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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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FINRA Did Not Abuse Discretion in Failing to Extend List Due Date. No Implied Offset in Arbitrators’ Award
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FINRA staff acted within authority granted by the Code of Arbitration Procedure when they declined to extend the date for returning arbitrator rankings. And,

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End-Of-Summer Update on Pending FINRA Arbitration Rule Filings
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In early September we reported on updates and additions to the “Arbitration and Mediation” part of the Authority’s Website, including rule filing status.

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Rulemaking Petitions: How Do They Work and Can They Impact Arbitration?
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First, let’s make the topic real. Just last month, the SEC posted a petition for rulemaking that suggests the Commission take steps to improve the FINRA arbitration process,

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FINRA Issues Regulatory Notice on Customer and Associated Person Access to Its Arbitration Forum
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There was breaking news July 22 at the Annual Meeting of the Securities Experts Roundtable, with FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution Director Richard Berry announcing that the Authority had issued a Regulatory Notice protecting customers’ and associated persons’ right to access its forum.

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Highlights of City Bar’s Hot Topics Program (Part I)
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The annual half-day program on securities arbitration and mediation, sponsored by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, took place earlier this year.

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