AAJ Statement on House Passage of FAIR Act to End Forced Arbitration
Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen on the House of Representatives passing H.R. 1423, The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR), that would end forced arbitration:
“The House of Representatives passed historic legislation that would end forced arbitration and restore Americans’ constitutional right to be heard by a judge and jury.
“Forced arbitration allows large corporations to systematically evade accountability when they break the law. When this bill passes both houses of Congress, corporations will no longer be allowed to immunize themselves and silence employees, consumers, nursing home residents, sexual assault survivors and victims of financial fraud. We congratulate all the champions in Congress for their persistence in securing the bill’s passage and thank the tireless victim advocates who bravely shared the harmful impacts forced arbitration has had on their lives. We now urge the Senate to take up this important legislation and restore Americans’ constitutional rights."
The American Association for Justice works to preserve the constitutional right to trial by jury and to make sure people have a fair chance to receive justice through the legal system when they are injured by the negligence or misconduct of others—even when it means taking on the most powerful corporations. Visit http://www.justice.org.