A Final Assessment of My 2018 Consumer and Employment Arbitration Predictions – Part II
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By George H. Friedman*

SAC Contributing Legal Editor and Board of Editors Member

Toward the end of last year, I authored a blog post,

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FINRA Board Approves Two Arbitration Rulemaking Items
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FINRA’s Board of Governors met December 12-13 and approved two major arbitration-related proposals on non-attorney representatives and expungement guidance.

We reported in SAA 2018-47 (Dec.

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FINRA Board Meets This Week; Two Arbitration Rulemaking Items on the Agenda
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FINRA’s Board of Governors was scheduled to meet December 12-13 and consider two arbitration-related proposals according to the posted meeting Agenda.

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Research Group Publishes Study on Arbitration with Uninformed Consumers
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This statistical study posits that securities industry participants in FINRA arbitration enjoy an information advantage, which gives them a tactical advantage in selecting arbitrators,

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Just in Time for Halloween, DOL Fiduciary Rule May Return from the Dead
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Just when we thought the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Fiduciary Standard Rule was officially dead, comes word that the Department may be taking another run at a Rule.

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Award Survey: Top BDs of 2017 – Part II: Use of Counsel
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In SAA 2018-24, we identified the four broker-dealers (BDs) with the largest presence in securities arbitration, with special emphasis on their Customer-Member Awards. This week,

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