FINRA’s Hearing Location Statistics, 9/18: Focusing on Local Chairs and Chair-to-Case Ratios
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Tap a link that says “table format” above the U.S. map of FINRA hearing locations in the FINRA-DR monthly statistical report and you can see just how many arbitrators FINRA can deploy in each of its hearing locations,

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SCOTUS Also Hears Oral Argument in Lamps Plus. Another Tough Day at the Office for Counsel
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Varela v. Lamps Plus, Inc., No. 16-56085 (9th Cir. Aug. 3, 2017) (unpublished), involved a class action brought by Lamps Plus employees,

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SCOTUS Rules in Epic Systems. What it Means for Securities Employment Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman*

SAC Board Member and Contributing Legal Editor

[This guest blog post is derived from a feature article by the same name appearing in 2018:3 Securities Arbitration Commentator]

In a 5-4 decision split along ideological lines,

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SCOTUS Hits the Arbitration Certiorari Trifecta: What’s in Store for Financial Industry Arbitration?
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By George H. Friedman*

SAC Board Member and Contributing Legal Editor

Having already agreed to review two arbitration-centric cases next Term,

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Does Fraudulently Induced Account Agreement Nullify an Arbitration Clause Within?: Curtis v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.
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By Jill I. Gross

* When a party to a purported arbitration agreement claims that the container agreement as a whole was fraudulently induced,

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Federal Court Follows FINRA in Canceling Class Action Waiver: Zoller v. UBS Securities, LLC
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FINRA’s Rule 13204 restriction on enforcing arbitration against class action participants is not a “contrary congressional command” that might override the FAA mandate to enforce pre-dispute arbitration agreements (PDAAs),

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