Consumer Coalition to CFPB Director Chopra: Do Something About Mandatory Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

A coalition of over a hundred consumer advocacy groups has written to CFPB Director Chopra,

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Institutional Comments, Mostly Supportive But with All Suggesting Further Modifications, on FINRA’s Proposed Expungement Changes. Individual Industry Commenters Uniformly Oppose the Rule
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The comment period closed earlier this month on FINRA’s proposed changes to the expungement process.

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More on Amended AAA Commercial Rules
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Just as we were putting SAA 2022-33 (Sep. 1) to bed came word that the AAA had revised its Commercial Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures,

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FINRA Files with SEC Board-Approved Changes to Expungement Rules
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

FINRA staff this week followed up on recent Board approval to file a new expungement rule.

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It’s Official: CFPB Not Planning to Act on Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Confirming what we teased in June, the CFPB’s recently-released regulatory agenda shows that the agency does not intend to revisit a rule covering arbitration of consumer financial disputes.

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FINRA Files for Immediate Effectiveness Rule Changes Needed to Conform Industry Code to Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

As authorized in March by its Board, FINRA has filed a rule change proposal to conform the Industry Code to the newly-enacted Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act.

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