Tag: George Friedman

SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument in Suski author.

SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument in Suski

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog. The Supreme Court heard oral argument February 28 in Coinbase...

By George Friedman
California Court Defines “Dispute” in EFASASHA author.

California Court Defines “Dispute” in EFASASHA

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog. A California appellate court rules that the Ending Forced Arbitration...

By George Friedman
SCOTUS Sets February Oral Arguments in Two Arbitration-Centric Cases and Grants Certiorari in a New One author.

SCOTUS Sets February Oral Arguments in Two Arbitration-Centric Cases and Grants Certiorari in a New One

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog. The Supreme Court has set February oral arguments in Bissonnette...

By George Friedman
California Court Enforces Clickwrap Agreement Containing Arbitration Clause with Delegation author.

California Court Enforces Clickwrap Agreement Containing Arbitration Clause with Delegation

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog. The Court in Jane Doe #1 (I.G.) v. Massage Envy...

By George Friedman
SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument in Coinbase author.

SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument in Coinbase

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog, here. The Supreme Court heard oral argument this week...

By George Friedman
Split Ninth Circuit Holds California’s AB-51 is Preempted by the FAA author.

Split Ninth Circuit Holds California’s AB-51 is Preempted by the FAA

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog, here. A divided Ninth Circuit Panel holds that California’s...

By George Friedman
EFASASHA Didn’t Invalidate Employment PDAA, But Unconscionability Did author.

EFASASHA Didn’t Invalidate Employment PDAA, But Unconscionability Did

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitration Alert blog, here. Because the employee’s sexual harassment lawsuit predated the...

By George Friedman
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
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
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
A Note on Badgerow v. Walters et al. (No.20-1143, March 31,2022) author.

A Note on Badgerow v. Walters et al. (No.20-1143, March 31,2022)

At her confirmation hearing Justice Kagan noted “So in that sense, we are all originalists.” (U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing,...

By Terry Moritz
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
Badgerow v. Walters – Answering Vaden’s Questions and Limiting Its Application author.

Badgerow v. Walters – Answering Vaden’s Questions and Limiting Its Application

Introduction             The Supreme Court’s decision in Vaden v. Discover Bank, 556 U.S. 49 (2009), held that district courts can...

By Kristen Blankley
This Just In: SCOTUS Decides Badgerow author.

This Just In: SCOTUS Decides Badgerow

 Just as we went to press came word that, based on statutory construction, the Supreme Court has decided Badgerow v. Walters,...

By George Friedman
SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments in Morgan and ZF Auto. Two More to Go author.

SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments in Morgan and ZF Auto. Two More to Go

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in two of four cases involving arbitration it will review within a...

By George Friedman
Reminder: SCOTUS Hears Two of “Arbitration Final Four” Oral Arguments Next Week author.

Reminder: SCOTUS Hears Two of “Arbitration Final Four” Oral Arguments Next Week

Just a reminder that SCOTUS will be hearing oral arguments next week on two cases involving arbitration. We reported in...

By George Friedman
Analysis: Georgia Court Vacates FINRA Award on Several Bases author.

Analysis: Georgia Court Vacates FINRA Award on Several Bases

Just as we were finalizing the last Alert, we learned that a Georgia Trial Court had vacated a FINRA Award based...

By George Friedman
March Madness as SCOTUS Sets “Final Four” Oral Arguments for Last Two Weeks in March author.

March Madness as SCOTUS Sets “Final Four” Oral Arguments for Last Two Weeks in March

This article first appeared in the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog here. We reported in December that the Supreme Court had...

By George Friedman
After a Lull in 2021, a Busy Year Ahead Arbitration-wise for SCOTUS author.

After a Lull in 2021, a Busy Year Ahead Arbitration-wise for SCOTUS

This article first appeared on Securities Arbitration Alert, here. We entered 2021 with SCOTUS poised to again rule on delegation...

By George Friedman

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