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State Supreme Court rules against mandatory arbitration agreement

Mandatory arbitration has become an issue in situations where workers or patients or a variety of people must sign a contract to obtain goods, a job, or even residence. The Ohio Supreme Court has recently ruled in favor of a woman who, after her husband died resulting from the negligence of his employer, asked for a fair trial instead of the mandatory arbitration his contract had specified. The worker had been forced to sign a contract with his employer. While this ruling is important, Congress must reform mandatory arbitration agreements.