Powerful Foes Could Doom Arbitrator Bill In NY Senate

Law360, New York (May 16, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT) -- Worried that consumers aren't getting a fair shake, the New York State Assembly on Wednesday passed a measure that would force the state's private arbitrators to detail their business ties, but the proposal will face a tough battle in the Senate as the insurance industry and others line up against it.

The proposed law, A. 8431, sponsored by Bronx Democrat Jeffrey Dinowitz, would require private arbitration organizations involved in business-consumer disputes to disclose details about how many cases they handle, from which businesses the cases flow...
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