Bae v. Park
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By Ben Suter

The Court finds that the defendant failed to demonstrate that the plaintiffs procured an arbitration award by corruption,

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FINRA Board Meets — Tables Arbitration-Related Rule Proposals
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FINRA’s Board of Governors met on May 6-7 to consider an array of financial, regulatory and enforcement reports and issues. Prior to this regular meeting of the Board,

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FINRA Issues Regulatory Notice Seeking Comments on Rule Changes To Protect Against At-Risk Firms. Unpaid Arbitration Awards Definitely a Focus!
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FINRA has issued a Regulatory Notice seeking comments on Rule changes aimed at better protecting investors from firms with significant regulatory histories. Arbitration is prominently mentioned throughout.

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Campbell v. Transgenomic, Inc.
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By Christopher G. Lazarini

Unlike in poker where a player actively conceals his hand, the issuer of a proxy statement is required to put all his cards on the table face-up.

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CPR and CEDR Release Joint Report on Insights into ADR
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The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (“CPR”) and the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (“CEDR”) on April 4 issued a joint Report: “Insights into Alternative Dispute Resolution.”

As described in an accompanying Press Release and Summary,

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Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela
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By Burton W. Wiand

Absent an affirmative contractual basis for concluding that a party agreed to do so, there can be no class arbitration.

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