In response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in AT&T, Mobility, LLC v. Concepcion, Senator Al Franken announced his plan to reintroduce the Arbitration Fairness Act . The Act would ban mandatory arbitration clauses in employment, consumer, and civil rights cases.
“This ruling is another example of the Supreme Court favoring corporations over consumers,” said Sen. Franken. “The Arbitration Fairness Act would help rectify the Court’s most recent wrong by restoring consumer rights. Consumers play an important role in holding corporations accountable, and this legislation will ensure that consumers in Minnesota and nationwide can continue to play this crucial role.”
Find the press release here.
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- GUEST-POST Part I | AT&T Mobility, LLC v. Concepcion and the Bright Side of the Force (May 2, 2011)
- Law Review Article | Regulating Mandatory Arbitration (Apr. 15, 2011)
- GUEST-POST Part II | Employment Arbitration: Short-Term Value but Long-Term Harm (Jan. 7, 2010)
- GUEST-POST Part I | Employment Arbitration: Short-Term Value but Long-Term Harm (Jan. 6, 2010)
- 2009 Developments: Consumer and Employment Arbitration (Dec. 23, 2009)
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- Jones v. Halliburton: Fifth Circuit Rules on Arbitration of Tort Claims by an Employee (Sept. 18, 2009)
- GUEST-POST |Rectifying a Critical Flaw in the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009 (April 27, 2009)