***Breaking: SEC Approves Reg Best Interest and Related Proposals
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The SEC voted 3-1 to approve Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) and three related proposed regulations at an open meeting held June 5.

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SEC to Vote on Reg Best Interest June 5
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The SEC will be voting on approving Reg Best Interest and related proposed regulations at an open meeting on June 5.

As our readers and followers know,

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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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Latest Neutral Corner from FINRA’s Office of Dispute Resolution Hits the Electronic Newsstand. Lead Article Describes Tips for Effective Mediation
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FINRA’s Office of Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) has once again posted the latest issue of its newsletter for arbitrators and mediators, The Neutral Corner (“TNC”),

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Feds Ban PDAAs in Nursing Home Admission Agreements for Facilities Receiving Federal Funding
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued final regulations banning nursing homes and long-term care facilities receiving federal funds from using mandatory predispute arbitration agreements.

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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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