Preserving the Federal Arbitration Act by Reining in Judicial Expansion and Mandatory Use

16 Pages Posted: 3 Jul 2014  

Maureen Weston

Pepperdine University School of Law

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This Article considers the rationale for arbitration reform, as well as the arguments for no reform at all. Part II sets out the Federal Arbitration Act’s basic framework, and discusses the Supreme Court decisions which have arguably expanded the scope of the FAA and enabled a controversial use of modern arbitration. Part III considers specific proposals warranting congressional attention, including pending legislation under the proposed Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007. Part IV concludes in offering final thoughts for arbitration reform.

Keywords: Federal Arbitration Act, FAA, arbitration, arbitration reform, Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007, arbitration jurisprudence

Suggested Citation

Weston, Maureen, Preserving the Federal Arbitration Act by Reining in Judicial Expansion and Mandatory Use (2007). Nevada Law Journal, Vol. 8, No. 385, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2461880

Maureen A Weston (Contact Author)

Pepperdine University School of Law ( email )

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
United States

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