After a Lull in 2021, a Busy Year Ahead Arbitration-wise for SCOTUS
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By George H. Friedman*

SAA Publisher and Editor-in-Chief & Chairman of the Board – Arbitration Resolution Services

We entered 2021 with SCOTUS poised to again rule on delegation after hearing oral argument late in 2020.

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Mini-Survey: Seniors Reach Hearing and Award Only Marginally More Quickly Than Customers as a Whole in FINRA Arbitrations
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FINRA intends to codify its program to expedite administration of cases involving senior or seriously ill parties. As promised, we commissioned a survey on the program’s effectiveness,

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FINRA DRS Posts Stats Through October: Overall Arbitration Filings Continue to Decline, But Mediations are Going Through the Roof
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

FINRA Dispute Resolution Services (“DRS”) posted case statistics through the end of October,

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Just Like Thanksgiving and Black Friday: Five Truisms about Arbitration — That Aren’t True
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By George H. Friedman

SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief & Arbitration Resolution Services Chairman of the Board

Years ago I penned a blog post on Thanksgiving and arbitration.

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A Few Minutes with New PIABA President Mike Edmiston
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

We reported in SAA 2021-41 (Nov. 4) that the Public Investors Advocate Bar Association (“PIABA”) announced in an October 28 Press Release that Michael Edmiston of Jonathan W.

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Sorry About That, Chief, But it Does Matter Who Appointed the Judge
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

In the old “Get Smart” comedy series, secret agent Maxwell Smart would often say to his boss,

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