In considering a request for interim measures of protection, both of the following apply:
(A) The court shall give preclusive effect to any findings of fact of the arbitral tribunal, including the probable validity of the claim that is the subject of the award for interim measures, provided the interim award is consistent with public policy and provided division (B) of this section does not apply.
(B) If the arbitral tribunal has not ruled on an objection to its jurisdiction, the court first shall make an independent finding as to the jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal. If the court rules that the arbitral tribunal did have jurisdiction, it shall proceed in accordance with division (A) of this section. If the court rules that the arbitral tribunal did not have jurisdiction, the court shall deny the application for interim measures. A ruling by the court that the arbitral tribunal lacks jurisdiction is not binding on the arbitral tribunal or subsequent judicial proceedings.
Effective Date: 10-23-1991