Dispute Resolution Triathlon 2018 Results Are In! University of Pittsburgh Law Is Overall Winner
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October 13-14 was the Tenth Annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon – a joint initiative of FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution and the St.

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Should FINRA Have an Automatic Mediation Process With the Option to Opt Out?
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By Rick Ryder, SAC

Yes, in answer to the title’s question, and the prospect for that to happen has been revived by a FINRA staff initiative,

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Mediation Addressed at NYSBA Seminar
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We keep dipping back into the April 6 program sponsored by the New York State Bar Association, entitled, “Securities Arbitration & Mediation: The Courage to Simplify.”

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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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Fourth SAC Podcast Tackles “The FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force Has Issued Its Final Report. Now What?”
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The key recommendations of FINRA’s Dispute Resolution Task Force (“Task Force”), and where things may be headed in reaction to those proposals, were the core topics discussed recently by an experienced panel of securities arbitration experts in the fourth SAC Podcast.

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Mediation No Longer the Rodney Dangerfield of Dispute Resolution?
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By George H. Friedman*

[The author thanks the Securities Arbitration Commentator for letting him borrow liberally from its coverage of the cases below in its weekly Securities Arbitration Alert]

Mediation in my eyes has sometimes been treated like the Rodney Dangerfield of the alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) field,

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