CFPB Issues Warning on Deceptive Contract Terms, Including Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) on June 4 issued a circular warning on the use of deceptive terms in contracts for consumer financial products or services,

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SCOTUS Holds that CFPB Funding Method is Constitutional
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court holds 7-2 that the CPPB’s funding mechanism does not violate the Constitution’s Appropriations Clause.

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

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House Committee Discusses CFPB’s Proposed Arbitration Clause and Class Action Waiver Registry
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

A recent House subcommittee hearing reviewing the performance of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) among other topics discussed the Bureau’s efforts to create an arbitration clause registry.

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First Monday in October: Some Arbitration-Centric Cases Worth Following
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court was back in session on October 3. Here are some arbitration-centric cases worth knowing about,

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What Does the Federal Arbitration Act’s “Policy Favoring Arbitration” Really Favor? Arbitration as a Way of Settling Disputes Rather than “Deciding” Cases
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By Stephanie Korenman and Aegis Frumento*

Introduction

For decades, arbitration practice has been conceptualized as an alternative way to resolve cases,

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