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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FINRA Board Approves Two Arbitration Rulemaking Items
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FINRA’s Board of Governors met December 12-13 and approved two major arbitration-related proposals on non-attorney representatives and expungement guidance.

We reported in SAA 2018-47 (Dec.

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NY Trial Court: “Manifest Disregard” Is Very Hard To Prove Without an Explained Award
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While “manifest disregard” may still be a viable basis for challenging an Award in New York State, that burden is very difficult to prove absent an explained Award,

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Research Group Publishes Study on Arbitration with Uninformed Consumers
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This statistical study posits that securities industry participants in FINRA arbitration enjoy an information advantage, which gives them a tactical advantage in selecting arbitrators,

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FINRA Incorporates New Special Proceeding Option for Small Claims Parties into its Operations
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With the new Rule now in effect, we wanted to see how FINRA Dispute Resolution has gone about introducing Claimants to this new innovation and to view,

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FINRA’s Hearing Location Statistics, 9/18: Focusing on Local Chairs and Chair-to-Case Ratios
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Tap a link that says “table format” above the U.S. map of FINRA hearing locations in the FINRA-DR monthly statistical report and you can see just how many arbitrators FINRA can deploy in each of its hearing locations,

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