COVID-19’s Continued Impact on ADR Providers: The Key Institutions Update Us on Plans for the Future
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The COVID-19 pandemic hit all Americans in many ways, and the legal and alternative dispute resolution systems were no exceptions.

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FINRA DRS Posts Stats Through March: Customer Claims Come Roaring Back While Industry Claims Plummet  
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

FINRA Dispute Resolution Services (“DRS”) posted case statistics through March with the overall case filing decline unchanged from February,

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Memories of Margin: An Industry Veteran Reminisces  
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Our lead Squib in SAA 2021-13 (Apr. 15) reported that margin debt in February grew to a record $814 billion – up dramatically from a year ago – and examined what this might portend for securities arbitration.

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SCOTUS Grants Cert. on Whether 28 USC Section 1782 Provides for Discovery in Aid of Private, Foreign, Commercial Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court has agreed to resolve a major split on whether 28 USC Section 1782 provides for discovery in aid of private,

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A Look At AAA’s Special Pro Se Case Administration Unit
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The American Arbitration Association (“AAA” or “Association”) in 2015 created a special unit of dedicated case administrators to process pro se cases.

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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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