New DOL Fiduciary Rule is Final
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) final fiduciary rule has been published; it goes into effect September 23.

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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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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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