SCOTUS Decides Bissonnette. FAA Section One Exemption Does Not Require Worker be in the Transportation Industry
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

A unanimous Court holds in Bissonnette v. LePage Bakeries Park St. LLC,

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FINRA Board Met Earlier this Month. Approves New Arbitration Rule
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The FINRA Board met earlier this month and approved rule changes codifying the voluntary program accelerating case processing for elderly or seriously ill parties.

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Seven Things You Should Know About the 2023 FINRA Stats Report
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by Richard P. Ryder*

FINRA’s Dispute Resolution Services (“FINRA-DR”) issued its December (and year-end 2023) statistical report in late January. Here’s the link to find the report.

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SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument in Bissonnette
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court heard oral argument this week in Bissonnette v. LePage Bakeries Park St.

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FINRA Publishes Reg Notice on Rule Change Proposal Implementing Arbitrator Selection Investigation Report Recommendations
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

FINRA has published a regulatory notice implementing on March 4 the Authority’s rule change proposal to implement recommendations resulting from the outside investigation of allegations that the arbitrator selection process was rigged.

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SCOTUS Sets February Oral Arguments in Two Arbitration-Centric Cases and Grants Certiorari in a New One
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court has set February oral arguments in Bissonnette v. LePage Bakeries Park St.

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