Comments on DOL’s Fiduciary Rule are Split Pretty Much Along Party Lines
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The period for filing comments and requesting a public hearing closed August 6, with just one hundred comments and no extension or hearing despite a request from Congressional Democrats and others.

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FINRA DRS Stats at the Half-Way Mark: A Tale of Two Caseloads
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FINRA Dispute Resolution Services (“FINRA-DRS” or “DRS”) posted cumulative caseload statistics through June. While there’s still no surge in Customer cases, Industry filings are way up.

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NRLB Upholds Arbitration Confidentiality Provisions
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By Cameron Michelsen

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently upheld confidentiality provisions in arbitration agreements in relation to section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) and the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”).

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Anatomy of an Explained JAMS Award: To Defend Or Not To Defend
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By Harry A. Jacobowitz, Esq.

While most explained Awards focus on factual issues, Alderson v. deVere USA, Inc., JAMS ID #1425027170 (New York,

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Anatomy of an Explained AAA Award: “Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave….”
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Guest author Harry A. Jacobowitz, Esq., analyzes for us an explained AAA Award featuring the largest damages since 2018 and the Arbitrator’s detailed explanation (as requested by the parties) of liability and damages in favor of a hedge fund against its fired portfolio manager.

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Unanimous Eleventh Circuit: Under the FAA, an Award Can Be Modified by a Court for Evident Miscalculation Only If the Mistake Is Clearly Evident on the Face of the Award
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

The amount of damages in an arbitration award may only be modified by a federal court if there is a mathematical error in calculating the damage “clearly evident” on the face of the award,

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