The Securities Arbitration Alert’s publisher and Editor-in-Chief George Friedman sat down recently for a brief 20-15 minute virtual interview with Professor Amy Schmitz of the University of Missouri School of Law and the Center for Dispute Resolution.
FINRA Dispute Resolution Services (“FINRA-DRS” or “DRS”) posted cumulative caseload statistics through June. While there’s still no surge in Customer cases, Industry filings are way up.
By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief
Two new Awards have been posted in FINRA’s Arbitration Awards Online that show hearings conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We always welcome letters to the editor commenting on current items of interest in the Alert. Here’s one from the editor, suggesting that the FINRA Code of Arbitration Procedure be amended to specifically authorize arbitrators to direct that hearings be held virtually.
by Roger M. Deitz*
The health crisis has seeded a financial crisis in many respects far worse than anything anyone alive today has ever experienced.
This new, temporary, section covers Coronavirus-related legislative, regulatory, legal, and scheduling developments impacting the financial and arbitration fields. We will discontinue this temporary feature when the pandemic passes – hopefully soon.