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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Arbitration Op-Ed in Yesterday's NYT

Amalia D. Kessler (Stanford) published "Stuck in Arbitration" in yesterday's NYT.  The op-ed looks to the history of arbitration and weighs in support of the Arbitration Fairness Act.  Here's a taste:

The standard historical account begins with the Federal Arbitration Act, but the practice of extrajudicial dispute resolution has a much longer history. Mid-19th century Americans across several territories and states — including Florida, California and New York — engaged in a nearly forgotten debate concerning “conciliation courts.”

Read the rest here.

[Meredith R. Miller]

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Posted by: Zev Eigen | Mar 9, 2012 9:28:01 AM