Groups Push To End Mandatory Arbitration Pacts

Law360, New York (April 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Numerous consumer, employee and other advocacy groups have gathered in Washington, D.C., to rally support for a bill that would invalidate forced arbitration agreements for certain workers, consumers and franchisees.

On Wednesday, the groups held Arbitration Fairness Day, an effort to bring attention to the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009, introduced in the House as H.R. 1020 and sponsored by Rep. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga.

The bill, which was also introduced in 2007 and 2008, seeks to amend the Federal Arbitration Act by nullifying mandatory binding...
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