Mini-Survey: Seniors Reach Hearing and Award Only Marginally More Quickly Than Customers as a Whole in FINRA Arbitrations
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FINRA intends to codify its program to expedite administration of cases involving senior or seriously ill parties. As promised, we commissioned a survey on the program’s effectiveness,

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And Then There Were Four: SCOTUS Takes on Fourth Arbitration-Related Case in a Month
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

In about a month, the Supreme Court has gone from zero arbitration-centric cases set for review to four (five if you double count a consolidated case).

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FINRA DRS Posts Stats Through October: Overall Arbitration Filings Continue to Decline, But Mediations are Going Through the Roof
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

FINRA Dispute Resolution Services (“DRS”) posted case statistics through the end of October,

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Legislative Update: The Latest from Congress
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 George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The looming Thanksgiving break did not deter Congress from moving ahead with proposed legislation governing arbitration use.

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Washington State Court Vacates $4.6 Million FINRA Award Because One Arbitrator’s Inadequate Disclosure Tainted Panel
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Arbitrators have an affirmative duty to reveal potential conflicts of interest, especially when such a disclosure is expressly required by the forum in which they serve,

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Just Like Thanksgiving and Black Friday: Five Truisms about Arbitration — That Aren’t True
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By George H. Friedman

SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief & Arbitration Resolution Services Chairman of the Board

Years ago I penned a blog post on Thanksgiving and arbitration.

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