*Court decides issue of arbitrability if there is not sufficient evidence that parties clearly and unmistakably agreed to arbitrate the question of arbitrability.
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.
New case submissions by customers are down 29% from the first quarter’s tally for 2018 and industry cases have declined 27%. Overall, 830 new cases were filed in the first quarter;