New Bill Would Kibosh Mandatory Arbitration

Law360, New York (July 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A bill has been introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate that would ban mandatory arbitration agreements for employment, as well as other, disputes.

The measure, known as the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007, was introduced Thursday by Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) and Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.). If passed, it will make pre-dispute agreements to arbitrate unenforceable.

“Arbitration can be a fair and efficient way to handle disputes, but only when it is entered into knowingly and voluntarily by both parties,” Feingold said....
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