CFPB Consumer Financial Taskforce Issues Report: Hardly a Word About Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

A CFPB taskforce on consumer financial law issued a massive report in early January,

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Whatever Happened to Monster Energy on Remand to JAMS?
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A party is challenging JAMS’ neutrality as administrator because the provider filed an Amicus Brief at the Supreme Court supporting the position taken by its adversary in the same arbitration.

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SCOTUS Review Sought of Split Ninth Circuit Decision Holding that FAA Section 1 Carveout Does Not Require that Worker Have Moved Goods Across State Lines
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

As we’ve suggested every time we report on this issue, the Supreme Court is being asked to review whether FAA section 1 exempts from coverage only workers actually moving goods or people in interstate commerce.

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And the Split Goes On … Another Circuit Weighs in on Whether 28 USC Section 1782 Provides for Discovery in Aid of Private, Foreign, Commercial Arbitration. Seventh Circuit Panel (Not Judge Barrett) Says “No.” So Does D. Del. for A Second Time
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Joining the Second and Fifth Circuits, the Seventh Circuit holds that 28 USC Section 1782 does not provide for discovery in aid of private,

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Practical Tips and Techniques to Succeed in Virtual Mediation: Zooming Ahead!  
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                                                     By Ellen Slipp*

Author’s note: This article was originally written for the Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) seminar “Securities Arbitration 2020” which was held on September 10,

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FINRA DRS Postpones In-Person Hearings Through December 4, but Posts Info on Reopening Plans
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FINRA’s Office of Dispute Resolution Services (“DRS”) has again administratively postponed all in-person arbitration and mediation hearings but has posted  guidance on its plans to resume in-person hearings.

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