George Friedman, Ex-FINRA Director of Arbitration, Assumes Editorial Helm of SAC’s Securities Arbitration Alert
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News Release

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Contact: Rick Ryder; (973) 761-5880

rryder@sacarbitration.com

George Friedman;

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FINRA Stats, 6/19: First Half Results Steady; ODR Adds New Feature to its Monthly Report
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At the half-year mark, FINRA’s Office of Dispute Resolution is on track to receive about 3,600 case filings for 2019. With 1,799 new case submissions through June,

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The Neutral Corner 2-2019:  FINRA-ODR Updates Arbitrators and Mediators on the Authority’s Latest Activities
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The Neutral Corner, the FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution’s newsletter for neutrals serving its dispute resolution forum, issues now on a quarterly basis;

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New Taxpayer First Act Apparently Bars Mandatory Arbitration of ALL (Not just IRS) Employee Whistleblower Disputes
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The new Taxpayer First Act signed into law on July 1st apparently bars any employer from requiring arbitration of tax-related whistleblower disputes. The new law also establishes an independent office for resolving taxpayer disputes.

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ET TU, MASSACHUSETTS?  SECRETARY GALVIN ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO CRAFT FIDUCIARY RULE
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ET TU, MASSACHUSETTS?  SECRETARY GALVIN ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO CRAFT FIDUCIARY RULE. Following the leads of Connecticut, Maryland, Nevada, and New Jersey, Massachusetts announced its intention to move ahead with its own fiduciary rule.

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More on SCOTUS’ 5-4 Holding in Home Depot that Third-Party Counterclaim Defendants Can’t Remove a Class Action
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As promised, here’s a more detailed analysis of the Supreme Court’s Home Depot decision that the term “defendant,” as used in the general removal statute and in the class action removal statute,

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