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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FAIR Act Published. It’s Pretty Much the Same As the Last Iteration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The recently-introduced Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act has been published and, as we suspected,

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Citing SCOTUS Precedent, Vermont Supreme Court Holds FAA Applies and Preempts State Law
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

In a case of first impression, the Vermont Supreme Court in a unanimous 5-0 holding – with two “reluctant” occurrences – finds that: 1) the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) is to be construed broadly as to interstate commerce;

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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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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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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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