A Few Minutes with New PIABA President Hugh Berkson
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

We reported in SAA 2022-42 (Nov. 10) that the Public Investors Advocate Bar Association (“PIABA”) announced in an October 27 Press Release that Hugh D.

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FINRA DRS Posts Stats Through 3Q: Customer and Industry Arbitration Claims Have Definitely Stabilized. Mediation Filings Are Still Up, But Continue to Slow Down
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

FINRA Dispute Resolution Services (“DRS”) has posted case statistics through September, with recent trends persisting.

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FINRA DRS Posts Stats Through June: Customer and Industry Arbitration Claims Are Down at the Half-way Mark. Mediation Filings Are Still Strong, But Are Slowing Down
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

FINRA Dispute Resolution Services (“DRS”) has posted case statistics through June, with most trends persisting.

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FINRA Releases Report on Independent Review of “Rigged Panels” Accusation: Finds No Irregularities But Recommends Changes
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

FINRA has released the long-awaited report of outside investigators retained to study the “rigged panels” accusation.

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FINRA Panel Dismisses Ineligible Claim with Prejudice
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By Harry Jacobowitz, Esq.****

In spite of the fact that arbitration claims that violate FINRA’s six-year eligibility rule must be dismissed without considering additional grounds for dismissal and without prejudice to the claimant’s or claimants’ right to pursue the claims in court,

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SEC’s Division of Examinations Releases 2022 Exam Priorities – Dispute Resolution Again Not on the List
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The SEC’s Division of Examinations (“DOE”) has issued its exam priorities for 2022. Once again,

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