Coronavirus News on SCOTUS & Arbitration
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We issue this “Extra” Alert with breaking news of importance to our readers concerning the Coronavirus pandemic, that we feel should not await our normal publication schedule.

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Coronavirus Update (March 15)
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This new, temporary, section covers Coronavirus-related legislative, regulatory, legal, and scheduling developments impacting the financial and arbitration fields. We will discontinue this temporary feature when the pandemic passes – hopefully soon.

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That Didn’t Take Very Long! First “Corona Crash” Arbitrations Seem To Already Be on the Way. And a Major Industry Event Is Cancelled
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

The first Coronavirus-related arbitrations may be on the way, caused by a trading platform’s alleged crash as the market was bouncing back in a record way.

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What’s Past is Prologue – All Over Again. What’s Ahead for Arbitration Filings in the Wake of Recent Volatility
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief and Richard P. Ryder, SAC Founder and President

The crashing and rebounding capital markets in the wake of the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak causes the Alert’s George H.

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After Moving at a Snail’s Pace, FINRA’s Proposed Changes to the Membership Program To Encourage Arbitration Award Payment Switch to the Express Lane
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

Back in mid-2017, FINRA’s Board authorized staff to publish a Regulatory Notice seeking comments on a proposal to amend the Authority’s Membership Application Program (“MAP”) rules to create further incentives for the timely payment of arbitration awards.

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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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