A petition to invoke appraisal is not the same thing as a motion to compel arbitration, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday.

The high court dismissed an appeal by Great American Insurance Co. that sought to overturn a trial court’s order denying its motion to compel an appraisal in a dispute over hurricane damage to a beachfront condominium complex. The insurer argued that its motion was subject to the Federal Arbitration Act bec

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