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Coronavirus News on SCOTUS & Arbitration
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We issue this “Extra” Alert with breaking news of importance to our readers concerning the Coronavirus pandemic, that we feel should not await our normal publication schedule.

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Coronavirus Update (March 15)
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This new, temporary, section covers Coronavirus-related legislative, regulatory, legal, and scheduling developments impacting the financial and arbitration fields. We will discontinue this temporary feature when the pandemic passes – hopefully soon.

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That Didn’t Take Very Long! First “Corona Crash” Arbitrations Seem To Already Be on the Way. And a Major Industry Event Is Cancelled
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

The first Coronavirus-related arbitrations may be on the way, caused by a trading platform’s alleged crash as the market was bouncing back in a record way.

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What’s Past is Prologue – All Over Again. What’s Ahead for Arbitration Filings in the Wake of Recent Volatility
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief and Richard P. Ryder, SAC Founder and President

The crashing and rebounding capital markets in the wake of the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak causes the Alert’s George H.

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Ninth Circuit Hears Oral Argument in Case Challenging FINRA’s Class Action Waiver Prohibition in Employment
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

A case heard by the Ninth Circuit on February 13 addressed the validity of FINRA’s negative views on class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements.

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After Moving at a Snail’s Pace, FINRA’s Proposed Changes to the Membership Program To Encourage Arbitration Award Payment Switch to the Express Lane
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

Back in mid-2017, FINRA’s Board authorized staff to publish a Regulatory Notice seeking comments on a proposal to amend the Authority’s Membership Application Program (“MAP”) rules to create further incentives for the timely payment of arbitration awards.

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