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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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Federal Court Follows FINRA in Canceling Class Action Waiver: Zoller v. UBS Securities, LLC
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FINRA’s Rule 13204 restriction on enforcing arbitration against class action participants is not a “contrary congressional command” that might override the FAA mandate to enforce pre-dispute arbitration agreements (PDAAs),

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Consumer and Employment Arbitration – Six Things to Look for in 2018
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By George H. Friedman*

SAC Contributing Legal Editor and Board of Editors Member and Chairman of the Board – Arbitration Resolution Services

[This is adapted from a post originally published in the author’s blog at Arbitration Resolution Services (ARS).

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Divided Fifth Circuit: Class Action Waivers OK Even Though Not in Arbitration Clause
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A “bare” class action waiver in an employment contract was enforceable even though it was not part of an arbitration clause, a divided Fifth Circuit holds.

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CFPB Issues Final Arbitration Rule. Predispute Arbitration Agreements Permitted but Class Action Waivers Banned. Reg Requires Submission of Arbitration Data; Carves Out SRO Arbitration
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) on July 10 issued its long-anticipated arbitration rule, with few surprises.

Recall that Dodd-Frank section 1028 directs the CFPB to study the use of PDAAs in contracts for consumer financial products and services and later report to Congress,

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