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§ 1‑569.6.  Validity ofagreement to arbitrate.

(a)        An agreementcontained in a record to submit to arbitration any existing or subsequentcontroversy arising between the parties to the agreement is valid, enforceable,and irrevocable except upon a ground that exists at law or in equity forrevoking a contract.

(b)        The court shalldecide whether an agreement to arbitrate exists or a controversy is subject toan agreement to arbitrate.

(c)        An arbitrator shalldecide whether a condition precedent to arbitrability has been fulfilled andwhether a contract containing a valid agreement to arbitrate is enforceable.

(d)        If a party to ajudicial proceeding challenges the existence of, or claims that a controversyis not subject to, an agreement to arbitrate, the arbitration proceeding maycontinue pending final resolution of the issue by the court, unless the courtotherwise orders. (1927,c. 94, s. 1; 1973, c. 676, s. 1; 1975, c. 19, s. 1; 2003‑345, s. 2.)