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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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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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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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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Securities Experts Roundtable Holds Two-Day Conference in Washington, D.C., Featuring Educational Sessions on a Host of Topics
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The conference, which coincided with the Securities Experts Roundtable’s (SER) 26th annual membership meeting, met on Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28,

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Court Confirms — Arbitrator Was Right to Say Agreement Gives Case Some Class: Wells Fargo Advisors LLC v. Sappington
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By Jill I. Gross

An arbitrator’s ruling that an arbitration agreement permits class arbitration does not exceed his powers or manifestly disregard the law,

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