No Surprise Here: Arbitration Comes Up At Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearings
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

As we expected, arbitration came up at Judge Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings. Also as expected,

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Based on a Very Limited Sampling, the Jury is Out on Judge Coney Barrett’s Arbitration Views, Although She Seems to Lean Pro-arbitration. And She Appears to Like FINRA Dispute Resolution
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

As expected, President Trump on September 26 nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the Seventh Circuit to fill the open seat at the Supreme Court resulting from the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Comments on DOL’s Fiduciary Rule are Split Pretty Much Along Party Lines
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The period for filing comments and requesting a public hearing closed August 6, with just one hundred comments and no extension or hearing despite a request from Congressional Democrats and others.

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Securities Arbitration and the Courts: 2019 Year in Review
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By Richard P. Ryder*

Arbitration is, of course, an alternative to going to court, and for the most part it is just that —

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GE Energy – Outokumpu Oral Argument at SCOTUS was January 21. Hard to Say Where This One Will Land
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

Oral argument took place January 21 before the Supreme Court in GE Energy Power Conversion France SAS v.

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That Didn’t Take Very Long: FAIR Act Approved by the House
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

Just days after being cued up for a possible vote, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act of 2019 was approved by the House of Representatives on September 20 by a mostly party-line vote.

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