Parties to Pending Certiorari Request Challenging California’s PAGA Agree to Hold Up Pending Outcome of Viking River
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

With SCOTUS already set to review an FAA preemption challenge to California’s PAGA, the parties to a similar pending Certiorari Petition have agreed to hold the case in abeyance pending the outcome of the first case.

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Is Yet Another Cert. Grant in the Offing?
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

With four arbitration-centric cases already slated for review this Term, and one Certiorari Petition awaiting imminent disposition,

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Arbitrators Find firm Liable for Negligent Supervision But Order Expungement for “Unnamed” Broker
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Although Credit Suisse is held liable for negligent supervision, the Arbitrators nonetheless recommend expungement of the claimant broker’s record (who was “unnamed” in the sense that he was not named as a party in the underlying arbitration).

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DC Circuit Derails Effort to Evade Amtrak Arbitration Provision
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Passengers who had suffered no injury lacked Article III standing to challenge an arbitration clause in Amtrak’s Terms and Conditions.

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Unanimous Kentucky Supreme Court: Variable Annuity is Not an Insurance Product, but A Fixed Annuity is. PDAA in the Latter is Therefore Unenforceable
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief 

While the arbitration agreement in a variable annuity was enforceable because the investment was a security,

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After a Lull in 2021, a Busy Year Ahead Arbitration-wise for SCOTUS
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By George H. Friedman*

SAA Publisher and Editor-in-Chief & Chairman of the Board – Arbitration Resolution Services

We entered 2021 with SCOTUS poised to again rule on delegation after hearing oral argument late in 2020.

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