASHIMA and THOMAS, Circuit Judges.

THOMAS, Circuit Judge:

In this appeal, we consider whether the Federal Arbitration Act preempts state law governing the unconscionability of adhesion contracts. Under the circumstances presented by this case, we conclude that it does not, and we affirm the order of the district court denying the motion to compel arbitration.


In 1998, James Ticknor and the Ticknor Lodging Corporation (collectively, "Ticknor") executed an Econo Lodge Franchise Agreement...

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