A Survey: When Does Functus Officio Permit an Award’s Clarification or Correction?
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By Nelson Timken*

What is Functus Officio?

The term functus officio is translated from Latin as “having performed his or her office”

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SCOTUS Won’t Reconsider Denied Cert. Petition on FAA Applicability to Amazon Drivers
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

SCOTUS again has eschewed an opportunity to clear up the split over the Federal Arbitration Act’s (“FAA”) section 1 exemption for workers engaged in commerce,

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SEC Approves FINRA Rulemaking Proposal to Protect Against At-Risk Firms and Unpaid Arbitration Awards
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The SEC has approved an omnibus rule filing strengthening investor protection from at-risk firms and brokers.

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FINRA DRS Posts Stats Through 2Q: Customer Claims Are Even with 2020, While Industry Claims Continue to Plummet. And the COVID-19 Pending Cases Backlog is Really Gone
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

FINRA Dispute Resolution Services (“DRS”) posted case statistics through June, with the overall case filing trends essentially unchanged from prior months.

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Thought the Stanford Ponzi Scheme Cases were Done?  Read on…  
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Stanford Ponzi scheme was discovered in early 2009. Arbitration cases arising out of it are still with us,

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District Court Finally Rules on J&J’s Rejection of Shareholder’s Arbitration Proposal
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The issue of shareholder arbitration is in the news again, this time in the form of a long-awaited court decision on Johnson &

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