New bill would strictly limit forced arbitration

Senator Patrick Leahy (VT) and Senator Al Franken (MN) introduced a bill Thursday that would strictly limit the companies' ability to impose arbitration clauses on consumers and workers. The Restoring Statutory Rights Act would prevent civil rights cases, employment disputes and other crucial lawsuits from being forced into arbitration.

A New York Times article on the bill is here.

Public Citizen's statement about the bill is here.

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