FINRA Stats, 10/18: New Case Tally Highest in Years
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At this juncture, we can make a fair guess that the monthly totals for new case filings will remain fairly steady, drifting to a close,

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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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The Midterm Elections are Over: What’s in Store for Arbitration and the Financial Services Field?
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By George H. Friedman*

SAC Contributing Legal Editor and Board of Editors Member

Chairman of the Board – Arbitration Resolution Services 

Adjunct Professor of Law,

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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Varela v. Lamps Plus, Inc., No. 16-56085 (9th Cir. Aug. 3, 2017) (unpublished), involved a class action brought by Lamps Plus employees,

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Martians, Baloney, and Laughter: SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument in Henry Schein. Seems To Us the “Wholly Groundless” Delegation Exception Is on Borrowed Time
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Judging by the questions in Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer & White Sales, Inc., No. 17-1272 (always a risky endeavor), it seems like the Court will hold that under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) there is no delegation carveout for “wholly groundless” assertions of arbitrability.

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PLI’s “Securities Arbitration 2018” Seminar Provides Balance Between Practice and Overview
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The seminar, held at the Practising Law Institute in Manhattan on Wednesday, September 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., included six segments,

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