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ABA Annual Meeting, Section of Litigation, July 30 – August 2, 2009: Arbitration: Has It Fulfilled Its Promises? 1 The Arbitration Fairness Act: Will the Pendulum Swing Too Far? Lawrence S. Schaner Jenner & Block LLP Chicago, IL Grace S. Ho Jenner & Block LLP Chicago, IL INTRODUCTION This paper examines whether the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009 (H.R. 1020/S. 931) (“AFA”), a bill proposed in the House of Representatives in February and the Senate in April 2009, may go too far in amending the...

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