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The DC Code: § 16-4410 Consolidation of separate arbitration proceedings.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)
a
Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c) of this section, upon motion of a party to an agreement to arbitrate or to an arbitration proceeding, the court may order consolidation of separate arbitration proceedings as to all or some of the claims if:
1
There are separate agreements to arbitrate or separate arbitration proceedings between the same persons or one of them is a party to a separate agreement to arbitrate or a separate arbitration proceeding with a third person;
2
The claims subject to the agreements to arbitrate arise in substantial part from the same transaction or series of related transactions;
3
The existence of a common issue of law or fact creates the possibility of conflicting decisions in the separate arbitration proceedings; and
4
Prejudice resulting from a failure to consolidate is not outweighed by the risk of undue delay or prejudice to the rights of or hardship to parties opposing consolidation.
b
The court may order consolidation of separate arbitration proceedings as to some claims and allow other claims to be resolved in separate arbitration proceedings.
c
The court may not order consolidation of the claims of a party to an agreement to arbitrate if the agreement prohibits consolidation; provided, that nothing in this section is intended to prevent a party's participation in a class action lawsuit or arbitration.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For Law 17-111, see notes following § 16-4401. Uniform Law This section is based upon § 10 of the Uniform Arbitration Act (2000). See Vol. 7, Pt. I, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw. DC CODE § 16-4410 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Feb. 27, 2008, D.C. Law 17-111, § 2(b), 55 DCR 1847.)