Amalgamated Transit Union v. Utah Transit Authority – Case Brief Summary (Utah)

In Amalgamated Transit Union v. Utah Transit Authority, 2004 UT App 310, 99 P.3d 379, all of the parties conceded that the order compelling arbitration was a final judgment because it was the only relief requested.

Despite this fact, Amalgamated Transit argued that the order was nonetheless not appealable because section 78-31a-19 did not explicitly provide for the appeal of an order compelling arbitration.

Contrary to the Powells' argument, the holding of Amalgamated Transit Union merely reiterated the final judgment rule.

The order compelling arbitration in that case was appealable because "having granted the order compelling arbitration, there was nothing left for the district court to rule upon."