Are We Seeing the Start of a Tectonic Shift on Mandatory PDAAs in the Financial Services Field?
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

This is less a letter from the editor and more your editor’s musings, but I wonder whether we are seeing the start of a tectonic shift on mandatory predispute arbitration agreements (“PDAA”) in the financial services field?

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SEC’s Gensler Again Grilled on Mandatory Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

For the second time in the past few months, SEC Chair Gensler was asked to articulate his views on mandatory securities arbitration,

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FAIR Act Published. It’s Pretty Much the Same As the Last Iteration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The recently-introduced Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act has been published and, as we suspected,

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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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District Court Issues Preliminary Injunction in Business Groups’ Challenge to New California Law Restricting Employment PDAA Use and Enforcement
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

A federal district court has issued a preliminary injunction staying California AB-51 implementation, pending final determination on the merits of a suit challenging the statute.

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District Court Grants TRO in Business Groups’ Challenge to New California Law Restricting Employment PDAA Use and Enforcement
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

Just as it was about to go into effect, a federal judge enjoined the planned January 1,

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