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Archive for November 11th, 2008

I’m pleased to report that the Colorado Bar Association Class Action, Derivative Suits, and Mass Torts Subsection has scheduled its Fall 2008 CLE Luncheon for December 16.  Dirk de Roos of Faegre & Benson will speak on class arbitration waivers and O. Russel Murray of ADR Source will talk about class arbitration generally.

Here are the particulars:

Legal Trends and Best Practices in Class Arbitration

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

CBA Offices, 1900 Grant Street, 9th Floor,
Capitol Conference Room Denver, CO 80203

Class arbitration waivers are clauses in contracts requiring that disputes be arbitrated, and prohibit claims from being brought as class actions.  Whether class arbitration waivers are enforceable, especially in consumer contracts, has been a hotly contested issue in the courts in recent years.  Where class arbitration waivers are not enforceable or are enforceable only in part, parties my find themselves litigating their dispute as a class action but in an arbitration setting rather than a court.  This program will cover trends, best practices, and recent decisions relating to class arbitration and class arbitration waivers.  Some of the topics to be addressed include:

• Trends in decisions on the enforceability of class arbitration waivers.
• How are the Colorado courts likely to rule on class arbitration waivers?
• What does a class arbitration look like?  How is it different from a class action?
• Who is bound by an arbitrator’s decision in class arbitration?
• Can the loser of a class arbitration appeal?

The cost of the luncheon is $15.00 for Litigation Section members, $20.00 for Non-Members.

Registration for the Luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and the Luncheon will begin at 12:00 PM.

To RSVP for the Luncheon:
Call 303.860.1115, X727 or SEND AN E-MAIL TO MAILTO:LUNCHES@COBAR.ORG, PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND Class Action luncheon in your e-mail.

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