Mandatory Binding Arbitration Provisions

The HensonFuerst Nursing Home Litigation Team Encourages Fellow Attorneys to Show their Support for the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009

Congressman Henry “Hank” Johnson is set to introduce the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009 this week.  Please call your Member of Congress TODAY and ask them to be an original cosponsor of the bill.  The Arbitration Fairness Act would prohibit the enforcement of binding mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer, employment, and franchisee contracts.  Click to …

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November Elections May Open Door to Changes in Mandatory Arbitration Provisions

Given the recent election results, many experts are now thinking that there may be enough votes in the legislature and executive branches to pass a bill that will prohibit Mandatory Binding Arbitration.  This would be a welcome protection for residents of nursing homes and long term care facilities, who are often the unfortunate victims of …

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Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act bill proposed

On April 9, 2008, Senator Mel Martinez, proposed legislation that provides that a pre-dispute mandatory arbitration agreement between a long-term care facility and a resident shall not be enforceable or valid.  Such legislation is critical to protecting the legal rights of residents and their families.  This is perhaps one of the most important bills in …

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Poll results on Mandatory Binding Arbitration

That American Association for Justice recently released the results of a comprehensive poll which explored the general public’s views on binding arbitration provisions in consumer contracts and the “Arbitration Fairness Act.”  Interestingly, Americans overwhelmingly disapprove of mandatory binding arbitration (81%) when presented with all the facts.  To see the full report click HERE.

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