FINRA Issues Reg Notice on “Do’s and Don’ts” of PDAA Use in Customer Agreements
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

FINRA has issued a Regulatory Notice reminding industry parties on the proper use of predispute arbitration agreements (“PDAA”) in customer account agreements.

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Supreme Court Declines to Engage in the Interpretation of “Engaged in Commerce”
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By Ruben Huertero*

It is hornbook law that the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) enforces predispute arbitration agreements involving just a hint of interstate commerce.

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Margin Debt Hits An All-time High of $814 Billion. Any Arbitration Implications?
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Margin debt in February grew to $814 billion, up dramatically from a year ago.

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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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