New Taxpayer First Act Apparently Bars Mandatory Arbitration of ALL (Not just IRS) Employee Whistleblower Disputes
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The new Taxpayer First Act signed into law on July 1st apparently bars any employer from requiring arbitration of tax-related whistleblower disputes. The new law also establishes an independent office for resolving taxpayer disputes.

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Fresno County Employees’ Retirement Association v. Isaacson/Weaver Family Trust
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By Noah D. Sorkin

Plaintiffs’ class counsel is entitled to compensation from a common settlement fund, even where underlying action was brought pursuant to a fee-shifting statute.

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Certiorari Granted in Eleventh Circuit Case Holding that Non-Signatory Party Cannot Compel Arbitration Under the NY Convention
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On the Term’s last day, SCOTUS on June 28 granted Certiorari in an arbitration-centric case. As we reported in SAA 2019-15 (Apr.

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Explained Award Features Settlement and Hearing, Dismissal of Claims and Expungement Dissent
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For this case to unravel the way it did required that the Claimants pursue both the brokers and the firm as Respondents. That’s not terribly common in FINRA arbitration,

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Ginzkey v. National Securities Corp.
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By Ben Suter

A Motion to Dismiss the Complaint for failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted is denied,

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Walfish v. Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
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By David C. Franceski, Jr.

A “special agent” of a “general agent” selling insurance pursuant to an express independent contractor agreement satisfies New Jersey’s “ABC” test of independent contractor status,

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