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Lawmakers again try to ban forced arbitration clauses

Seek to overturn ‘Concepcion' with Arbitration Fairness Act

WASHINGTON - Taking aim at a U.S. Supreme Court ruling they say strips workers and consumers of their right to redress against powerful corporations Tuesday, lawmakers in both houses reintroduced the Arbitration Fairness Act, which would bar pre-dispute mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer and employment contracts and in civil rights disputes.