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Uniform Arbitration Act – Major Changes in 2019

July 23, 2018
Catherine S. Straggas
Posted in: General Liability

GOVERNOR WOLF SIGNS LAW THE REVISED UNIFORM ARBITRATION ACT (RUAA) BRINGING MAJOR CHANGES TO ARBITRATION IN PA EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2019

The PA Uniform Arbitration Act (RAA) has been renamed, revamped and modernized. If you are drafting arbitration clauses in contracts, you will need to know these important changes.

The new law, Revised Uniform Arbitration Act (RUAA) not only codifies arbitrability, it eliminates common law arbitration for agreements executed on or after July 1, 2019. A definition of terms section absent from the RAA promotes uniformity and the RUAA provides more details on how to initiate an arbitration, thoroughly explains notice and explains enforceability and modification.

For a detailed summary of the RUAA and a side-by-side comparison with the RAA, please click on the linked document below. We welcome any questions you may have regarding these important changes.

2018 SUMMARY OF THE REVISED UNIFORM ARBITRATION ACT

 

Authored by Catherine S. Straggas, Esquire and Emily Heimbecker, Law Clerk, Villanova Law School, Class of 2019.