AAA Stats, 1st Qtr. 2021: Consumer & Employment Case Information Updates
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AAA Award Data is updated quarterly by the American Arbitration Association. This analysis of the latest update is provided by Rick Ryder, President of Securities Arbitration Commentator,

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FINRA Goes Back to the Drawing Board on Expungement Rule
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

On the last day for SEC review of FINRA’s latest proposal for improving the expungement process,

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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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***Breaking: FINRA to Resume In-person Hearings in 62 of 69 Hearing Locations Effective July 5
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Independence Day 2021 will be ushered in with a bang for FINRA Dispute Resolution Services (“DRS”) constituents yearning for a return to in-person arbitration and mediation hearings.

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Memories of Margin: An Industry Veteran Reminisces  
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Our lead Squib in SAA 2021-13 (Apr. 15) reported that margin debt in February grew to a record $814 billion – up dramatically from a year ago – and examined what this might portend for securities arbitration.

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Margin Debt Hits An All-time High of $814 Billion. Any Arbitration Implications?
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Margin debt in February grew to $814 billion, up dramatically from a year ago.

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