California AB-51 Update: Ninth Circuit Panel Declares A “Do-Over”
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The split Ninth Circuit Panel that had ruled a year ago on California’s AB-51 has sua sponte withdrawn the decision and dissent and ordered a rehearing.

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FINRA Files for Immediate Effectiveness Rule Changes Needed to Conform Industry Code to Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

As authorized in March by its Board, FINRA has filed a rule change proposal to conform the Industry Code to the newly-enacted Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act.

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FINRA Panel Dismisses Ineligible Claim with Prejudice
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By Harry Jacobowitz, Esq.****

In spite of the fact that arbitration claims that violate FINRA’s six-year eligibility rule must be dismissed without considering additional grounds for dismissal and without prejudice to the claimant’s or claimants’ right to pursue the claims in court,

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President Biden Signs Into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act. It Became Effective Immediately on March 3 – Part II
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by George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

World events caused a bit of a delay, but President Biden on March 3 finally signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act.

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President Biden Signs Into Law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act. It Became Effective Immediately – Part I
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by George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

President Biden on March 3 signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act.

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AAA Stats for 2021: Consumer & Employment Case Info Updates
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By Richard P. Ryder, Esq.

ed: AAA Award Data is updated quarterly by the American Arbitration Association. This analysis of the full-year 2021 update is provided by Rick Ryder,

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