House Passes the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR Act)
On March 17th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR Act) by a vote of 222-209. The FAIR Act would prohibit the enforcement of forced arbitration clauses in consumer, employment and civil rights disputes and in antitrust class actions. If it becomes law, the FAIR Act will open the courthouse doors to millions of individuals and small businesses who cannot effectively vindicate their rights in secretive, individual arbitration proceedings.
On behalf of the Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws and the American Association for Justice, CGL plays a leading role in the coalition supporting the legislation.