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Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration & Mediation: Home

Dispute resolution procedures outside the court system are increasingly used, to save money, simplify procedural requirements, and resolve cases more quickly. There are also some disadvantages in moving outside the court system.

Secondary Sources

Arbitration Decisions and Awards

 

Statutes

Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. §§ 1 - 14)

Full text from the Cornell University Legal Information Institute.  The Federal Arbitration Act was first enacted February 12, 1925 (43 Stat. 883), codified July 30, 1947 (61 Stat. 669), and amended September 3, 1954 (68 Stat. 1233).  Chapter 2 was added July 31, 1970 (84 Stat. 692), two new Sections were passed by the Congress in October of 1988 and renumbered on December 1, 1990 (Pub. L. Nos. 669 and 702); Chapter 3 was added on August 15, 1990 (PL 101-369); and Section 10 was amended on November 15, 1990, August 26, 1992, and May 7, 2002.

Railroads (45 U.S.C. §§ 153 - 159 Mediation and Arbitration)

Establishes the National Mediation Board and contains provisions on arbitration of disputes between carriers and their employees.

Labor-Management Relations: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (29 U.S.C. §§ 172 et seq.) 

Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) (29 U.S.C. § 1401) governs health and retirement benefit plans and provides for resolution of disputes involving Multi-Employer Benefit Plans.

N.Y. C.P.L.R. Article 75: Arbitration

§§ 7501 - 7515 Effect of Arbitration Agreement, etc.

 

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