FINRA Releases Report on Independent Review of “Rigged Panels” Accusation: Finds No Irregularities But Recommends Changes
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

FINRA has released the long-awaited report of outside investigators retained to study the “rigged panels” accusation.

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Independence Day and Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman*

Years ago I penned a blog post on Independence Day and arbitration, and updated it a few years ago.

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SCOTUS Decides Viking River: California’s PAGA is Partially Preempted by the FAA
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

In the second arbitration-related decision of the week, the Court on June 15 held 8-1 in Viking River Cruises,

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Update: More on NASAA Approval of Final Model Rule on Unpaid Awards
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

We reported briefly in SAA 2022-20 (May 26) that the North American Securities Administrators Association (“NASAA”) on May 20 adopted its Unpaid Customer Arbitration Awards Model Rule.

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SCOTUS Decides ZF Automotive: Yet Another Unanimous Decision, This One Holding That Section 1782 Discovery in Foreign Arbitrations Applies Only to Governmental Tribunals
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court has decided ZF Automotive US, Inc. v. Luxshare, Ltd.,

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Consumer Coalition to SEC: Look Into RIA Use of PDAAs Calling for Non-FINRA Arbitration
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A broad coalition of a dozen consumer advocacy groups – including PIABA – has written to the SEC. urging that the Commission investigate the use by RIAs of mandatory predispute arbitration agreements (“PDAA”) providing for the use of non-SRO arbitration fora,

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