A Midyear Assessment of My 2018 Consumer and Employment Arbitration Predictions – Part I
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By George H. Friedman*

SAC Contributing Legal Editor and Board of Editors Member

Chairman of the Board – Arbitration Resolution Services

[This is adapted from a post originally published in the author’s blog at Arbitration Resolution Services (ARS).

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More Than Five Ways To Skin a Cat: Another Way Emerges To Kill CFPB’s Arbitration Rule, but the Cat Is Fighting Back. Final Rule Published in Federal Register
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Another roadblock for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (“CFPB)” Final Rule on arbitration has emerged: nullification by the Financial Stability Oversight Council (“FSOC”).

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United States Switches Sides in Lewis Case Pending at SCOTUS, Taking Pro-Arbitration Position Against the NLRB
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The Acting Solicitor General has filed an Amicus Brief in Epic Systems, set for oral argument next Term at the Supreme Court, siding with the employers challenging the anti-arbitration policies of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”).

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