There are some big differences between the way 2018 began at FINRA-ODR and the trends revealed in the recently posted January 2019 statistics.
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.
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.
At this juncture, we can make a fair guess that the monthly totals for new case filings will remain fairly steady, drifting to a close,
A massive study to be published in 2019 shows that arbitration can be beneficial to the plaintiffs’ bar and that the odds of victory increase significantly for parties represented by counsel.