Congress May Affect Arbitration More Than High Court

Law360, New York (October 23, 2009, 3:59 PM EDT) -- When it comes to resolving open concerns about arbitration, the U.S. Supreme Court is wielding a scalpel — but Congress could be poised to drop a bomb, lawyers say.

Three cases on the Supreme Court's docket this term will give the high court a chance to resolve narrow questions about arbitration in the labor and commercial contexts, but Congress could end up having a much more significant impact on the arbitration arena if it passes the controversial Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009 (S. 931, H.R. 1020)....
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