H.R.1020 - Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009

To amend chapter 1 of title 9 of United States Code with respect to arbitration. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To amend chapter 1 of title 9 of United States Code with respect to arbitration. as introduced.
  • Popular: Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009 as introduced.

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02/12/09
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Henry Johnson

D-GA

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Official Summary

Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009 - Declares that no predispute arbitration agreement shall be valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of: (1) an employment, consumer, or franchise dispute, or (2) a dispute arising under any statute intended to protect civil rights. Declares, further

Official Summary

Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009 - Declares that no predispute arbitration agreement shall be valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of:
(1) an employment, consumer, or franchise dispute, or
(2) a dispute arising under any statute intended to protect civil rights. Declares, further, that the validity or enforceability of an agreement to arbitrate shall be determined by a court, under federal law, rather than an arbitrator, irrespective of whether the party resisting arbitration challenges the arbitration agreement specifically or in conjunction with other terms of the contract containing such agreement. Exempts from this Act arbitration provisions in collective bargaining agreements.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.1020

  • USLaw
  • California Labor and Employment Law
  • The Consumerist
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Home Owners for Better Building
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • ...and 6 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing H.R.1020

  • American Health Care Association
  • National Center for Assisted Living




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