The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently refused to compel arbitration in a putative class action based on an arbitration clause a plaintiff agreed to on a third party’s website he used to book a rental car from the defendant.
The district court denied Sixt’s motion.
Even if Sixt could invoke the arbitration clause, the clause did not cover the dispute between Marin and Sixt. Rather, it “cover[ed] disputes between Orbitz’s customers and Orbitz.” Marin’s dispute concerned alleged misconduct by Sixt unrelated to Orbitz.
Calderon v. Sixt Rent A Car, LLC, No. 0:19-cv-62408 (S.D. Fla. Feb. 12, 2020).