Party Could Appeal Denied “Motion to Dismiss” Which Sought to Compel Arbitration

 A motion to dismiss — which argued that the plaintiff had to arbitrate its claims — was effectively a motion to compel arbitration. The denial of that motion could be appealed as a matter of right. The Court of Civil Appeals erred by holding that the denied motion to dismiss would not support an appeal. Ex parte Directory Assistants, Inc., No. 1080852 (Ala. Nov. 25, 2009).

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