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Can Investors Be Required to Arbitrate Their Claims?

Investors have a number of rights under federal and state law which they can enforce through litigation, including for example the right to file individual or class actions for damages. But can investors be required to submit these kinds of claims to binding arbitration in lieu of litigation? That...

Fulbright's 9th Annual Litigation Trends Survey: Litigation Bounces Back; Regulation Hits High

Companies in the United States and United Kingdom dealt with more litigation while regulatory investigations reached a five-year high, according to Fulbright's 9 th Annual Litigation Trends Survey . After a one-year decline, litigation rose to 2010 levels as businesses on both sides of the...

FINRA Issues Guidance Notice on Confidentiality Provisions in Settlement Agreements and the Arbitration Discovery Process

by Jeff Kern and Manuel F. Gomez In Regulatory Notice 14-40 , FINRA reminds members that it is a violation of FINRA Rule 2010 (Standards of Commercial Honor and Principles of Trade) to incorporate into a settlement agreement a confidentiality provision restricting or prohibiting a customer or other...