More on the Whistleblower Improvement Act, and Another Anti-Arbitration Bill is Introduced
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

We briefly mentioned in SAA 2019-37 (Sep. 25) that the bipartisan Whistleblower Programs Improvement Act had been introduced in the Senate.

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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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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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House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee Holds Hearing on “Forced Arbitration.” Proposed Fair Act is Gaining Strength
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The House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law held a May 16 hearing titled “Justice Denied: Forced Arbitration and the Erosion of our Legal System.” The Senate Judiciary Committee held a similar hearing in April.

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Democrats Introduce Several Anti-Mandatory Arbitration Bills. What You Need To Know
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by George H. Friedman

SAC Contributing Legal Editor and Board of Editors Member

Ed: As reported in SAA 2019-10 (Mar.

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The New Year is Here: 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

With the new year here, it’s time for my annual predictions.

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