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Ch.11 Class Action Arbitration

William H. Baker

From: International Commercial Arbitration in New York (1st Edition)

James H. Carter, John Fellas

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From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 April 2024

Subject(s):
Arbitral agreements — Arbitral tribunals — Arbitral rules
Class action arbitrations are a relatively recent phenomenon in the United States, but the number of such arbitrations is expanding at a rapid rate. As of December 2009, the American Arbitration Association (AAA) has administered 288 class action arbitrations and Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (JAMS), another major U.S. arbitral institution, has also administered a substantial number of class arbitrations. Most such arbitrations are exclusively between domestic parties and often arise out of arbitration clauses inserted in the fine print of...
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