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Commonwealth Coatings Lives On! SCOTUS Denies Certiorari in Monster Energy
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

 We usually report Certiorari denials in the “Short Brief” section, but this one sought to overturn a precedent set over half a century ago;

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Certiorari Sought in Monster Energy. Is It Time for SCOTUS To Put Commonwealth Coatings To Rest?
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

Certiorari has been sought challenging a divided Ninth Circuit decision that vacated an Award for “evident partiality” under the Federal Arbitration Act.

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2016-19 Customer Award Survey in an Era of Securities Arbitration Stability
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By Harry A. Jacobowitz*

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Every so often, we take stock of how FINRA arbitration results change over time, by analyzing Award win rates and damage recoveries year-to-year.

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Anatomy of an Explained AAA Award: “Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave….”
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Guest author Harry A. Jacobowitz, Esq., analyzes for us an explained AAA Award featuring the largest damages since 2018 and the Arbitrator’s detailed explanation (as requested by the parties) of liability and damages in favor of a hedge fund against its fired portfolio manager.

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Two New FINRA Awards Reflecting Virtual Hearings, and a Change to the Award Template Reinforcing that ODR Is Now “FINRA Dispute Resolution Services”
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

Two new Awards have been posted in FINRA’s Arbitration Awards Online that show hearings conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Unanimous Eleventh Circuit: Under the FAA, an Award Can Be Modified by a Court for Evident Miscalculation Only If the Mistake Is Clearly Evident on the Face of the Award
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

The amount of damages in an arbitration award may only be modified by a federal court if there is a mathematical error in calculating the damage “clearly evident” on the face of the award,

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