Coalition of Consumer Protection Advocates Again Urges SEC’s Clayton: No IPO Arbitration or Class Action Waivers
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A 133-member coalition of national and state consumer and investor rights advocates has written to the SEC urging that it not permit arbitration or class action waivers of IPO disputes.

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Securities Experts Roundtable Holds Two-Day Conference in Washington, D.C., Featuring Educational Sessions on a Host of Topics
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The conference, which coincided with the Securities Experts Roundtable’s (SER) 26th annual membership meeting, met on Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28,

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A Midyear Assessment of My 2018 Consumer and Employment Arbitration Predictions – Part II
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By George H. Friedman*

SAC Contributing Legal Editor and Board of Editors Member

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 Issues Reg Notice Seeking Comments on Discovery Guide Change on Insurance
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FINRA has issued a Regulatory Notice seeking comments on proposed Discovery Guide changes requiring production of insurance information.

We reported in SAA 2018-19 (May 16) that FINRA’s Board of Governors approved at its May 9-10 meeting a proposal to amend the arbitration Discovery Guide.

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FINRA Stats, 6/18: At the Halfway Mark, FINRA-DR’s Incoming Cases Are On Track To Add More Than a Thousand More Cases Than 2017
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At the end of 2018’s first quarter, we would not have thought the surprising caseload surge sustainable, but, having reached the end of the second quarter,

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Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Seems To Be Pro-Arbitration (or so We Think), Part II
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Last week, we analyzed the cases involving business and securities arbitration decided by Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the District of Columbia Circuit.

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