Customers Win Three Large COVID-era Awards
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This analysis of three large COVID-era Awards in favor of customers is provided by Harry Jacobowitz, Esq. He can be reached at harryjacobowitz@optimum.net.

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FINRA Goes Back to the Drawing Board on Expungement Rule
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

On the last day for SEC review of FINRA’s latest proposal for improving the expungement process,

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FINRA Issues Reg Notice on “Do’s and Don’ts” of PDAA Use in Customer Agreements
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

FINRA has issued a Regulatory Notice reminding industry parties on the proper use of predispute arbitration agreements (“PDAA”) in customer account agreements.

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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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SEC Approves FINRA Chair Honoraria Increases
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The SEC has approved a FINRA proposal increasing certain Chairperson honoraria.

We reported in SAA 2019-48 (Dec.

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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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