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Law360 Quotes The Employment Law Group® Law Firm on Proposed Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009
In an article titled, “Congress May Affect Arbitration More Than High Court,” Law360 reports on the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009 (S. 931, H.R. 1020). The article discusses the potential broad impact of the legislation and compares it to the possible impact of three Supreme Court cases on the docket for this term. The Arbitration Fairness Act would prohibit arbitration agreements in certain employment, financial and commercial areas.
Jason Zuckerman, a principal at The Employment Law Group® law firm declared that, “the AFA was needed to restore fairness and rein in employers’ unequal bargaining power.” According to Mr. Zuckerman, “[t]he current economic downturn was caused by corporate fraud and a legal and regulatory environment in which companies were immune from oversight and accountability. Restoring access to jury trials is fundamental to achieving corporate accountability.”
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