California Court Enforces Clickwrap Agreement Containing Arbitration Clause with Delegation
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Court in Jane Doe #1 (I.G.) v. Massage Envy Franchising, LLC,

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SEC Approves FINRA’S Rule Change Proposal Implementing “Rigged Panels” Investigation Report Recommendations
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The SEC has approved FINRA’s rule change proposal to implement recommendations resulting from the outside investigation of allegations that the arbitrator selection process was rigged.

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Tenth Circuit: Effective Vindication Exception Invalidates Arbitration Agreement. ERISA Action Advances in Court
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By Harry A. Jacobowitz, Esq.**

A U.S. Court of Appeals holds that the Supreme Court’s effective vindication exception to the enforcement of arbitration agreements applies to an arbitration agreement that prevents a defined compensation retirement plan participant from pursuing plan-wide remedies.

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UPDATE: Alleging Arbitrator Bias, Oppenheimer Moves to Vacate FINRA Panel’s $36+ Million Award
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Oppenheimer has moved to vacate a massive Award rendered against it by a FINRA Panel.

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FINRA DRS Posts Stats Through June: Customer and Industry Arbitration Claims Are Down at the Half-way Mark. Mediation Filings Are Still Strong, But Are Slowing Down
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

FINRA Dispute Resolution Services (“DRS”) has posted case statistics through June, with most trends persisting.

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AAA Case Stats, 1st Quarter 2022: Consumer & Employment Disputes
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By Rick Ryder, President & Founder-Securities Arbitration Commentator

AAA Award Data is updated quarterly by the American Arbitration Association. This analysis, which covers the first quarter of 2022,

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