Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Live Blogging from Symposium on Concepcion


I'm live blogging from Penn State's symposium on U.S. Arbitration Law in the Wake of AT&T Mobility vs. Concepcion.  The Symposium is sponsored by the Penn State University Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation.  Hiro Aragaki (Loyola), Jill Gross (Pace), Richard Reuben (Missouri), Ian Mitchell (NKU Chase 2L), and I all spoke on various aspects of Concepcion's antifederalism.  Sandra Partridge (AAA) is speaking now on the practical impact of Concepcion -- she just made the point that a sizeable minority of class-action cases that have been filed with AAA are employment cases.

The panels at today's conference will cover:

  • The Impact of AT&T Mobility on Federalism Interests.
  • The Consequences of AT&T Mobility on Procedure in Multi-Party Litigation.
  • Procedural Fairness After AT&T Mobility.
  • The Likely Legacy of AT&T Mobility.

Here's a description of the symposium:

The 2011 Supreme Court decision in AT&T Mobility vs. Concepcion last year has potentially changed the legal landscape in a number of areas including class actions and arbitration agreements between consumers and businesses. Renowned U.S. Legal Scholars will convene for the U.S. Arbitration Law in the Wake of AT&T Mobility vs. Concepcion.

Speakers this afternoon will include: Arthur W. Rovine (Fordham), Chris Drahozal (Kansas), Steve Bennett (Jones Day), Terry F. Moritz (Goldberg Kohn), & Michael Helfand (Pepperdine).


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