GAO Report Says Arbitration Has Impacted Servicemember Rights, But to what Extent is Unclear
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) has released a Report concluding that the presence of predispute arbitration agreements (“PDAA”) has definitely impacted servicemembers in consumer and employment matters,

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They’re Baaaack! Democrats Reintroduce Anti-PDAA Bills
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

As we confidently predicted, the Democrats have reintroduced several bills to curb use of mandatory predispute arbitration agreements (“PDAA”).

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FINRA Year-end Stats 2020: Average in Some Respects; in Other Ways, a Most Uncommon, Even Unique, Year
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This review of the latest FINRA dispute resolution stats update is provided by Rick Ryder, President of SAC, Inc. and SAC’s ARBchek

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The Elections are (Finally!) Over: What’s in Store for the Arbitration and the Financial Services Worlds
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by George H. Friedman*

At long last the 2020 elections are behind us [bipartisan cheer], and the Democrats have taken over the White House,

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to a Quiet Year in ADR: How a Pandemic Accelerated Profound, Lasting Changes
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By George H. Friedman SAA Publisher and Editor-in-Chief*

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender,

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Massachusetts Adopts Fiduciary Regulation
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By Christine Lazaro, Professor of Law & Clinic Director
St. Johns Law School

This analysis was prepared by SAA Advisory Board Member Prof.

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