As a party to one-fourth of all civil litigation2 the federal government exerts a looming presence in American judicial proceedings. Thus, attempts by the government to elude obligations under arbitration agreements, if successful, would significantly impact the elite status that pre-dispute contractual arbitration clauses currently hold.' This casenote examines how the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently addressed this issue in the context of a false claims action.
Sarah A. Wight,
No out for the Federal Government: Enforcing Contractual Arbitration Clauses in Federal Government False Claims Actions - U. S. v. Bankers Ins. Co.,
2002 J. Disp. Resol.
Available at: https://scholarship.law.missouri.edu/jdr/vol2002/iss1/15