Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code - Section 172.174. Stay Of Court Proceedings
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§ 172.174. STAY OF COURT PROCEEDINGS. (a) On request of a
party, a court in which a pending judicial proceeding is being
brought by a party to an arbitration agreement to obtain relief with
respect to a matter covered by the arbitration agreement shall:
(1) stay the judicial proceeding; and
(2) refer the parties to arbitration.
(b) A party may not make a request for a stay after the time
the requesting party submits the party's first statement on the
substance of the dispute.
(c) The court may not stay the proceeding if it finds that
the agreement is void, inoperable, or incapable of being performed.
(d) An arbitration may begin or continue, and an arbitration
tribunal may make an award, while an action described in this
section is pending before the court.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, § 5.02, eff. Sept. 1,
Last modified: August 11, 2007