Longtime Consumer Advocate Roper Joins SEC Senior Staff: Any Implications for FINRA DRS?  
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Consumer advocate and mandatory arbitration critic Barbara Roper has joined the SEC’s senior staff.

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Massachusetts Uber Drivers Face Roadblock While Attempting to Avoid Arbitration
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By Ruben Huertero*

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit holds that Uber Technologies Inc. drivers are not engaged in interstate commerce under a nationwide standard and must arbitrate their claims.

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SCOTUS Won’t Reconsider Denied Cert. Petition on FAA Applicability to Amazon Drivers
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

SCOTUS again has eschewed an opportunity to clear up the split over the Federal Arbitration Act’s (“FAA”) section 1 exemption for workers engaged in commerce,

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District Court Finally Rules on J&J’s Rejection of Shareholder’s Arbitration Proposal
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The issue of shareholder arbitration is in the news again, this time in the form of a long-awaited court decision on Johnson &

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Are We Seeing the Start of a Tectonic Shift on Mandatory PDAAs in the Financial Services Field?
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

This is less a letter from the editor and more your editor’s musings, but I wonder whether we are seeing the start of a tectonic shift on mandatory predispute arbitration agreements (“PDAA”) in the financial services field?

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SCOTUS Grants Certiorari in Badgerow. At Issue: The “Look Through” Standard
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

As reported in SAA 2021-19 (May 20), the Supreme Court on May 17 granted Certiorari in a case involving application of the “look-through” standard.

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