Consumer Coalition to SEC: Look Into RIA Use of PDAAs Calling for Non-FINRA Arbitration
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A broad coalition of a dozen consumer advocacy groups – including PIABA – has written to the SEC. urging that the Commission investigate the use by RIAs of mandatory predispute arbitration agreements (“PDAA”) providing for the use of non-SRO arbitration fora,

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Ninth Circuit Declines to Enforce Browsewrap TOS that Didn’t Clearly Alert Users To PDAA
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The lack of an affirmative action by the consumer to accept the browsewrap agreement’s Terms of Service “TOS”) doomed the PDAA therein.

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Over 170 Bills Already Introduced This Congress Involving Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The recent pace of legislative activity prompted us to look up how many bills have been introduced in the 117th Congress that in some way,

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AAA Stats for 2021: Consumer & Employment Case Info Updates
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By Richard P. Ryder, Esq.

ed: AAA Award Data is updated quarterly by the American Arbitration Association. This analysis of the full-year 2021 update is provided by Rick Ryder,

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Is Yet Another Cert. Grant in the Offing?
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

With four arbitration-centric cases already slated for review this Term, and one Certiorari Petition awaiting imminent disposition,

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DC Circuit Derails Effort to Evade Amtrak Arbitration Provision
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Passengers who had suffered no injury lacked Article III standing to challenge an arbitration clause in Amtrak’s Terms and Conditions.

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