Pointing Fingers: A Peek Behind an Explained Award
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Leggett v. Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, FINRA ID #17-01077 (Atlanta, GA, 8/1/19) is unusual because it not only includes explanations for two expungements,

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Explained Award: Denied Expungement Reveals Useful Tip About Making Expungement Requests
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Explained Awards — those that contain the Arbitrator’s reasons for granting or denying the relief requested — are available to parties under FINRA Rules 12904(g) and 13904(g),

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FINRA Stats, 6/19: First Half Results Steady; ODR Adds New Feature to its Monthly Report
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At the half-year mark, FINRA’s Office of Dispute Resolution is on track to receive about 3,600 case filings for 2019. With 1,799 new case submissions through June,

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Explained Award Features Settlement and Hearing, Dismissal of Claims and Expungement Dissent
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For this case to unravel the way it did required that the Claimants pursue both the brokers and the firm as Respondents. That’s not terribly common in FINRA arbitration,

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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 Stats, 3/19: March Case Filings Continue Weak, Leading to a Quarterly YOY Decline of 28%
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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;

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