On July 15, 2008, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law approved H.R. 6126, the “Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2008,” which would render unenforceable pre-dispute arbitration agreements between long-term care facilities and a residents.  The full Committee approved an amended version of the bill July 30.  The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote July 31 on the Senate companion bill, S.2838.