Longtime Consumer Advocate Roper Joins SEC Senior Staff: Any Implications for FINRA DRS?  
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Consumer advocate and mandatory arbitration critic Barbara Roper has joined the SEC’s senior staff.

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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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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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GAO Report Says Arbitration Has Impacted Servicemember Rights, But to what Extent is Unclear
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) has released a Report concluding that the presence of predispute arbitration agreements (“PDAA”) has definitely impacted servicemembers in consumer and employment matters,

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