The bylaws of AMEPI (Association of Realtors), to which both parties to the dispute belonged, contain provisions on arbitration. These provisions require the parties to submit their dispute to arbitration within two months from the date of the event having given rise to the dispute. The party submits that, this deadline being elapsed, the state courts must have jurisdiction. The Court ruled that the state courts do not become competent when a party to an arbitration
clause allows inadmissibility of its claim before the arbitral tribunal on the ground that the arbitration pre-requirements have not been complied with.