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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Eleventh Circuit Upholds $3 Million Sanction FINRA Award Against Morgan Stanley
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(This analysis is authored by SAA Editorial Board member Robert Pearce, a Securities Arbitration Lawyer at the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce,

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Enforcement of $2 Billion ICSID Award Stayed While Internal Appeal is Pending at Arbitration Forum
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The District Court for the District of Columbia declines for the time being to enforce a $2 billion Award against Egypt because an appellate arbitration proceeding is still pending.

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Explained Award: AP Bats .500 on Two Expungement Requests
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An arbitrator grants one request for expungement but denies another, with a multi-paragraph explanation for the latter ruling.

Lombardo v. Joseph Gunnar,

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Certiorari Sought for Review of Fifth Circuit’s Ruling Interpreting a PDAA To Provide for a Nine-Arbitrator Panel
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By Theodore Ryan

SCOTUS is being asked to take up whether to let stand a decision upholding a large Award issued by a numerically unbalanced panel.

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FINRA Issues Reg Notice Setting September Effective Date for New Minimum Expungement Fees
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

After SEC approval in late May, FINRA has published Regulatory Notice 20-25 establishing a September 14 effective date for its new fee regime specifically for expungement requests involving customer complaints.

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