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Consumer and Employment Arbitration – Six Things to Look for in 2017
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By George H. Friedman*

SAC Contributing Legal Editor and Board of Editors Member

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

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CFPB’s Proposed Arbitration Reg May Not Be Long for This World
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (“CFPB”) proposed regulation governing predispute arbitration agreements in contracts involving financial products and services – if not the Bureau itself – may face rough sledding in 2017,

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Puerto Rico Bond Investors Are Dismissed From Class: Roman v. UBS Financial Services, Inc. of Puerto Rico
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By Christopher G. Lazarini

*FRCP 23 (a) and (b) set out four threshold requirements for class certification:  numerosity, commonality, typicality,

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Explained Award Features an Explained Dissent: Schneider v. Khalsa
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Explained Award: Schneider v. Khalsa, FINRA ID #16-00680 (Albuquerque, NM, 11/23/16).

Expungement recommendations by three-member panels are almost always unanimous,

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Insider Trading: A Gift of Potential Jail Time: Salman v. USA
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By David C. Franceski, Jr.

A gift of confidential information from a tipper to a trading friend or relative constitutes sufficient personal benefit to the tipper to sustain a conviction of the tippee for insider trading under Section 10(b) of the 1934 Act.

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More Details Emerge on the Justice for Victims of Fraud Act of 2016. California Takes a Shot as Well
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More details have emerged on the proposed Justice for Victims of Fraud Act that would bar arbitration of disputes involving fictitious Wells Fargo accounts.

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