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Coming up this week in Congress, arbitration



The Senate Judiciary Committee marks up S. 2838, the Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act at 10 a.m., Thursday. (Meeting details.) This is the bill that would ban predispute arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts, the wedge legislation in a broad campaign against arbitration.

The American Association for Justice recently filed its lobbying disclosure report for the second quarter 2008, available here. The trial lawyers group reported $1,740,000 in lobbying expenses for the quarter. (!) Arbitration-related bills cited:

  • H.R. 3010/S. 1782, Arbitration Fairness Act, to prohibit mandatory binding arbitration agreements in consumer contracts.
  • H.R. 1519, American Homebuyers Protection Act, relating to the including of mandatory binding arbitration in homebuilding contracts.
  • H.R. 3512, Automobile Arbitration Fairness Act, relating to the use of arbitration agreements to resolve disputes involving nursing home care and nursing home contracts.
  • H.R. 6126/S. 2838, Nursing Home Arbitration Act, relating to the use of arbitration agreements to resolve disputes involving nursing home care and nursing home contracts.
  • H.R. 6124, the farm bill, specific interest in language in enrolled bill (PL 110-246) relating to the use of arbitration to resolve controversies arising under livestock or poultry contracts; also similar language in H.R. 2419.

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Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute
igorodetski@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Press Officer,
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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