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Fixing Mandatory Securities Arbitration: What Part about “Customer Choice” was Unclear?
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By George H. Friedman*

I recently authored a post in my blog at the Securities Arbitration Commentator, CFPB Issues Final Report on Arbitration,

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CFPB Issues Final Report on Arbitration, Telegraphing a Ban or Limits on Arbitration. Should SEC follow Suit?
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By George H. Friedman*

Short answer: no.  For those who want a little more detail, read on.

I wrote recently on my blogs at both the Securities Arbitration Commentator and Arbitration Resolution Services about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (“CFPB”) study of mandatory predispute arbitration agreements (“PDAAs”) in consumer financial products and services. 

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Quick Revocation of a Signed USA Saves the Day (In Court): Benacquisto vs. American Express Financial Corp.
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No. 00-1980 (DSD) (D. Minn., 7/14/14). Class Actions (Arbitration, Effect on) * Settlement Issues * Arbitrability * Agreement to Arbitrate (Uniform Submission Agreement) * Contract Enforceability (Equitable Estoppel;

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American Pipe Tolls Time-Bars in Federal Cases, Not State Cases: NCUAB v. Morgan Stanley
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No. 13-2418 (D. Kan., 12/27/13). Timeliness Issues (Statutes of Limitation) * U.S. Statutes Interpreted (12 USC §1787) * Tolling Principles (Extender Statute; American Pipe Doctrine) * Pleading Requirements/Issues * Product/Practice Issues (RMBS: Mortgage-Backed Securities).

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