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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Research Group Publishes Study on Arbitration with Uninformed Consumers
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This statistical study posits that securities industry participants in FINRA arbitration enjoy an information advantage, which gives them a tactical advantage in selecting arbitrators,

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FINRA Incorporates New Special Proceeding Option for Small Claims Parties into its Operations
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With the new Rule now in effect, we wanted to see how FINRA Dispute Resolution has gone about introducing Claimants to this new innovation and to view,

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The Midterm Elections are Over: What’s in Store for Arbitration and the Financial Services Field?
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By George H. Friedman*

SAC Contributing Legal Editor and Board of Editors Member

Chairman of the Board – Arbitration Resolution Services 

Adjunct Professor of Law,

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Martians, Baloney, and Laughter: SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument in Henry Schein. Seems To Us the “Wholly Groundless” Delegation Exception Is on Borrowed Time
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Judging by the questions in Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer & White Sales, Inc., No. 17-1272 (always a risky endeavor), it seems like the Court will hold that under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) there is no delegation carveout for “wholly groundless” assertions of arbitrability.

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