Coronavirus Update (March 15)
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This new, temporary, section covers Coronavirus-related legislative, regulatory, legal, and scheduling developments impacting the financial and arbitration fields. We will discontinue this temporary feature when the pandemic passes – hopefully soon.

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That Didn’t Take Very Long! First “Corona Crash” Arbitrations Seem To Already Be on the Way. And a Major Industry Event Is Cancelled
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

The first Coronavirus-related arbitrations may be on the way, caused by a trading platform’s alleged crash as the market was bouncing back in a record way.

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Gavaldon v. Standard Chartered Bank International (Americas) Ltd.
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By Paul J. Dubow

*The Edge Act provides for federal jurisdiction over claims against an Edge Act entity only if the suit arises out of an offshore transaction of the Edge Act corporation.

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Ninth Circuit: District Court Acted Properly When It Reconsidered and Reversed Previously Granted Order Compelling Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

The District Court did not abuse its discretion when it reconsidered and reversed in part its previous Order compelling arbitration,

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Gordon v. Dadante
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By Christopher G. Lazarini

*District courts have broad discretion in setting fair and reasonable compensation for their receivers.

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What’s Past is Prologue – All Over Again. What’s Ahead for Arbitration Filings in the Wake of Recent Volatility
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief and Richard P. Ryder, SAC Founder and President

The crashing and rebounding capital markets in the wake of the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak causes the Alert’s George H.

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