DC Circuit Derails Effort to Evade Amtrak Arbitration Provision
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Passengers who had suffered no injury lacked Article III standing to challenge an arbitration clause in Amtrak’s Terms and Conditions.

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New Employer’s Old Counsel Represents Old Employer in Raiding Dispute: Santander Securities LLC v. Gamache
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By David C. Franceski, Jr.

*Absent a substantial question regarding an attorney’s honesty, trustworthiness or fitness, a non-client should not have standing to disqualify an opponent’s counsel.

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Broker-Dealer Fails to Block Bankruptcy Trustee From Questioning Asset Purchase: Anderson & Strudwick, Inc., In Re: Sterne Agee Group, Inc. vs. Robinson
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By Sarah G. Anderson

*Where a bankruptcy trustee’s successor liability claim is not specific to any one creditor and would inure to the benefit of all creditors,

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Bank Wins Injunction Against Arbitration to Which It Is Not a Party: J.P. Morgan Chase Bank & J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC vs. McDonald
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No. 13-2635 (7th Cir., 7/25/14). Arbitrability * FRCP (Rule 19(a) “Necessary Party”) * Jurisdiction Issues (“Standing”) * Forum Selection Clause * Remedies (Injunctive Relief) * Standing Issues (Case/Controversy) * Contribution &

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