Ashley D. Klein

Ashley D. KleinClass of 2013
Staff, Volume 37

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A Response to the Prospect of Canadian Class Arbitration

In her lecture, Professor S. I. Strong argued that the United States and Canada share similar attitudes towards class actions and arbitration. Canada’s acceptance of class arbitration as a bar to class actions suits hinges on the Canadian Supreme Court’s decision in Seidel v. Telus Communications. In Seidel, the court held 5-4 to allow a class action suit to proceed despite the fact that the parties had an arbitration agreement. Professor Strong suggests that class arbitration, although not explicitly mentioned in Seidel, “might have been within the contemplation of the dissenting justices.”

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Categories: International Dispute Resolution, Symposium
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