MoginRubin’s Jennifer Oliver Presenting on Nationwide Webinar on Mandatory Arbitration and Class Actions
Arbitration is widely used to resolve disputes because it is designed to be more efficient and cost-effective than litigation. Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg wrote that the Supreme Court’s rulings on mandatory arbitration “have predictably resulted in the deprivation of consumers’ rights to seek redress for losses” and have “insulated powerful economic interests from liability for violations of consumer protection laws.” The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says consumers, employees, service members, and businesses have all benefited from arbitration’s efficiencies, and that opponents exaggerate the alleged unfairness of mandatory arbitration.
MoginRubin LLP Partner Jennifer M. Oliver comes out strongly against the clauses. “Stripping consumers’ ability to bring class action claims is ruinous to consumer protection,” she says. “Class actions provide restitution to plaintiffs who would otherwise be without recourse either because they cannot afford legal representation, or legal representation is not economical compared with the cost of bringing a single plaintiff’s lawsuit.”
Jennifer has been selected to speak, along with CaseyGerry Partner Jeremy K. Robinson, on a nationwide CLE webinar titled:
Western Alliance Bank Settlement Services presents
Mandatory Arbitration and Class Actions:
What Attorneys & Companies Should Know About Recent Decisions & Proposed Legislation
Thursday, Oct. 17 at 11am Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1pm Central and 2pm Eastern
Topics will include:
+ Class action claim waivers.
+ Defeating and defending arbitration clauses.
+ Delegation of the decision: The arbitrator or the judge?
+ Relevant cases.
+ Pending legislation.
+ And more, plus answers to your questions!
The webinar is complimentary but you must register to gain access and earn CLE. The program is being produced by HB Litigation Conferences and will be simulcast to subscribers of the Thomson Reuters West LegalEdcenter.
Register now and you will also get access to the recording in case you are unable to make the live presentation and for later review.