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house Bill H.R. 1020

Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009

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      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedFebruary 12th, 2009

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Title

Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009

Official Title

To amend chapter 1 of title 9 of United States Code with respect to arbitration.

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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