Tag: 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
GAO Report Says Arbitration Has Impacted Servicemember Rights, But to what Extent is Unclear author.

GAO Report Says Arbitration Has Impacted Servicemember Rights, But to what Extent is Unclear

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog, here. The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) has released a Report...

By George Friedman
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
AAA’s Amended International Rules: An Analysis author.

AAA’s Amended International Rules: An Analysis

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA) Blog, here. The American Arbitration Association recently amended its rules...

By George Friedman
FAIR Act Published. It’s Pretty Much the Same as the Last Iteration author.

FAIR Act Published. It’s Pretty Much the Same as the Last Iteration

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA) Blog, here. The recently-introduced Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act has been...

By George Friedman
A Look At AAA’s Special Pro Se Case Administration Unit author.

A Look At AAA’s Special Pro Se Case Administration Unit

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA) Blog, here. The American Arbitration Association (“AAA” or “Association”) in...

By George Friedman
AAA Stats, 4th Qtr. 2020: Consumer & Employment Case Information Updates author.

AAA Stats, 4th Qtr. 2020: Consumer & Employment Case Information Updates

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog, here. AAA Award Data is updated quarterly by the American...

By George Friedman
The Presidents and Arbitration: From Washington to Biden: An Update author.

The Presidents and Arbitration: From Washington to Biden: An Update

This article first appeared on Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA) blog, here. I’m again updating my 2016 blog post on the...

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
FINRA Year-end Stats 2020: Average in Some Respects; in Other Ways, a Most Uncommon, Even Unique, Year author.

FINRA Year-end Stats 2020: Average in Some Respects; in Other Ways, a Most Uncommon, Even Unique, Year

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA) blog, here. This review of the latest FINRA dispute resolution...

By George Friedman
CFPB Consumer Financial Taskforce Issues Report: Hardly a Word About Arbitration author.

CFPB Consumer Financial Taskforce Issues Report: Hardly a Word About Arbitration

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA) blog, here. A CFPB taskforce on consumer financial law issued...

By George Friedman
SCOTUS on Henry Schein II Certiorari Grant: “Never Mind!” author.

SCOTUS on Henry Schein II Certiorari Grant: “Never Mind!”

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA) Blog, here. The Supreme Court has reversed in a summary...

By George Friedman
Whatever Happened to Monster Energy on Remand to JAMS? author.

Whatever Happened to Monster Energy on Remand to JAMS?

This article first appeared in the Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA) Blog, here. A party is challenging JAMS’ neutrality as an...

By George Friedman
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
Arbitration Conversation No. 41: George Friedman, Editor-in-Chief of Securities Arbitration Alert author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 41: George Friedman, Editor-in-Chief of Securities Arbitration Alert

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews George H. Friedman, publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Securities Arbitration Alert...

By George Friedman, Amy Schmitz

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