Six-Year Study Shows Arbitration Is Good for Plaintiffs’ Attorneys
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A massive study to be published in 2019 shows that arbitration can be beneficial to the plaintiffs’ bar and that the odds of victory increase significantly for parties represented by counsel.

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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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NYS Bar Association Holds November 29 Webinar on Award Enforcement
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As we previewed in SAA 2017-40, the New York State Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section hosted a one-hour Webinar, “When Arbitration Goes to New York Courts: Recent Developments in the Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards,”

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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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More Than Five Ways To Skin a Cat: Another Way Emerges To Kill CFPB’s Arbitration Rule, but the Cat Is Fighting Back. Final Rule Published in Federal Register
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Another roadblock for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (“CFPB)” Final Rule on arbitration has emerged: nullification by the Financial Stability Oversight Council (“FSOC”).

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