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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Rulemaking Petitions: How Do They Work and Can They Impact Arbitration?
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First, let’s make the topic real. Just last month, the SEC posted a petition for rulemaking that suggests the Commission take steps to improve the FINRA arbitration process,

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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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Financial Industry Groups Sue To Stop DOL Fiduciary Rule Implementation
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Just as we went to press, we learned that several financial industry groups have sued the Department of Labor in an effort to block implementation of its new fiduciary standard rule.

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