SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument in Bissonnette
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court heard oral argument this week in Bissonnette v. LePage Bakeries Park St.

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California Court Defines “Dispute” in EFASASHA
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

A California appellate court rules that the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act (“Act” or “EFASASHA”) can be applied retroactively,

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House Bill Introduced to Limit PDAA Use for Servicemembers
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

A bill has been introduced in the House to curb predispute arbitration agreement (“PDAA”) use in a range of transactions involving servicemembers.

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FINRA Issues Long-Awaited Regulatory Notice in the Highly Restrictive 2023 Expungement Rule Changes
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By Harry A. Jacobowitz, Esq.

The Notice announces an effective date of October 16, 2023 for the new, restrictive rules, beginning a countdown for the last chance to preserve the opportunity to expunge many customer complaints from the Central Records Depository (CRD).

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Ninth Circuit After SCOTUS Remand: Upon Further Review, We’re Good with Our Original Decision
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Ninth Circuit has acted on the remand from SCOTUS on whether FAA section 1 exempts delivery drivers,

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California Supreme Court: PAGA Plaintiff May Assert Representative Claims
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The California Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that, even though a California Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”) Plaintiff’s individual claims have been referred to arbitration,

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