SCOTUS Also Hears Oral Argument in Lamps Plus. Another Tough Day at the Office for Counsel
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Varela v. Lamps Plus, Inc., No. 16-56085 (9th Cir. Aug. 3, 2017) (unpublished), involved a class action brought by Lamps Plus employees,

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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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SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument in New Prime. Looks to Us Like FAA Will Exempt Independent Contractors Engaged in Interstate Commerce
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Oral argument took place October 3rd before a short-handed Supreme Court in New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, No. 17-340, the first of three arbitration cases the Court will hear this Term.

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Exactly Where is an Arbitration Award in Cyberspace Made? Time to Modernize the Federal Arbitration Act
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By George H. Friedman*

SAC Contributing Legal Editor and Board of Editors Member

Chairman of the Board – Arbitration Resolution Services 

[This is adapted from a post originally published in the author’s blog at Arbitration Resolution Services (ARS).

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Coalition of Consumer Protection Advocates Again Urges SEC’s Clayton: No IPO Arbitration or Class Action Waivers
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A 133-member coalition of national and state consumer and investor rights advocates has written to the SEC urging that it not permit arbitration or class action waivers of IPO disputes.

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A Midyear 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

Chairman of the Board – Arbitration Resolution Services

[This is adapted from a post originally published in the author’s blog at Arbitration Resolution Services (ARS).

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