New DOL Fiduciary Rule is Final
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) final fiduciary rule has been published; it goes into effect September 23.

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SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument in Spizzirri
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court heard oral argument April 22 in Smith v. Spizzirri,

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FINRA Adds Expungement Data to Webpage Stats
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

FINRA has begun to post expungement-related stats on its Website.

For as long as we can remember,

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SCOTUS Decides Bissonnette. FAA Section One Exemption Does Not Require Worker be in the Transportation Industry
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

A unanimous Court holds in Bissonnette v. LePage Bakeries Park St. LLC,

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No Kindred Spirit: California Supreme Court Invalidates Health Care Agent’s Arbitration Agreement
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By Harry A. Jacobowitz, Esq.***

The Court rules that signing an optional arbitration agreement is not a health care decision that a health care agent appointed under California’s Health Care Decisions Law has the authority to make.

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Certiorari Denied in Eleventh Circuit Case Finding Lack of Arbitrator Disclosure Did Not Warrant Vacatur
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Certiorari has been denied in Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A. v. Autoridad del Canal de Panama,

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