DC Circuit Affirms $600 Million Award Against Venezuela
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The DC Circuit holds that it was bound by full faith and credit to reject Venezuela’s challenge to a $600+ million Award rendered against it.

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Lengthy Explained Award Denies Recovery to More than 130 Customers on Claims Against Clearing Broker-Dealer
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By Harry A. Jacobowitz, Esq.

The three-member FINRA arbitration panel rejects liability against a clearing broker that facilitated trading in fraudulent securities.

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FINRA Panel Gives Lengthy Explanation of Why it Awards More Than $1 Million to Customer
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By Harry A. Jacobowitz, Esq.

The Award, Inlow v Barrows, FINRA ID No. 22-01360 (Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 30,

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PIABA Issues Updated Expungement Report
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

On the heels of the October 16 effective date of a number of rule amendments affecting the expungement of customer dispute information,

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A Primer on Future Expungement Procedure
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By Harry A. Jacobowitz, Esq.

October 16, 2023, the effective date of a number of rule amendments affecting the expungement of customer dispute information,

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Applying FAA Chapter 1, Eleventh Circuit Finds Lack of Arbitrator Disclosure Did Not Warrant Vacatur
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Relying on recently-announced Eleventh Circuit precedent — that the grounds set forth in FAA section 10 are the sole basis for challenging “foreign” awards under the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (“UN Convention”),

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