The Federal Arbitration Act (USA) Title 9, US Code

The Federal Arbitration Act (USA) Title 9, US Code, Section 1-14, was first enacted February 12, 1925 (43 Stat. 883), codified July 30, 1947 (61 Stat. 669), and amended September 3, 1954 (68 Stat. 1233). Chapter 2 was added July 31, 1970 (84 Stat. 692), two new Sections were passed by the Congress in October of 1988 and renumbered on December 1, 1990 (PLs669 and 702); Chapter 3 was added on August 15, 1990 (PL 101-369); and Section 10 was amended on November 15.

ARBITRATION Chapter 1. General Provisions Section 1. “Maritime transactions” and “commerce” defined; exceptions to operation of title Section 2. Validity, irrevocability, and enforcement of agreements to arbitrate Section 3. Stay of proceedings where issue therein referable to arbitration Section 4. Failure to arbitrate under agreement; petition to United States court having jurisdiction for order to compel arbitration; notice and service thereof; hearing and determination Section 5. Appointment of arbitrators or umpire Section 6. Application heard as motion Section 7. Witnesses before arbitrators; fees; compelling attendance Section 8. Proceedings begun by libel in admiralty and seizure of vessel or property Section 9. Award of arbitrators; confirmation; jurisdiction; procedure Section 10. Same; vacation; grounds; rehearing. Section 11. Same; modification or correction; grounds; order Section 12. Notice of motions to vacate or modify; service; stay of proceedings Section 13. Papers filed with order on motions; judgment; docketing; force and effect; enforcement Section 14. Contracts not affected Section 15. Inapplicability of the Act of State doctrine Section 16. Appeals

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