Tag: 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
And Then There Were Four: SCOTUS Takes on Fourth Arbitration-Related Case in a Month author.

And Then There Were Four: SCOTUS Takes on Fourth Arbitration-Related Case in a Month

This article was first published on the Securities Arbitrate Alert, here. In about a month, the Supreme Court has gone...

By George Friedman
Just Like Thanksgiving and Black Friday: Five Truisms about Arbitration — That Aren’t True author.

Just Like Thanksgiving and Black Friday: Five Truisms about Arbitration — That Aren’t True

This article first appeared on Securities Arbitration Alert, here. Years ago I penned a blog post on Thanksgiving and arbitration....

By George Friedman
Tales from the Arbitration Crypt author.

Tales from the Arbitration Crypt

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog, here. With Halloween behind us, I thought it might be...

By George Friedman
Divided Ninth Circuit Ruling on California AB-51 FAA Preemption is also a Split Decision: Statute is Preempted in Part author.

Divided Ninth Circuit Ruling on California AB-51 FAA Preemption is also a Split Decision: Statute is Preempted in Part

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert, here. A split Ninth Circuit has finally ruled on the validity...

By George Friedman
Servotronics on Certiorari Petition: “Never Mind!” But Badgerow Oral Argument is Now Set author.

Servotronics on Certiorari Petition: “Never Mind!” But Badgerow Oral Argument is Now Set

This article first appeared on Securities Arbitration Alert, here. Just a month out from oral argument, Servotronics has notified the...

By George Friedman
AAA Promulgates New Supplementary Procedures for Multiple Case Filings author.

AAA Promulgates New Supplementary Procedures for Multiple Case Filings

This article first appeared on Securities Arbitration Alert, here. In what we are certain is a reaction to a flurry...

By George Friedman
SCOTUS Won’t Reconsider Denied Cert. Petition on FAA Applicability to Amazon Drivers author.

SCOTUS Won’t Reconsider Denied Cert. Petition on FAA Applicability to Amazon Drivers

This article first appeared on Securities Arbitration Alert, here. SCOTUS again has eschewed an opportunity to clear up the split...

By George Friedman
Amicus Briefs Are Coming in on Servotronics. And Oral Argument Is Set author.

Amicus Briefs Are Coming in on Servotronics. And Oral Argument Is Set

This article first appeared in the weekly Securities Arbitration Alert of 22 July 2021 and is reposted here with permission....

By George Friedman
Are We Seeing the Start of a Tectonic Shift on Mandatory PDAAs in the Financial Services Field? author.

Are We Seeing the Start of a Tectonic Shift on Mandatory PDAAs in the Financial Services Field?

This article first appeared on Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA), here. This is less a letter from the editor and more...

By George Friedman
SCOTUS Denies Certiorari in Selden. At Issue: FAA Review of Awards Based on Public Policy author.

SCOTUS Denies Certiorari in Selden. At Issue: FAA Review of Awards Based on Public Policy

This article first appeared in the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog. As reported in SAA 2021-19 (May 20), the Supreme Court...

By George Friedman
Remember the FINRA Case Where the Broker Challenged a Zoom Hearing Ordered Over His Objection? It’s Been Awarded author.

Remember the FINRA Case Where the Broker Challenged a Zoom Hearing Ordered Over His Objection? It’s Been Awarded

This article first appeared on Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA), here. The arbitration underlying a suit challenging a FINRA Panel’s authority to...

By George Friedman
FINRA Issues Reg Notice on “Do’s and Don’ts” of PDAA Use in Customer Agreements author.

FINRA Issues Reg Notice on “Do’s and Don’ts” of PDAA Use in Customer Agreements

This article first appeared on the Securites Arbitration Alert (SAA) Blog here. FINRA has issued a Regulatory Notice reminding industry...

By George Friedman
COVID-19’s Continued Impact on ADR Providers: The Key Institutions Update Us on Plans for the Future author.

COVID-19’s Continued Impact on ADR Providers: The Key Institutions Update Us on Plans for the Future

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA) Blog here. The COVID-19 pandemic hit all Americans in many...

By George Friedman
Margin Debt Hits An All-time High of $814 Million. Any Arbitration Implications? author.

Margin Debt Hits An All-time High of $814 Million. Any Arbitration Implications?

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA) blog, here. Margin debt in February grew to $814 million,...

By George Friedman

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