Fla.'s Arbitration Code Comes Of Age

Law360, New York (February 3, 2014, 2:07 PM EST) -- After nearly 50 years, the Florida Legislature in 2013 revised Florida's antiquated Arbitration Code by adopting most of the provisions of the 2000 revision of the Uniform Arbitration Act. The new law, now renamed the "Revised Florida Arbitration Code," significantly amends or repeals each section of the prior arbitration code by recognizing the increasing use of arbitration, the greater complexity of the disputes resolved by arbitration, and the significant developments in arbitration law and technology since the Florida Arbitration Code was last revised in 1967. The RFAC applies to any agreement to arbitrate made after July 1, 2013, or before that...

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