New Taxpayer First Act Apparently Bars Mandatory Arbitration of ALL (Not just IRS) Employee Whistleblower Disputes
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The new Taxpayer First Act signed into law on July 1st apparently bars any employer from requiring arbitration of tax-related whistleblower disputes. The new law also establishes an independent office for resolving taxpayer disputes.

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More on SCOTUS’ 5-4 Holding in Home Depot that Third-Party Counterclaim Defendants Can’t Remove a Class Action
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As promised, here’s a more detailed analysis of the Supreme Court’s Home Depot decision that the term “defendant,” as used in the general removal statute and in the class action removal statute,

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Peek-Behind Award: Finn v. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) — Compensation Deferred or Denied?
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PEEK-BEHIND AWARD: FINN v. CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (USA) — COMPENSATION DEFERRED OR DENIED?

We hear there are dozens of these cases against CSS for unpaid deferred compensation.

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A Final Assessment of My 2018 Consumer and Employment Arbitration Predictions – Part II
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By George H. Friedman*

SAC Contributing Legal Editor and Board of Editors Member

Toward the end of last year, I authored a blog post,

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A Final Assessment of My 2018 Consumer and Employment Arbitration Predictions – Part I
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By George H. Friedman*

SAC Contributing Legal Editor and Board of Editors Member

Toward the end of last year, I authored a blog post,

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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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