No. 14-1353.

772 F.3d 945 (2014)

JOCA-ROCA REAL ESTATE, LLC, Plaintiff, Appellant, v. Robert T. BRENNAN, Jr., Defendant, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

December 1, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jeffrey T. Piampiano , with whom Reade E. Wilson and Drummond Woodsum & MacMahon were on brief, for Appellant.

Matthew J. Williams , with whom Stephen Y. Hodsdon and Hodsdon & Ayer were on brief, for Appellee.

Before LYNCH, Chief Judge, SELYA and KAYATTA, Circuit Judges.

Federal law favors agreements to arbitrate. Thus, when contracting parties provide that disputes arising under a contract will be resolved by arbitration, federal courts ordinarily will honor that choice. But arbitration clauses are not set in cement: such clauses can be waived, either...

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