The Inactive Industry Party Arbitration Rule Has Been Released for Public Comment by the SEC
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We reported in SAA 2019-42 (Nov. 6) that FINRA had filed proposed rule, SR-FINRA-2019-027, on November 5. The SEC has now released that proposal for public comment in SEC Rel.

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It Took a While, but the Inactive Industry Party Arbitration Rule has Been Filed with the SEC
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

FINRA on November 5 filed with the SEC a long-awaited rule amendment that would give investors greater rights when arbitrating with inactive industry parties.

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Talking with PIABA’s Leaders: Issues in the Current Year and the Year Ahead
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At the tail-end of June SAC brought together for a wide-ranging discussion the current and future Presidents of PIABA — Christine Lazaro and Samuel B.

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FINRA Issues Regulatory Notice Seeking Comments on Rule Changes To Protect Against At-Risk Firms. Unpaid Arbitration Awards Definitely a Focus!
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FINRA has issued a Regulatory Notice seeking comments on Rule changes aimed at better protecting investors from firms with significant regulatory histories. Arbitration is prominently mentioned throughout.

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“FINRA Listens … and Speaks,” an Evening Forum on FINRA Arbitration Hosted by NY County Lawyers Association, Took Place Feb. 12: Here’s Our Roundup
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This annual program, now in its 20th year, runs only a couple of hours, but it has a perspective that’s unique and often helpful in uncovering useful practice tips.

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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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