The Midterm Elections are Over: What’s in Store for Arbitration and the Financial Services Field?
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By George H. Friedman*

SAC Contributing Legal Editor and Board of Editors Member

Chairman of the Board – Arbitration Resolution Services 

Adjunct Professor of Law,

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SCOTUS Also Hears Oral Argument in Lamps Plus. Another Tough Day at the Office for Counsel
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Varela v. Lamps Plus, Inc., No. 16-56085 (9th Cir. Aug. 3, 2017) (unpublished), involved a class action brought by Lamps Plus employees,

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Martians, Baloney, and Laughter: SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument in Henry Schein. Seems To Us the “Wholly Groundless” Delegation Exception Is on Borrowed Time
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Judging by the questions in Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer & White Sales, Inc., No. 17-1272 (always a risky endeavor), it seems like the Court will hold that under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) there is no delegation carveout for “wholly groundless” assertions of arbitrability.

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SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument in New Prime. Looks to Us Like FAA Will Exempt Independent Contractors Engaged in Interstate Commerce
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Oral argument took place October 3rd before a short-handed Supreme Court in New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, No. 17-340, the first of three arbitration cases the Court will hear this Term.

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A Midyear Assessment of My 2018 Consumer and Employment Arbitration Predictions – Part I
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By George H. Friedman*

SAC Contributing Legal Editor and Board of Editors Member

Chairman of the Board – Arbitration Resolution Services

[This is adapted from a post originally published in the author’s blog at Arbitration Resolution Services (ARS).

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Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Seems To Be Pro-Arbitration (or so We Think), Part II
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Last week, we analyzed the cases involving business and securities arbitration decided by Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the District of Columbia Circuit.

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