A Survey: When Does Functus Officio Permit an Award’s Clarification or Correction?
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By Nelson Timken*

What is Functus Officio?

The term functus officio is translated from Latin as “having performed his or her office”

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Distinguishing Discovery Procedures in Commercial Arbitration:  A Comparative Analysis of AAA and FINRA Rules  
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By Ksenia Matthews*

Introduction

In civil litigation, discovery is the process by which parties exchange information that is essential to the disposition of the case.

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Supreme Court Declines to Engage in the Interpretation of “Engaged in Commerce”
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By Ruben Huertero*

It is hornbook law that the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) enforces predispute arbitration agreements involving just a hint of interstate commerce.

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Zoom Zooming Into Mediations in COVID-Times
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By James Yellen*

The FINRA dispute resolution market largely dried up as COVID-19 hit major cities starting in March 2020. While employment and broker-dealer disputes in 2020 were way up (plus 31%) and constituted almost half (47%) of all new arbitration filings,

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The Elections are (Finally!) Over: What’s in Store for the Arbitration and the Financial Services Worlds?
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By George H. Friedman*

At long last the 2020 elections are behind us [bipartisan cheer], and the Democrats have taken over the White House,

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to a Quiet Year in ADR: How a Pandemic Accelerated Profound, Lasting Changes
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By George H. Friedman SAA Publisher and Editor-in-Chief*

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender,

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