They’re Baaaack! Democrats Reintroduce Anti-PDAA Bills
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

As we confidently predicted, the Democrats have reintroduced several bills to curb use of mandatory predispute arbitration agreements (“PDAA”).

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The Elections are (Finally!) Over: What’s in Store for the Arbitration and the Financial Services Worlds?
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By George H. Friedman*

At long last the 2020 elections are behind us [bipartisan cheer], and the Democrats have taken over the White House,

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Contracts of Adhesion and Securities Arbitration: How FINRA Attempts to Mitigate Harm to Investors
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By Christian Mercado*

Introduction

The securities industry is an example of one attempting to mitigate equity concerns surrounding arbitration agreements contained in contracts of adhesion.

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No Surprise Here: Arbitration Comes Up At Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearings
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

As we expected, arbitration came up at Judge Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings. Also as expected,

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Ninth Circuit: District Court Acted Properly When It Reconsidered and Reversed Previously Granted Order Compelling Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

The District Court did not abuse its discretion when it reconsidered and reversed in part its previous Order compelling arbitration,

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Ninth Circuit Hears Oral Argument in Case Challenging FINRA’s Class Action Waiver Prohibition in Employment
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

A case heard by the Ninth Circuit on February 13 addressed the validity of FINRA’s negative views on class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements.

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