Coalition of Consumer Protection Advocates Again Urges SEC’s Clayton: No IPO Arbitration or Class Action Waivers
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A 133-member coalition of national and state consumer and investor rights advocates has written to the SEC urging that it not permit arbitration or class action waivers of IPO disputes.

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SCOTUS Rules in Epic Systems. What it Means for Securities Employment Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman*

SAC Board Member and Contributing Legal Editor

[This guest blog post is derived from a feature article by the same name appearing in 2018:3 Securities Arbitration Commentator]

In a 5-4 decision split along ideological lines,

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SCOTUS Hits the Arbitration Certiorari Trifecta: What’s in Store for Financial Industry Arbitration?
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By George H. Friedman*

SAC Board Member and Contributing Legal Editor

Having already agreed to review two arbitration-centric cases next Term,

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Busy Arbitration Docket Next Term at SCOTUS: Certiorari Granted in Another Arbitration-Related Case
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The Supreme Court will be hearing two arbitration-related cases next Term, having just granted Certiorari in another case involving the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”).

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Kentucky Supreme Court Splits on Kindred Remand from SCOTUS: Clark Dispute Will Be Arbitrated; Wellner Will Not
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The Kentucky Supreme Court accepts SCOTUS’s striking its “clear statement” rule as arbitration-hostile, but a majority insists arbitration denial on alternative grounds was righteous.

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SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument in Lewis FAA Preemption Case. Lots of Questions for All Sides
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Oral argument took place October 2nd before the Supreme Court in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 137 S.Ct. 809 (2017), the first case of the Court’s new Term.

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