No Surprise Here: Arbitration Comes Up At Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearings
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

As we expected, arbitration came up at Judge Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings. Also as expected,

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Based on a Very Limited Sampling, the Jury is Out on Judge Coney Barrett’s Arbitration Views, Although She Seems to Lean Pro-arbitration. And She Appears to Like FINRA Dispute Resolution
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

As expected, President Trump on September 26 nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the Seventh Circuit to fill the open seat at the Supreme Court resulting from the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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NJ Supreme Court Upholds “Acknowledged” Employment Arbitration Agreement
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By Cameron Michelsen

A somewhat divided New Jersey Supreme Court holds that an arbitration agreement announced and “acknowledged” by email to employees was valid and enforceable.

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FINRA Stats, 3/20: First Quarter 2020 Ends with Little Change in Case Volume from Last Year…, But Wait!
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In our monthly report on the February 2020 statistics FINRA Dispute Resolution Services* (FINRA-DRS) posted at the end of March (see SAA 2020-13), we noted that the case filing statistics were coming in,

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FINRA ODR In-Person Hearings Postponed Again, and AAA Follows Suit. Have We Seen the First FINRA Award with a Virus-Related Virtual Hearing?
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

The FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) announcement on administrative postponement of in-person hearings through May 31 has been updated to affect hearings though July 3.

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Seminar Highlights: NYSBA’s “A Deep Dive in Securities Arbitration and Mediation 2020”
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By Gabrielle Pollard*

Introduction

On March 6, the New York State Bar Association (“NYSBA”) hosted a full-day securities arbitration and mediation seminar titled Securities Arbitration 2020: Deep Dive.

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