Ranjan Agarwal speaks as a panelist on class actions and arbitration at the Ontario Bar Association. The panel looks at how class actions and arbitration seem to be overlapping and the interesting issues this creates, including:
- Can arbitration clauses provide access to justice to small ticket mass claims?
- Are individual arbitrations able to supplement class actions at the individual inquiry level post-common issues trials or settlements?
- What has the IRSS experience taught us?
- What is the American experience with class arbitrations and can that mechanism become part of the Canadian legal landscape?
- Where is Canadian law headed in light of the fact that the Supreme Court of Canada has recently made important decisions on the intersection of class actions and arbitration?
- Will the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Uber v Heller change the role of arbitration in the employment and other near-consumer cases?