First Monday in October: Some Arbitration-Centric Cases Worth Following
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court was back in session on October 3. Here are some arbitration-centric cases worth knowing about,

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Fifth Circuit: FAA Section 1 Does Not Exempt Local Delivery Drivers
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Houston area delivery drivers who generally did not cross state lines were not of the class of workers exempt from FAA coverage

Whether the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) section 1 exemption extends to local delivery drivers was left open by SCOTUS when it decided Southwest Airlines Co.

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More on Amended AAA Commercial Rules
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Just as we were putting SAA 2022-33 (Sep. 1) to bed came word that the AAA had revised its Commercial Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures,

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California AB-51 Update: Ninth Circuit Panel Declares A “Do-Over”
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The split Ninth Circuit Panel that had ruled a year ago on California’s AB-51 has sua sponte withdrawn the decision and dissent and ordered a rehearing.

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It’s Official: CFPB Not Planning to Act on Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Confirming what we teased in June, the CFPB’s recently-released regulatory agenda shows that the agency does not intend to revisit a rule covering arbitration of consumer financial disputes.

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FINRA Panel Renders $50+ Million Award Against Hedge Fund and Execs
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

As widely reported in the media, a former D.E. Shaw money manager prevailed to the tune of $52.1 million in his defamation claim against the firm and four senior executives.

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