Riley v. Jarvis

In Riley v. Jarvis, 43 W. Va. 43, 26 S.E. 366 (1896), the Court stated that the reason why the agreement was revocable under common law was, not that arbitration was not favored by it as tending to end litigation, and not for want of consideration, as the ending of litigation was strong consideration, but because of that principle of law that parties could not, by agreement, oust the courts of their jurisdiction assigned them by law, and could not debar themselves from appealing to the law and tribunals of the land . . . . (Id. at 48, 26 S.E. at 367. (