NY Trial Court: “Manifest Disregard” Is Very Hard To Prove Without an Explained Award
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While “manifest disregard” may still be a viable basis for challenging an Award in New York State, that burden is very difficult to prove absent an explained Award,

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Award Survey: 2017 Employee-Member Damage Awards
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We complete our series of summaries focusing on 2017 Awards by turning to Employee-Member cases in which the claimant requested more than nominal compensatory damages.

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A Peek Behind a Selling Away Award: Fry v. Comprehensive Asset Management and Servicing Inc. & Steele
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A PEEK BEHIND A SELLING AWAY AWARD: FRY v. COMPREHENSIVE ASSET MANAGEMENT AND SERVICING INC. & STEELE, FINRA ID #17-01767 (Indianapolis, IN,

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Explained Award: Wilczynski vs. Aegis Capital Corp.
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EXPLAINED AWARD: WILCZYNSKI v. AEGIS CAPITAL CORP., FINRA ID #17-01664 (Washington, DC, 7/17/18).

The Six-Year Eligibility Rule (FINRA Rules 12206 and 13206) is unique to securities arbitration and,

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Award Survey: Top BDs of 2017 – Part I
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In this two-part survey, the latest in our series on 2017 Awards, we focus on the broker-dealers (BDs) with the largest number of Awards issued that year;

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Award Survey: Forum Cost Assessments in 2017 Customer-Member Awards
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How much of the forum costs each party must pay is a matter for the discretion of the Arbitrators. Our second annual analysis of cost assessments in Customer-Member Awards (see SAA 2016-21 (May 31) for the original survey) once again reveals a decided tendency to favor customer claimants.

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