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A Final Assessment of My 2019 Consumer and Employment Arbitration Predictions
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

About a  year ago, I authored a blog post, The New Year is Here: What’s in Store for Arbitration and the Financial Services Field.

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NASAA’s “E&O Insurance Survey” Makes Case for E&O Insurance as a Treatment for Unpaid Awards 
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Calling it a “key focus for the North American Securities Administrators Association,” NASAA’s Broker-Dealer Section reports, in a 10-page Study released on December 11,

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Very Few Comments on FINRA’s Proposed Inactive Industry Party Arbitration Rule
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

The comment period closed December 13 on FINRA’s proposed rule to expand a customer’s arbitration options when firms or APs become inactive,

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The Other Shoe Drops: “Investor Choice Act” Finally Reintroduced in House and Senate. Would Amend 1934 Act and Investment Advisers Act of 1940 To Ban Mandatory Predispute Arbitration Agreements in Customer and Shareholder Relationships
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

It took a while, but joining the slew of anti-arbitration bills pending in Congress is the Investor Choice Act,

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That Didn’t Take Very Long! Just as Reg BI Goes into Effect, Seven States and DC Sue To Block It
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

Just as the SEC’s Regulation Best Interest was about to go into effect September 10, several states and the District of Columbia sued to stop it.

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Talking with PIABA’s Leaders: Issues in the Current Year and the Year Ahead
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At the tail-end of June SAC brought together for a wide-ranging discussion the current and future Presidents of PIABA — Christine Lazaro and Samuel B.

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