Mass Arbitration Update

Michael W. McTigue Jr. Meredith C. Slawe

On July 12, New York mass torts, insurance and consumer litigation partners Meredith Slawe and Michael McTigue spoke on a webinar hosted by the National Retail Federation titled "Mass Arbitration Update." The speakers reviewed ongoing claimant solicitation efforts against businesses — including retailers — online and through social media platforms, the role of litigation funding and coordination of the plaintiffs’ bar, related litigation in the courts, responses from the arbitration providers and the industry's reaction, the impacts of Viking River, mitigation measures for retailers and potential traps, and future predictions.