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

SAC Contributing Legal Editor and Board of Editors Member

Toward the end of last year, I authored a blog post,

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FINRA Board Approves Two Arbitration Rulemaking Items
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FINRA’s Board of Governors met December 12-13 and approved two major arbitration-related proposals on non-attorney representatives and expungement guidance.

We reported in SAA 2018-47 (Dec.

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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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FINRA Stats, 10/18: New Case Tally Highest in Years
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At this juncture, we can make a fair guess that the monthly totals for new case filings will remain fairly steady, drifting to a close,

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Cottonwood Centers, Inc. v. Klearman
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By Paul J. Dubow

Incorporation of a separate document into an agreement requires that the reference must be clear and unequivocal and must be called to the attention of the other party who must consent thereto.

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NY Trial Court: “Manifest Disregard” Is Very Hard To Prove Without an Explained Award
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While “manifest disregard” may still be a viable basis for challenging an Award in New York State, that burden is very difficult to prove absent an explained Award,

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