Talking with PIABA’s Leaders: Issues in the Current Year and the Year Ahead
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At the tail-end of June SAC brought together for a wide-ranging discussion the current and future Presidents of PIABA — Christine Lazaro and Samuel B.

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FINRA Stats, 7/19: Customer Claims on a Slow Rise from Earlier Months of 2019
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Here’s the difference we’re seeing: back in January of this year, FINRA’s Office of Dispute Resolution reported in its monthly statistical disclosures that 336 cases had been filed,

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Pointing Fingers: A Peek Behind an Explained Award
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Leggett v. Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, FINRA ID #17-01077 (Atlanta, GA, 8/1/19) is unusual because it not only includes explanations for two expungements,

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Explained Award: Denied Expungement Reveals Useful Tip About Making Expungement Requests
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Explained Awards — those that contain the Arbitrator’s reasons for granting or denying the relief requested — are available to parties under FINRA Rules 12904(g) and 13904(g),

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FINRA Stats, 6/19: First Half Results Steady; ODR Adds New Feature to its Monthly Report
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At the half-year mark, FINRA’s Office of Dispute Resolution is on track to receive about 3,600 case filings for 2019. With 1,799 new case submissions through June,

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Award Survey: 2001-18 Clearing Broker-Dealer Liability
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Broker-dealers who engage with customers as “introducing broker-dealers” don’t perform the “back office” tasks needed to clear and settle transactions. Rather, they rely on specialized clearing broker-dealers to perform those functions for the introducing BDs,

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