PIABA: BrokerCheck and the Expungement Process Are Broken. Moratorium Needed Now
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

On the eve of its annual meeting October 22 – 25, the Public Investors Advocate Bar Association released a study commissioned by the PIABA Foundation,

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Explained Award: Denied Expungement Reveals Useful Tip About Making Expungement Requests
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Explained Awards — those that contain the Arbitrator’s reasons for granting or denying the relief requested — are available to parties under FINRA Rules 12904(g) and 13904(g),

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Warren to FINRA: What’s Happening on Expungement Changes?
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Senator Elizabeth Warren has written to FINRA inquiring about the status of Board-approved changes on expungement.

We reported in SAA 2018-48 (Dec.

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Back on the Front Burner for NASAA: New Legislative Agenda Has a Heavy Emphasis on Arbitration
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NASAA in early March released its legislative agenda for the new Congress. Arbitration reform is now a key focus.

The 16-page NASAA Legislative Agenda for the 116th Congress has four core principles: 1) Putting Main Street Investors First;

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Connections: Wandering through BrokerCheck Looking for Links to Arbitration Awards
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BrokerCheck is a big place to explore, but we had a method: before us were the latest Awards issued by FINRA-ODR and our effort was to see how those Awards were reflected in BrokerCheck.

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How Long Does It Take Post-Award To Get Expungement Relief? A Sampling of Cases.
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Our recent coverage in SAA 2019-06 (Feb. 6) on the vagaries of the process of actually implementing a court-ordered expungement has prompted us to research that very issue.

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