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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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Varela v. Lamps Plus, Inc., No. 16-56085 (9th Cir. Aug. 3, 2017) (unpublished), involved a class action brought by Lamps Plus employees,

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Latest SAC Podcast Tackles “Employment Issues in Securities Arbitration in the Wake of Epic Systems”
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The current state of securities industry employment arbitration, including what the Supreme Court’s Epic Systems decision may mean for the financial services sector, were the core topics discussed recently by an experienced panel of securities arbitration experts in the sixth SAC Podcast.

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An Epic Precedent Entails Enforcing a Class Action Waiver in an Employment Dispute: Lavar v. Credit Suisse Securities (USA), LLC
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By Christopher G. Lazarini

*Class action waivers in employment agreements are enforceable. **FINRA Rule 13204’s prohibition against compelling a member of a certified or putative class to arbitrate may be contractually waived.

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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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