It Took a While, but the Inactive Industry Party Arbitration Rule has Been Filed with the SEC
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

FINRA on November 5 filed with the SEC a long-awaited rule amendment that would give investors greater rights when arbitrating with inactive industry parties.

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FINRA Stats, 9/19: Big Surge in August Filings Ebbs; Return To Calm
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Remember in August, case filings suddenly shot up to 501 for the month, from an average of about 300 during the first seven months?

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More Details on Two New California Laws Impacting Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

As reported in SAA 2019-39 (Oct. 16), California Governor Gavin Newsom within days of each other signed into law two new statutes that will impact arbitration.

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Unanimous California Supreme Court: Employee Covered by an Arbitration Agreement Can’t Use PAGA to Recover Unpaid Wages
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

An employee’s claim for unpaid wages brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act must proceed to arbitration,

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That Didn’t Take Very Long: FAIR Act Approved by the House
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

Just days after being cued up for a possible vote, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act of 2019 was approved by the House of Representatives on September 20 by a mostly party-line vote.

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Senate Version of Justice for Servicemembers Act Introduced – By a Republican
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

Until now, the many anti-arbitration bills introduced in the 116th Congress have been sponsored by Democrats.

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