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Obama Signs Into Law Restriction on Arbitration Clauses

Author: David Ingram, National Law Journal, Published on: 22 December 2009

Most military contractors will no longer be able to enforce mandatory arbitration clauses in their employment contracts under a provision signed into law over the weekend. The provision is included in the 2009-2010 spending bill for the U.S. Department of Defense…[Trial lawyers and consumers groups] say that clauses mandating the use of arbitration deny employees an impartial hearing in open court, while supporters of arbitration have defended the process as both fair and efficient. [refers to KBR]

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Related companies: KBR