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25-2602.01. Validity of arbitration agreement.(a) A written agreement to submit any existing controversy to arbitrationis valid, enforceable, and irrevocable except upon such grounds as exist atlaw or in equity for the revocation of any contract.(b) A provision in a written contract to submit to arbitration any controversythereafter arising between the parties is valid, enforceable, and irrevocable,except upon such grounds as exist at law or in equity for the revocation ofany contract, if the provision is entered into voluntarily and willingly.(c) The Uniform Arbitration Act applies to arbitration agreements betweenemployers and employees or between their respective representatives.(d) Contract provisions agreed to by the parties to a contract controlover contrary provisions of the act other than subsections (e) and (f) ofthis section.(e) Subsections (a) and (b) of this section do not apply to a claimfor workers' compensation.(f) Subsection (b) of this section does not apply to:(1) A claim arising out of personal injury based on tort;(2) A claim under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act;(3) Any agreement between parties covered by the Motor Vehicle Industry Regulation Act; and(4) Except as provided in section 44-811, any agreement concerning orrelating to an insurance policy other than a contract between insurance companiesincluding a reinsurance contract.(g) When a conflict exists, the Uniform Arbitration Act shall not applyto the Uniform Act on Interstate Arbitration and Compromise of Death Taxesand sections 44-811, 44-4824, 54-404 to 54-406, 60-2701 to 60-2709, and 70-1301to 70-1329. SourceLaws 1997, LB 151, § 2; Laws 2002, LB 1105, § 426; Laws 2005, LB 645, § 8; Laws 2010, LB816, § 1.Effective Date: March 4, 2010 Cross ReferencesMotor Vehicle Industry Regulation Act, see section 60-1401.Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act, see section 48-1125.Uniform Act on Interstate Arbitration and Compromise of Death Taxes, see section 77-3315. AnnotationsThe public policy of the state did not change until this section became effective on June 11, 1997. Any contract clause allowing for predispute binding arbitration entered into before that date is void as against public policy. Millennium Solutions, Inc. v. Davis, 258 Neb. 293, 603 N.W.2d 406 (1999).