Publication Date

Winter 2015


University of Miami Law Review


The Supreme Court’s recent decisions in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion and American Express v. Italian Colors have considered only whether class actions for monetary damages may be barred by arbitration clauses requiring individual adjudication. The Justices have not examined the enforceability of arbitration clauses or arbitral rules which explicitly prohibit claimants from seeking or arbitrators from granting broad injunctive relief in an individual dispute. I term these "anti-reform" provisions because they broadly prohibit an individual arbitral claimant from seeking to end a practice, change a rule, or enjoin an act that causes injury to itself and to similarly-situated non-parties. This essay is the first to consider the enforceability of such provisions, and to provide a framework for analyzing their enforceability.



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University of Miami School of Law


arbitration, consumer law, class actions, remedies


Contracts | Dispute Resolution and Arbitration | Jurisprudence | Law | Legal Remedies | Legislation



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