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The Uniform Commercial Code Survey: Introduction, Stephen E. Friedman, Russell Hakes, Jennifer S. Martin Jul 2012

The Uniform Commercial Code Survey: Introduction, Stephen E. Friedman, Russell Hakes, Jennifer S. Martin

Stephen E Friedman

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The Lost Controversy Limitation Of The Federal Arbitration Act, Stephen Friedman Apr 2012

The Lost Controversy Limitation Of The Federal Arbitration Act, Stephen Friedman

Stephen E Friedman

Despite Congress’s deliberate limitation of the Federal Arbitration Act (the “FAA”) to disputes arising out of a contract containing an arbitration provision, broader arbitration provisions are ubiquitous. Courts invariably enforce such provisions under the FAA. Notably, the Supreme Court has almost entirely disregarded the relevant language of the FAA and has ignored the conflict between the FAA’s narrow language and the broad language typically found in arbitration provisions. In so doing, the Court has quietly and inappropriately elevated the language of private agreements above the language of the statute. In this article, Professor Friedman first identifies the origin of the …