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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SEC Approves FINRA’S Rule Change Proposal Implementing “Rigged Panels” Investigation Report Recommendations
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The SEC has approved FINRA’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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Applying FAA Chapter 1, Eleventh Circuit Finds Lack of Arbitrator Disclosure Did Not Warrant Vacatur
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Relying on recently-announced Eleventh Circuit precedent — that the grounds set forth in FAA section 10 are the sole basis for challenging “foreign” awards under the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (“UN Convention”),

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June Marks One Year Anniversary of “Rigged Panels” Investigation Report
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

It’s been a year since the publication of recommendations resulting from the outside investigation of allegations that the FINRA arbitrator selection process was rigged.

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UPDATE: Alleging Arbitrator Bias, Oppenheimer Moves to Vacate FINRA Panel’s $36+ Million Award
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Oppenheimer has moved to vacate a massive Award rendered against it by a FINRA Panel.

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Georgia Court Vacates FINRA Award on Several Bases, Including FINRA DRS Misconduct. PIABA Calls for the Feds to Investigate
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Just as we were finalizing this Alert, we learned that a Georgia Trial Court has just vacated a FINRA Award based on multiple Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) violations,

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