The New Year is Here: 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

With the new year here, it’s time for my annual predictions.

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FINRA Board Meets This Week; Two Arbitration Rulemaking Items on the Agenda
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FINRA’s Board of Governors was scheduled to meet December 12-13 and consider two arbitration-related proposals according to the posted meeting Agenda.

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Just in Time for Halloween, DOL Fiduciary Rule May Return from the Dead
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Just when we thought the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Fiduciary Standard Rule was officially dead, comes word that the Department may be taking another run at a Rule.

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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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A Midyear Assessment of My 2018 Consumer and Employment Arbitration Predictions – Part II
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By George H. Friedman*

SAC Contributing Legal Editor and Board of Editors Member

Chairman of the Board – Arbitration Resolution Services

[This is adapted from a post originally published in the author’s blog at Arbitration Resolution Services (ARS).

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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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