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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Expanded Coverage: Unanimous Georgia Court of Appeals Tosses Trial Court’s Award Vacatur in “Rigged Panels” Case
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

As we reported in SAA 2022-30 (Aug. 4), the Georgia Court of Appeals “unvacated” the Award in the Wells Fargo “rigged panels” case.

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FINRA Panel Dismisses Ineligible Claim with Prejudice
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By Harry Jacobowitz, Esq.****

In spite of the fact that arbitration claims that violate FINRA’s six-year eligibility rule must be dismissed without considering additional grounds for dismissal and without prejudice to the claimant’s or claimants’ right to pursue the claims in court,

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Washington State Court Vacates $4.6 Million FINRA Award Because One Arbitrator’s Inadequate Disclosure Tainted Panel
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Arbitrators have an affirmative duty to reveal potential conflicts of interest, especially when such a disclosure is expressly required by the forum in which they serve,

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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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SEC Approves FINRA Chair Honoraria Increases
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The SEC has approved a FINRA proposal increasing certain Chairperson honoraria.

We reported in SAA 2019-48 (Dec.

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