Arbitration of Investor Claims in an Industry-Sponsored Forum – A Look Back at 20 Years of Lessons
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By Courtney Werning, Dave Neuman, Jorge Riera, and Michael Edmiston[1]

Introduction

Industry-sponsored arbitration has long been the only option for investors who have claims against their financial advisors and brokerage firms.

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Consumer Coalition to SEC: Look Into RIA Use of PDAAs Calling for Non-FINRA Arbitration
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A broad coalition of a dozen consumer advocacy groups – including PIABA – has written to the SEC. urging that the Commission investigate the use by RIAs of mandatory predispute arbitration agreements (“PDAA”) providing for the use of non-SRO arbitration fora,

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

We reported in SAA 2021-41 (Nov. 4) that the Public Investors Advocate Bar Association (“PIABA”) announced in an October 28 Press Release that Michael Edmiston of Jonathan W.

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CFP Board Issues New Procedural Rules Supporting June 30 Enforcement of Final Fiduciary Rule. And FINRA Is Gearing Up for Reg BI
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

As the June 30 enforcement date of the SEC’s Regulation Best Interest (“Reg BI”) approaches, various preparatory steps are rolling out by the regulators.

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Massachusetts Adopts Fiduciary Regulation
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By Christine Lazaro, Professor of Law & Clinic Director
St. Johns Law School

This analysis was prepared by SAA Advisory Board Member Prof.

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That Didn’t Take Very Long! Just as Reg BI Goes into Effect, Seven States and DC Sue To Block It
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

Just as the SEC’s Regulation Best Interest was about to go into effect September 10, several states and the District of Columbia sued to stop it.

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