Panetta v. Chesapeake Energy Corp., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46947 (S.D. W.Va. 2010)

Co-counsel in the successful enforcement of contractual arbitration provisions against a plaintiff who alleged that Chesapeake engaged in fraud in connection with his severance. After removing the case to federal court, Chesapeake filed a motion to dismiss maintaining that the plaintiff’s claim falls under the arbitration clause of the severance agreement, and that under the Federal Arbitration Act it must be stayed or dismissed so that the case could be arbitrated. The Court granted Chesapeake’s motion and stayed further action.