Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: Philip A. Miscimarra, John R. Richards

The Arbitration Fairness Act would invalidate pre-dispute arbitration agreements relating to employment issues (except for CBAs). Borrowing heavily from Charles Dickens, the authors contend that enactment of the AFA would result in such disputes being channeled to the courts, creating a substantial additional caseload for the judiciary, and a costly burden to litigants. The role of state laws and standards of due process are examined.