Consumer Coalition to SEC: Look Into RIA Use of PDAAs Calling for Non-FINRA Arbitration
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A broad coalition of a dozen consumer advocacy groups – including PIABA – has written to the SEC. urging that the Commission investigate the use by RIAs of mandatory predispute arbitration agreements (“PDAA”) providing for the use of non-SRO arbitration fora,

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Six-Year Study Shows Arbitration Is Good for Plaintiffs’ Attorneys
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A massive study to be published in 2019 shows that arbitration can be beneficial to the plaintiffs’ bar and that the odds of victory increase significantly for parties represented by counsel.

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Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Seems To Be Pro-Arbitration (or so We Think), Part II
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Last week, we analyzed the cases involving business and securities arbitration decided by Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the District of Columbia Circuit.

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Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Seems To Be Pro-Arbitration (or so We Think), Part I
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President Trump on July 9th nominated Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the District of Columbia Circuit to fill the open Supreme Court seat created by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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Explained Award: Sofia v. Fross
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EXPLAINED AWARD: SOFIA v. FROSS, AAA ID #01-16-0002-6358 (Leesburg, FL, 11/27/17).

This week, we follow up our recent review of a lengthy AAA Award in a customer dispute against a broker-dealer (SAA 2017-45) with a shorter,

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Explained Award: Shirvanian v. Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.
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EXPLAINED AWARD: SHIRVANIAN v. CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS, INC., AAA ID #72 168 Y 00005 04 NOLG (Los Angeles, CA, 10/26/17).

This well-reasoned 69-page AAA Award carefully lays out several alternative bases for rejecting the claimants’ claims.

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