CFPB and FTC File Amicus Brief Arguing that Military Lending Act Bars Arbitration Agreement Enforcement
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) have filed an Amicus Brief in federal court,

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A Few Minutes with New PIABA President Hugh Berkson
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

We reported in SAA 2022-42 (Nov. 10) that the Public Investors Advocate Bar Association (“PIABA”) announced in an October 27 Press Release that Hugh D.

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California AB-51 Update: Ninth Circuit Panel Declares A “Do-Over”
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The split Ninth Circuit Panel that had ruled a year ago on California’s AB-51 has sua sponte withdrawn the decision and dissent and ordered a rehearing.

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FINRA Files for Immediate Effectiveness Rule Changes Needed to Conform Industry Code to Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

As authorized in March by its Board, FINRA has filed a rule change proposal to conform the Industry Code to the newly-enacted Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act.

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Over 170 Bills Already Introduced This Congress Involving Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The recent pace of legislative activity prompted us to look up how many bills have been introduced in the 117th Congress that in some way,

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President Biden Signs Into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act. It Became Effective Immediately on March 3 – Part II
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by George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

World events caused a bit of a delay, but President Biden on March 3 finally signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act.

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