AAA Stats, 3rd Qtr. 2020: Consumer & Employment Case Info Updates
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AAA Award Data is updated quarterly by the American Arbitration Association. This analysis of the latest update is provided by Rick Ryder, President of SAC,

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Bipartisan House Bill Introduced to Amend FAA to Ban PDAA Enforcement for Physical Sexual Assault Claims
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the House to amend the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) to restrict predispute arbitration agreement (“PDAA”) enforcement for disputes involving physical sexual assault claims.

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NJ Supreme Court Upholds “Acknowledged” Employment Arbitration Agreement
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By Cameron Michelsen

A somewhat divided New Jersey Supreme Court holds that an arbitration agreement announced and “acknowledged” by email to employees was valid and enforceable.

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Comments on DOL’s Fiduciary Rule are Split Pretty Much Along Party Lines
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The period for filing comments and requesting a public hearing closed August 6, with just one hundred comments and no extension or hearing despite a request from Congressional Democrats and others.

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NRLB Upholds Arbitration Confidentiality Provisions
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By Cameron Michelsen

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently upheld confidentiality provisions in arbitration agreements in relation to section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) and the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”).

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Anatomy of an Explained JAMS Award: To Defend Or Not To Defend
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By Harry A. Jacobowitz, Esq.

While most explained Awards focus on factual issues, Alderson v. deVere USA, Inc., JAMS ID #1425027170 (New York,

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