Efforts To Curb Arbitration Are Gaining Momentum

Law360, New York (July 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Congressional interest in amending the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to limit mandatory arbitration has perhaps never been higher.

More than 10 bills have been introduced in the current Congress that would limit the enforceability of mandatory arbitration agreements under the FAA. Over 100 members of Congress have co-sponsored the most aggressive proposal to restrict predispute mandatory arbitration clauses.[1]

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law has held four hearings on reforming the FAA – compared to only one in the prior Congress (on the...
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