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House Passes FAIR Act to Ban Forced Arbitration

On September 20, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the FAIR Act (Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal), a groundbreaking bill that would restore the rights of millions of Americans to sue businesses, including nursing homes, that violate their rights. By prohibiting pre-dispute arbitration agreements that force arbitration, the bill would give back the right to go to court to victims who have signed arbitration agreements, often unknowingly. Its passage, by a vote of 225-186, is a historic milestone, however, the bill must be passed by the Senate and signed by the President before it becomes law. While the fight to restore basic legal rights for American citizens is not over, the House vote is a great step forward!