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Is the would-be arbitration claimant a brokerage firm “customer?” The Fourth Circuit says both “yes” and “no”

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 14 2013

It makes sense that a brokerage firm can only be forced to arbitrate claims by its customers for investment activity occurring at that brokerage firm

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York gives priority to forum selection clause over prior arbitration agreement

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 10 2012

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York recently held that a forum selection clause giving New York state and federal courts exclusive jurisdiction over disputes between two parties would supplant the parties’ prior arbitration agreement based on the parties’ status as FINRA members

United States district court judge denies intervention motion by expert witness McCann, finding that “he took a check, and he took an oath, but he was faithful to only one”

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 22 2012

Judge Lynn Hughes of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas denied the Motion by expert witness Craig McCann to intervene in vacatur proceedings involving 19 individualcorporate investors and brokerage firm Morgan Keegan, Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. v. John J. Garrett, et al., U.S.D.C., S.D. Tex., Case No. 4:10-cv-04308