FINRA Stats, 1/19: The New Year at FINRA-DR Begins with Some Puzzling Twists
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There are some big differences between the way 2018 began at FINRA-ODR and the trends revealed in the recently posted January 2019 statistics.

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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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The Presidents and Arbitration: from Washington to Trump: An Update
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The Presidents and Arbitration: from Washington to Trump: An Update

By George H. Friedman*

SAC Contributing Legal Editor and Board of Editors Member

For the third year in a row,

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FINRA Releases 2019 Regulatory and Exam Priorities. Focus Is On Emerging Areas. Arbitration Again Not on the List.
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FINRA announced its 2019 regulatory and exam priorities in a Cover Letter to member firms that included a link to a newly-named seven-page Risk Monitoring and Examination Priorities Letter addressed to the securities industry.

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FINRA-DR Posts Year-End 2018 Statistical Results: December Pops, Pushing Case Inflow to Highest Mark in Seven Years
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The Dow Jones Industrials ended 2017 at 24,719; at the close of business for 2018, the average had dropped to 23,062, an event not seen in many years.

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We Called It (Again)! In Justice Gorsuch’s First Arbitration-Related Opinion, SCOTUS Holds Unanimously in New Prime that the FAA Exempts Independent Contractors
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In the first arbitration-centric Opinion authored by Justice Gorsuch, the Supreme Court on January 15th holds unanimously in New Prime, Inc. v.

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