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Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Seems To Be Pro-Arbitration (or so We Think), Part II
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Last week, we analyzed the cases involving business and securities arbitration decided by Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the District of Columbia Circuit.

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Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Seems To Be Pro-Arbitration (or so We Think), Part I
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President Trump on July 9th nominated Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the District of Columbia Circuit to fill the open Supreme Court seat created by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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Explained Award: Sofia v. Fross
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EXPLAINED AWARD: SOFIA v. FROSS, AAA ID #01-16-0002-6358 (Leesburg, FL, 11/27/17).

This week, we follow up our recent review of a lengthy AAA Award in a customer dispute against a broker-dealer (SAA 2017-45) with a shorter,

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Explained Award: Shirvanian v. Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.
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EXPLAINED AWARD: SHIRVANIAN v. CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS, INC., AAA ID #72 168 Y 00005 04 NOLG (Los Angeles, CA, 10/26/17).

This well-reasoned 69-page AAA Award carefully lays out several alternative bases for rejecting the claimants’ claims.

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Department of Labor Proposes Fiduciary Standard For Retirement Accounts: Arbitration Embraced!
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We have reported previously on the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) intention to establish a fiduciary standard for those offering investment advice concerning retirement accounts (see SAA 2015-12).

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