ST. LOUIS - A Missouri federal judge on May 10 refused to remand an employment-related suit filed by the former CEO of an outdoor equipment maker but compelled arbitration of the dispute after determining that his employer and others did not waive their right to arbitration and that a valid agreement existed (Steven D. Fleischli v. North Pole US LLC, et al., No. 4:12CV1618, E.D. Mo.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66850).