The Future of International Mass Claims

The International Dispute Resolution Committee of the D.C. Bar International Law Section, the D.C. Bar Litigation Section, the Washington Foreign Law Society and the Institute for Transnational Arbitration presented a lunchtime program on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 addressing what may very well be the wave of the future in international dispute resolution – mass claims.

The topic of international mass and collective claims has finally reached critical temperature – U.S. class actions with an international component, mass claims in other national courts like Germany, collective claims before international tribunals (such as the ad hoc Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission and the mass claims investment treaty arbitration Abaclat et al v. Republic of Argentina) and specially-crafted compensation programs like the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Coast Claims Facility.

Attendees heard from a panel of three hands-on participants at the cutting edge of these developments; Carolyn Lamm, John R. Crook and Prof. S.I. (Stacie) Strong.

Posted April 3, 2013 in: General News