Prescription Issues Limit Louisiana Investor’s Claims Against Broker-Dealer: Patin v. Aegis Capital Corp.
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By Jack D. Ballard

*When a brokerage account loses half of its value, the account holder is put on notice of the need to investigate the reason for the loss.

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Exactly Where is an Arbitration Award in Cyberspace Made? Time to Modernize the Federal Arbitration Act
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By George H. Friedman*

SAC Contributing Legal Editor and Board of Editors Member

Chairman of the Board – Arbitration Resolution Services 

[This is adapted from a post originally published in the author’s blog at Arbitration Resolution Services (ARS).

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Award Survey: 2017 Employee-Member Damage Awards
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We complete our series of summaries focusing on 2017 Awards by turning to Employee-Member cases in which the claimant requested more than nominal compensatory damages.

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The Eight Circuit Demands Meaningful Benchmarks in ERISA Fiduciary Duty Claim: Meiners v. Wells Fargo & Co.
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By Jeremy Root

ERISA Plan Participant must plead meaningful benchmarks to establish a claim for breach of fiduciary duty.

Meiners vs.

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Coalition of Consumer Protection Advocates Again Urges SEC’s Clayton: No IPO Arbitration or Class Action Waivers
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A 133-member coalition of national and state consumer and investor rights advocates has written to the SEC urging that it not permit arbitration or class action waivers of IPO disputes.

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Federal Court Eschews Jurisdiction Over State Enforcement Proceeding: Enforcement Section of the Massachusetts Securities Division v. Scottrade, Inc.
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By Paul J. Dubow

*Under the federal ingredient doctrine, a well-pled complaint arises under the laws of the United States if a state law cause of action “requires resolution of a substantial question of federal law”

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