Amicus Briefs Aplenty in Bissonnette and Suski
on

By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

With oral arguments just weeks away, the amicus briefs have been piling up.

We reported in SAa 2024-03 (Jan.

...Read More

Applying FAA Chapter 1, Eleventh Circuit Finds Lack of Arbitrator Disclosure Did Not Warrant Vacatur
on

By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Relying on recently-announced Eleventh Circuit precedent — that the grounds set forth in FAA section 10 are the sole basis for challenging “foreign” awards under the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (“UN Convention”),

...Read More

Ex-Morgan Stanley Broker Asks Court to Invalidate His Promissory Note, Objects to Arbitration of Dispute
on

By Harry A. Jacobowitz, Esq.

 A former financial advisor at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“MSSB”) has filed a complaint in federal court with implications for the enforceability of promissory notes for MSSB loans to California-based brokers.

...Read More

SCOTUS Decides Coinbase: District Court Must Stay its Proceedings While Interlocutory Appeal on the Question of Arbitrability is Pending
on

By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court has decided Coinbase, Inc. v. Bielski, No. 22-105,

...Read More

Mediation Power: Court Orders 3M CEO/Board Chair to Participate in Mediation
on

By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The judge managing a complex multi-party litigation has directed senior management of 3M to appear personally at a mediation session.

...Read More

Back to Basics on FAA Award Enforcement: Arbitration Agreement Must Be Submitted with Confirmation Papers
on

By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

 A firm’s experience in enforcing a FINRA Award underscores the need to comply with the FAA’s technical requirements for award confirmation.

...Read More