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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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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That Didn’t Take Long: Lawmakers Demand Answers from FINRA on “Rigged Panels” Accusation and FINRA to Conduct Independent Review
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

On the heels of the decision by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Belinda E.

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Raiding Award Features Dueling Explanations of Split Decision
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by Harry A. Jacobowitz

A 35-page explained Award in a raiding case resulted in an award in excess of $18 million against the respondents,

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Georgia Court Vacates FINRA Award on Several Bases, Including FINRA DRS Misconduct. PIABA Calls for the Feds to Investigate
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Just as we were finalizing this Alert, we learned that a Georgia Trial Court has just vacated a FINRA Award based on multiple Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) violations,

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Unanimous Kentucky Supreme Court: Variable Annuity is Not an Insurance Product, but A Fixed Annuity is. PDAA in the Latter is Therefore Unenforceable
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief 

While the arbitration agreement in a variable annuity was enforceable because the investment was a security,

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