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One practice that has not apparently been tested is whether the trustee could, immediately upon taking office, attempt to obtain a stand-alone pre-dispute arbitration agreement involving all of the beneficiaries and covering some or all of the types of internal trust disputes that could arise.
Another basis on which employees attempt to challenge arbitration is by claiming they did not knowingly and voluntarily enter into the pre-dispute arbitration agreement or that they did not knowingly and voluntarily waive their right to a trial in court.
the 2nd Circuit reaffirmed its decision that an American Express credit card agreement containing a pre-dispute arbitration agreement with a provision that required consumers to waive their right to pursue class action claims was unenforceable.
Employers can take advantage of pre-dispute arbitration agreements, often included in the employment application itself, to avoid lengthy, expensive court litigation that may arise out of the employment relationship.
16) The result was the 1920 New York Arbitration Act, which validated pre-dispute arbitration agreements, stayed court proceedings pending arbitration, and prohibited revocation of agreements to arbitrate.
21) * Under the civil rights laws, pre-dispute arbitration agreements entered into by employees individually are given more force than similar agreements negotiated by powerful labor unions acting on employees' behalf.
 For example, the Supreme Court held preempted a Montana statute requiring adequate notice of an arbitration provision contained in a contract, as well as an Alabama statute entirely prohibiting pre-dispute arbitration agreements.
Dobson, applied the Federal Arbitration Act in reversing the Supreme Court of Alabama and held that a written, pre-dispute arbitration agreement is enforceable regardless of a conflict with Alabama law.