A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to a Quiet Year in ADR: How a Pandemic Accelerated Profound, Lasting Changes
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By George H. Friedman SAA Publisher and Editor-in-Chief*

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender,

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Eleventh Circuit Upholds $3 Million Sanction FINRA Award Against Morgan Stanley
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(This analysis is authored by SAA Editorial Board member Robert Pearce, a Securities Arbitration Lawyer at the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce,

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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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SCOTUS Review Sought of Split Ninth Circuit Decision Holding that FAA Section 1 Carveout Does Not Require that Worker Have Moved Goods Across State Lines
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

As we’ve suggested every time we report on this issue, the Supreme Court is being asked to review whether FAA section 1 exempts from coverage only workers actually moving goods or people in interstate commerce.

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Update on Split Ninth Circuit Decision Affirming Denial of a Motion to Compel Arbitration: Rehearing En Banc Sought
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

DIRECTV is seeking a rehearing en banc on a split Ninth Circuit decision that had denied its Motion to compel arbitration.

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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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