FINRA DRS Posts Stats Through 3Q: Customer and Industry Arbitration Claims Have Definitely Stabilized. Mediation Filings Are Still Up, But Continue to Slow Down
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

FINRA Dispute Resolution Services (“DRS”) has posted case statistics through September, with recent trends persisting.

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CFPB Sues MoneyLion for Arbitration Clause Use
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has sued online lender MoneyLion in federal court,

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PIABA to SEC: Draft Strategic Plan Should Address RIA Use of Mandatory Arbitration Clauses
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

PIABA has submitted a comment letter to the SEC, urging that its 5-year strategic plan include addressing RIA use of predispute arbitration agreements.

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First Monday in October: Some Arbitration-Centric Cases Worth Following
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court was back in session on October 3. Here are some arbitration-centric cases worth knowing about,

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Fifth Circuit: FAA Section 1 Does Not Exempt Local Delivery Drivers
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Houston area delivery drivers who generally did not cross state lines were not of the class of workers exempt from FAA coverage

Whether the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) section 1 exemption extends to local delivery drivers was left open by SCOTUS when it decided Southwest Airlines Co.

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Consumer Coalition to CFPB Director Chopra: Do Something About Mandatory Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

A coalition of over a hundred consumer advocacy groups has written to CFPB Director Chopra,

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