Consumer Coalition to CFPB Director Chopra: Do Something About Mandatory Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

A coalition of over a hundred consumer advocacy groups has written to CFPB Director Chopra,

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More on Amended AAA Commercial Rules
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Just as we were putting SAA 2022-33 (Sep. 1) to bed came word that the AAA had revised its Commercial Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures,

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FINRA DRS Posts Stats Through June: Customer and Industry Arbitration Claims Are Down at the Half-way Mark. Mediation Filings Are Still Strong, But Are Slowing Down
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

FINRA Dispute Resolution Services (“DRS”) has posted case statistics through June, with most trends persisting.

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FINRA Panel Renders $50+ Million Award Against Hedge Fund and Execs
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

As widely reported in the media, a former D.E. Shaw money manager prevailed to the tune of $52.1 million in his defamation claim against the firm and four senior executives.

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FINRA Releases Report on Independent Review of “Rigged Panels” Accusation: Finds No Irregularities But Recommends Changes
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

FINRA has released the long-awaited report of outside investigators retained to study the “rigged panels” accusation.

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Independence Day and Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman*

Years ago I penned a blog post on Independence Day and arbitration, and updated it a few years ago.

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