FINRA Board Met Earlier this Month. Approves New Arbitration Rule
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The FINRA Board met earlier this month and approved rule changes codifying the voluntary program accelerating case processing for elderly or seriously ill parties.

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Dissent Provides a Primer on FAA Preemption of California Law
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

We cover a recent decision out of California not for the holding, but for the scathing dissent.

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Seven Things You Should Know About the 2023 FINRA Stats Report
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by Richard P. Ryder*

FINRA’s Dispute Resolution Services (“FINRA-DR”) issued its December (and year-end 2023) statistical report in late January. Here’s the link to find the report.

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SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument in Suski
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court heard oral argument February 28 in Coinbase v. Suski,

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SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument in Bissonnette
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court heard oral argument this week in Bissonnette v. LePage Bakeries Park St.

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California Court Defines “Dispute” in EFASASHA
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

A California appellate court rules that the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act (“Act” or “EFASASHA”) can be applied retroactively,

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