FINRA Issues Regulatory Notice Seeking Comments on Rule Changes To Protect Against At-Risk Firms. Unpaid Arbitration Awards Definitely a Focus!
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FINRA has issued a Regulatory Notice seeking comments on Rule changes aimed at better protecting investors from firms with significant regulatory histories. Arbitration is prominently mentioned throughout.

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FINRA Releases 2019 Regulatory and Exam Priorities. Focus Is On Emerging Areas. Arbitration Again Not on the List.
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FINRA announced its 2019 regulatory and exam priorities in a Cover Letter to member firms that included a link to a newly-named seven-page Risk Monitoring and Examination Priorities Letter addressed to the securities industry.

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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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