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Plaintiffs Protest Merger Proposal Press Release in Securities Class Action: Gross v. GFI Group, Inc.
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By Christopher G. Lazarini

*Whether a statement would give an investor a false impression is generally a question reserved for the fact-finder.

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CFPB’s Proposed Arbitration Reg May Not Be Long for This World
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (“CFPB”) proposed regulation governing predispute arbitration agreements in contracts involving financial products and services – if not the Bureau itself – may face rough sledding in 2017,

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Puerto Rico Bond Investors Are Dismissed From Class: Roman v. UBS Financial Services, Inc. of Puerto Rico
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By Christopher G. Lazarini

*FRCP 23 (a) and (b) set out four threshold requirements for class certification:  numerosity, commonality, typicality,

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California Supreme Court Holds – Barely – That Issue of Class Arbitration is for the Arbitrators, not the Court
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A sharply divided California Supreme Court holds that the question of whether an arbitration agreement allows class-wide arbitration should be decided by the arbitrators,

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Consumer Arbitration: Five Things to look for in 2016
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By George H. Friedman*

[SAC Board of Editors Member Friedman posted this on his blog at Arbitration Resolution Services.

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FINRA Rule Denying Arbitration of Class Actions Might Not Apply to Employment Dispute: Cohen vs. UBS Financial Services, Inc.
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Rule 13204 does not prevent a broker-dealer from exacting a contractual waiver from its employees of the right to bring a class or collective action;

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