Failing to seek a court order staying an arbitration precludes the objecting party from subsequently contending that there was no valid agreement to arbitrate
The employer had boycotted the arbitration because, it contended, Hall was not entitled submit the matter to arbitration. The court upheld the arbitrator’s award in favor of the employee.
In Aures, the employer, the Buffalo City School District, failed to appear at an unemployment insurance hearing as scheduled. The hearing officer proceeded to hold the hearing "in absentia" and awarded unemployment insurance benefits to Aures. Rejecting Buffalo's appeal challenging the award of benefits, the Appellate Division ruled that the administrative determination was binding on the parties.