CFPB Issues Warning on Deceptive Contract Terms, Including Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) on June 4 issued a circular warning on the use of deceptive terms in contracts for consumer financial products or services,

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A Possible Sea Change for Non-Compete Agreements
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By David E. Robbins, Esq.[i]

In April 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued its Final Rule prohibiting existing and prospective non-compete clauses in agreements between employers and their workers.

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New DOL Fiduciary Rule is Final
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) final fiduciary rule has been published; it goes into effect September 23.

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Consumer Advocates to CFPB: Write Rule Empowering Consumers to Choose Arbitration Post-Dispute
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

A coalition of leading consumer advocacy groups has petitioned the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) to promulgate a rule allowing financial consumers the option to arbitrate after a dispute arises.

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Third Circuit Finally Rules on J&J’s Rejection of Shareholders’ Arbitration Proposal
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The issue of shareholder arbitration is in the news again, this time another court decision on Johnson &

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SEC Seems to be Facing a Late June Deadline to Report to Congress on Investor Adviser Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

By our reckoning, the SEC may be facing a looming late June deadline to report to Congress on investment adviser arbitration.

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