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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Coronavirus Update (March 30)
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FINRA: Previously announced administrative hearing postponement through May 1 has been extended to May 31…. Latest Hotline posting (https://www.finra.org/hotline) as of March 13: “Due to the COVID-19 outbreak,

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Cross-Petition for Certiorari Seeks to “Schein” More Light on Delegation … and a Coronavirus Update
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

The case that keeps on giving keeps on giving. With a Petition for Certiorari already having been filed by Henry Schein in late January,

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