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Jared DuBosar is an associate in the Litigation Department.

Jared works on a wide range of civil matters, specifically in the areas of commercial litigation, fiduciary litigation, and insurance coverage.  He has handled all levels of civil disputes, starting from pre-suit investigation to trial. He has substantial experience running all aspects of discovery and drafting dispositive briefings.

Jared is also a member of the litigation team representing the Financial Oversight and Management Board in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy proceedings.

Jared earned his J.D. from Florida State University College of Law, where he graduated second in his class. After law school, Jared clerked for two federal judges—United States District Judge Donald Middlebrooks (S.D. Fla.) and United States Magistrate Judge Tu Pham (W.D. Tenn.).

When a litigant seeks to compel arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), there are two issues that must be resolved: (1) whether there is an agreement to arbitrate; and, if so, (2) whether the dispute at issue falls within the scope of the arbitration agreement.  The Florida Supreme Court’s recent decision in Airbnb, Inc. v. Doe, deals with who decides this second issue—the court or an arbitrator.

In Airbnb, a couple sued Airbnb and Wayne Natt (the property owner) for issues arising out of their stay at Natt’s condominium, which was listed for rent on Airbnb’s website.  Airbnb moved to compel arbitration, arguing that the couple was required to arbitrate their claims because Airbnb’s Terms of Service included an arbitration provision that integrated the AAA Rules.  All parties agreed that the couple was bound by the arbitration agreement—the issue then became whether the court or the arbitrator should decide if the couple’s claims against Airbnb were arbitrable.