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Impact Fund Applauds House Passage of FAIR Act Bill, Limiting Forced Arbitration

Impact Fund Applauds House Passage of FAIR Act Bill, Limiting Forced Arbitration

The FAIR Act would invalidate any agreements requiring arbitration of employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights claims. This means that a court could not order arbitration of any legal claim arising in those contexts; instead, plaintiffs could pursue their cases in court. The bill explicitly outlaws class or collective action waivers, thereby ensuring that group actions can remain powerful mechanisms to achieve justice.