Are We Seeing the Start of a Tectonic Shift on Mandatory PDAAs in the Financial Services Field?
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

This is less a letter from the editor and more your editor’s musings, but I wonder whether we are seeing the start of a tectonic shift on mandatory predispute arbitration agreements (“PDAA”) in the financial services field?

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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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SCOTUS Grants Cert. on Whether 28 USC Section 1782 Provides for Discovery in Aid of Private, Foreign, Commercial Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court has agreed to resolve a major split on whether 28 USC Section 1782 provides for discovery in aid of private,

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FAIR Act Published. It’s Pretty Much the Same As the Last Iteration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The recently-introduced Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act has been published and, as we suspected,

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Citing SCOTUS Precedent, Vermont Supreme Court Holds FAA Applies and Preempts State Law
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

In a case of first impression, the Vermont Supreme Court in a unanimous 5-0 holding – with two “reluctant” occurrences – finds that: 1) the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) is to be construed broadly as to interstate commerce;

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