SCOTUS Grants Certiorari in Badgerow. At Issue: The “Look Through” Standard
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

As reported in SAA 2021-19 (May 20), the Supreme Court on May 17 granted Certiorari in a case involving application of the “look-through” standard.

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Supreme Court Declines to Engage in the Interpretation of “Engaged in Commerce”
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By Ruben Huertero*

It is hornbook law that the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) enforces predispute arbitration agreements involving just a hint of interstate commerce.

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FAIR Act Published. It’s Pretty Much the Same As the Last Iteration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The recently-introduced Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act has been published and, as we suspected,

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Citing SCOTUS Precedent, Vermont Supreme Court Holds FAA Applies and Preempts State Law
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

In a case of first impression, the Vermont Supreme Court in a unanimous 5-0 holding – with two “reluctant” occurrences – finds that: 1) the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) is to be construed broadly as to interstate commerce;

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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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