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Horizons: Conversations About Future Directions in Dispute Resolution

Friday, January 30,  2015
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM | TBD

 

147 – Power Imbalance

ARTICLES

Charles Gibbs, Note, Consumer Class Actions After AT&T v. Concepcion: Why the Federal Arbitration Act Should Not Be Used to Deny Effective Relief to Small-Value Claimants, 2012 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1345 (2012).
This note addresses the AT&T v. Concepcion decision and the effect it may have on small value claimants. The author argues that the Supreme Court decision, as well as waivers of class action under the Federal Arbitration Act, is less economically efficient with a lower deterrent value when compared to class action lawsuits.
{44} ARBITRATION—GENERAL
{79} SUBJ MATTER: CONSUMER
{147} POWER IMBALANCE

BOOKS

Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris & Renia Ehrenfeucht, Sidewalks: Conflict and Negotiation over Public Space (2012)
This book examines the evolution of American urban sidewalks as a distinct public place. The authors draw on historical and contemporary examples, in addition to case study research and archival data from five cities, to discuss the characteristics of sidewalks, conflicts, and negotiations over issues including ambiguous boundaries of their public status, contestation over specific uses, control and regulation and the implications of First Amendment speech and assembly rights.
{1} NEGOTIATION—GENERAL
{84} SUBJ MATTER: ENVIRONMENT
{147} POWER IMBALANCE