Tag: Dispute Resolution

SCOTUS Again Declines to Review Case Involving FINRA Award author.

SCOTUS Again Declines to Review Case Involving FINRA Award

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog, here. For the second time in a few months,...

By George Friedman
SCOTUS to Take Up FAA Section 16 Question author.

SCOTUS to Take Up FAA Section 16 Question

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog, here. Reversing a recent trend, the Supreme Court has...

By George Friedman
Judge’s Interpretation of an Ambiguous Arbitration Agreement Survives, Despite Post-Decision Recusal for Conflict of Interest author.

Judge’s Interpretation of an Ambiguous Arbitration Agreement Survives, Despite Post-Decision Recusal for Conflict of Interest

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog, here. A U.S. District Court judge, after issuing an...

By Harry Jacobowitz
Alleging Arbitrator Bias, Oppenheimer Moves to Vacate FINRA Panel’s $36+ Million Award author.

Alleging Arbitrator Bias, Oppenheimer Moves to Vacate FINRA Panel’s $36+ Million Award

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog, here. Oppenheimer has moved to vacate a massive Award...

By George Friedman
Arbitration of Investor Claims in An Industry-Sponsored Forum – A Look Back at 20 Years of Lessons author.

Arbitration of Investor Claims in An Industry-Sponsored Forum – A Look Back at 20 Years of Lessons

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog, here. Introduction Industry-sponsored arbitration has long been the only...

By Courtney M. Werning, David Neuman, Jorge L. Riera, Michael S. Edmiston
SCOTUS Declines to Review Case Involving FINRA Award author.

SCOTUS Declines to Review Case Involving FINRA Award

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog. here. The Supreme Court on October 31 denied Certiorari in Caputo v....

By George Friedman
FINRA DRS Posts Stats Through 3Q: Customer and Industry Arbitration Claims Have Definitely Stabilized. Mediation Filings Are Still Up, But Continue to Slow Down author.

FINRA DRS Posts Stats Through 3Q: Customer and Industry Arbitration Claims Have Definitely Stabilized. Mediation Filings Are Still Up, But Continue to Slow Down

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog. here. FINRA Dispute Resolution Services (“DRS”) has posted case statistics through...

By George Friedman
First Monday in October: Some Arbitration-Centric Cases Worth Following author.

First Monday in October: Some Arbitration-Centric Cases Worth Following

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog, here. The Supreme Court was back in session on October...

By George Friedman
Fifth Circuit: FAA Section 1 Does Not Exempt Local Delivery Drivers author.

Fifth Circuit: FAA Section 1 Does Not Exempt Local Delivery Drivers

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog, here. Houston area delivery drivers who generally did not cross...

By George Friedman
More on Amended AAA Commercial Rules author.

More on Amended AAA Commercial Rules

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog, here. Just as we were putting SAA 2022-33 (Sep. 1)...

By George Friedman
California AB-51 Update: Ninth Circuit Panel Declares A “Do-Over” author.

California AB-51 Update: Ninth Circuit Panel Declares A “Do-Over”

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog, here. The split Ninth Circuit Panel that had ruled a...

By George Friedman
FINRA DRS Posts Stats Through June: Customer and Industry Arbitration Claims Are Down at the Half-way Mark. Mediation Filings Are Still Strong But Are Slowing Down author.

FINRA DRS Posts Stats Through June: Customer and Industry Arbitration Claims Are Down at the Half-way Mark. Mediation Filings Are Still Strong But Are Slowing Down

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog, here. FINRA Dispute Resolution Services (“DRS”) has posted case statistics...

By George Friedman
The SCOTUS “Arbitration Quartet” – What You Need to Know author.

The SCOTUS “Arbitration Quartet” – What You Need to Know

Introduction As our readers know, the Supreme Court just concluded a very busy Term that included an unprecedented five arbitration-centric...

By George Friedman
Independence Day and Arbitration author.

Independence Day and Arbitration

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog, here. Years ago I penned a blog post on Independence...

By George Friedman
Unanimous SCOTUS Decides Southwest: Goes with the Flow on “Engaged” in Interstate Commerce author.

Unanimous SCOTUS Decides Southwest: Goes with the Flow on “Engaged” in Interstate Commerce

The Supreme Court has decided Southwest Airlines Co. v. Saxon, No. 21-309, ruling unanimously that the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) section 1 exemption of “workers engaged...

By George Friedman
Unanimous SCOTUS Decides Sundance: No Prejudice Requirement to Prove Waiver of Arbitration Rights author.

Unanimous SCOTUS Decides Sundance: No Prejudice Requirement to Prove Waiver of Arbitration Rights

The Supreme Court has decided Morgan v. Sundance Inc., No. 21-328, ruling unanimously that there is no prejudice requirement under the Federal Arbitration...

By George Friedman
Our Promised Elaboration on the FINRA DRS 1Q Stats author.

Our Promised Elaboration on the FINRA DRS 1Q Stats

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog, here. FINRA Dispute Resolution Services (“DRS”) posted case statistics through March, with...

By George Friedman
International Commercial Arbitration: The Applicable Laws Theorem author.

International Commercial Arbitration: The Applicable Laws Theorem

This article first appeared on the Thomson Reuters Arbitration blog, here. One of the most interesting aspects of international arbitration are the applicable...

By Frederico Singarajah
Arbitration Conversation No. 67: Stephen Kane, Founder, and CEO of FairClaims.com author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 67: Stephen Kane, Founder, and CEO of FairClaims.com

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Stephen Kane, Founder and CEO of FairClaims.com, an ODR provider working...

By Stephen Kane, Amy Schmitz
What is Arbitration, Anyway? author.

What is Arbitration, Anyway?

Many years ago, I conducted focus groups in Denver, Colorado, asking consumers to discuss their understanding of arbitration. Nearly all...

By Amy Schmitz
Arbitration Conversation No. 54: Canadian Arbitrator Myriam M. Seers, Senior Associate at Torys LLP author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 54: Canadian Arbitrator Myriam M. Seers, Senior Associate at Torys LLP

In this episode of The Arbitration Conversation, Amy interviews Myriam Seers, an experienced arbitrator and Vice-Chair of the ICC Canada...

By Myriam Seers, Amy Schmitz
FINRA Posts Dispute Resolution Stats Through February: A Decent Month After a Rough Start to the Year author.

FINRA Posts Dispute Resolution Stats Through February: A Decent Month After a Rough Start to the Year

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA) Blog, here. FINRA Dispute Resolution Services (“DRS”) posted case statistics through February...

By George Friedman
FINRA DRS Postpones In-Person Hearings through April. Are Virtual Hearings Driving Down Customer Recoveries? These Researchers Say “Yes” author.

FINRA DRS Postpones In-Person Hearings through April. Are Virtual Hearings Driving Down Customer Recoveries? These Researchers Say “Yes”

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert ('SAA') blog, here. FINRA’s Office of Dispute Resolution Services (“DRS”) has...

By George Friedman
Arbitrating De-platforming Disputes author.

Arbitrating De-platforming Disputes

As most have heard by now, there is great interest and debate regarding the Facebook Oversight Board and its power...

By Amy Schmitz
The Year Ahead: Developments in Global Litigation and Arbitration in 2021 author.

The Year Ahead: Developments in Global Litigation and Arbitration in 2021

This article first appeared on Global Arbitration News by Baker McKenzie, here. The Year Ahead – our publication looking at key...

By Claudia Benavides Galvis, Benjamin Roe
FINRA DRS Postpones In-Person Hearings through Beginning of April author.

FINRA DRS Postpones In-Person Hearings through Beginning of April

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA),here. FINRA’s Office of Dispute Resolution Services (“DRS”) has again...

By George Friedman
The Arbitration Conversation No. 35: Prof. Joshua Karton, Queens University Law School author.

The Arbitration Conversation No. 35: Prof. Joshua Karton, Queens University Law School

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation, Amy interviews Prof. Joshua Karton, Associate Professor / Associate Dean of Graduate Studies...

By Joshua Karton, Amy Schmitz
Arbitration Conversation No. 14: Prof. Maureen Weston from Pepperdine Law School author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 14: Prof. Maureen Weston from Pepperdine Law School

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Arbitrator Professor Maureen Weston, Professor of Law and Director of the...

By Maureen Weston, Amy Schmitz
Arbitration Conversation No. 25: Arbitrator Nicholas Gowen, Partner – Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 25: Arbitrator Nicholas Gowen, Partner – Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation, Amy interviews Nicholas Gowen, a litigation partner at Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella...

By Nicholas Gowen, Amy Schmitz
Arbitration Conversation No. 9: Charles E. Harris II, Arbitrator and Partner at Mayer Brown in Chicago author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 9: Charles E. Harris II, Arbitrator and Partner at Mayer Brown in Chicago

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Charles E. Harris II, who is a Partner in the Litigation...

By Charles Harris, Amy Schmitz

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