2020 US Code
Title 9 - Arbitration
Chapter 1 - General Provisions
Sec. 7 - Witnesses before arbitrators; fees; compelling attendance

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Citation 9 U.S.C. § 7 (2020)
Section Name §7. Witnesses before arbitrators; fees; compelling attendance
Section Text

The arbitrators selected either as prescribed in this title or otherwise, or a majority of them, may summon in writing any person to attend before them or any of them as a witness and in a proper case to bring with him or them any book, record, document, or paper which may be deemed material as evidence in the case. The fees for such attendance shall be the same as the fees of witnesses before masters of the United States courts. Said summons shall issue in the name of the arbitrator or arbitrators, or a majority of them, and shall be signed by the arbitrators, or a majority of them, and shall be directed to the said person and shall be served in the same manner as subpoenas to appear and testify before the court; if any person or persons so summoned to testify shall refuse or neglect to obey said summons, upon petition the United States district court for the district in which such arbitrators, or a majority of them, are sitting may compel the attendance of such person or persons before said arbitrator or arbitrators, or punish said person or persons for contempt in the same manner provided by law for securing the attendance of witnesses or their punishment for neglect or refusal to attend in the courts of the United States.

Source Credit

(July 30, 1947, ch. 392, 61 Stat. 672; Oct. 31, 1951, ch. 655, §14, 65 Stat. 715.)

Editorial Notes DERIVATION

Act Feb. 12, 1925, ch. 213, §7, 43 Stat. 884.


1951—Act Oct. 31, 1951, substituted "United States district court for" for "United States court in and for", and "by law for" for "on February 12, 1925, for".

Publication Title United States Code, 2018 Edition, Supplement 2, Title 9 - ARBITRATION
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 9 - ARBITRATION
Sec. 7 - Witnesses before arbitrators; fees; compelling attendance
Contains section 7
Date 2020
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 13, 2021
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 43 Stat. 884
61 Stat. 672
65 Stat. 715
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