GE Energy – Outokumpu Oral Argument at SCOTUS was January 21. Hard to Say Where This One Will Land
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

Oral argument took place January 21 before the Supreme Court in GE Energy Power Conversion France SAS v.

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FINRA Releases 2020 Risk Monitoring and Exam Priorities. Key Focus is on Reg BI. Arbitration is Again Not on the List
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

FINRA announced its 2020 risk monitoring and exam priorities in a 15-page Risk Monitoring and Examination Priorities Letter,

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More on the EEOC’s Rescission of its Anti-Arbitration Policy
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

As reported in SAA 2019-48 (Dec. 18), the EEOC has formally rescinded a Clinton-era policy against mandatory arbitration of workplace discrimination claims.

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District Court Grants TRO in Business Groups’ Challenge to New California Law Restricting Employment PDAA Use and Enforcement
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

Just as it was about to go into effect, a federal judge enjoined the planned January 1,

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A Final Assessment of My 2019 Consumer and Employment Arbitration Predictions
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

About a  year ago, I authored a blog post, The New Year is Here: What’s in Store for Arbitration and the Financial Services Field.

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Very Few Comments on FINRA’s Proposed Inactive Industry Party Arbitration Rule
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

The comment period closed December 13 on FINRA’s proposed rule to expand a customer’s arbitration options when firms or APs become inactive,

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