SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments in Southwest and Viking River
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court heard oral argument this week in the remaining two of four cases involving arbitration it reviewed over the last two weeks.

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SCOTUS Declines to Take Up California’s PAGA – For Now
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court has eschewed for now the opportunity to review whether California’s Private Attorneys General Act is preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act.

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AAA Promulgates New Supplementary Procedures for Multiple Case Filings
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

In what we are certain is a reaction to a flurry of multiple individual arbitrations that relate to the same event,

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Contracts of Adhesion and Securities Arbitration: How FINRA Attempts to Mitigate Harm to Investors
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By Christian Mercado*

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The securities industry is an example of one attempting to mitigate equity concerns surrounding arbitration agreements contained in contracts of adhesion.

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Update on Split Ninth Circuit Decision Affirming Denial of a Motion to Compel Arbitration: Rehearing En Banc Sought
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

DIRECTV is seeking a rehearing en banc on a split Ninth Circuit decision that had denied its Motion to compel arbitration.

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Bland v. Edward D. & Co., LP
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By James L. Komie

Allegations that new financial advisors were rigidly controlled in the products they could sell and spent most of their time generating new sales leads are sufficient to state a claim that they should have been classified as non-exempt salespeople rather than exempt professionals and paid overtime under the FLSA.

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