***This Just In: SCOTUS Decides Badgerow
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

 Just as we went to press came word that, based on statutory construction, the Supreme Court has decided Badgerow v.

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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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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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Kentucky Supreme Court Upholds An Arbitrator’s Use of the Merger Doctrine Over a Statutory Challenge
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by Hayes Favinger*

The Supreme Court of Kentucky upholds unanimously an Arbitrator’s award despite a challenge on the grounds that KRS 324.360 overruled the merger doctrine** as applied.

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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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Based on a Very Limited Sampling, the Jury is Out on Judge Coney Barrett’s Arbitration Views, Although She Seems to Lean Pro-arbitration. And She Appears to Like FINRA Dispute Resolution
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

As expected, President Trump on September 26 nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the Seventh Circuit to fill the open seat at the Supreme Court resulting from the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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