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FINRA Proposes New Fee and Honorarium For Late Cancellation or Continuation of Prehearing Conferences

USA - May 7 2018 FINRA has proposed a new $100 per-arbitrator fee and a $100 per-arbitrator honorarium for the late cancellation or continuation of prehearing…

Supreme Court affirms state courts’ jurisdiction to adjudicate 1933 Act class actions and rejects claims that such class actions are removable

USA - March 20 2018 In Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund, the Supreme Court resolved two critical issues for class action claims brought under the…

CFTC can regulate cryptocurrencies as commodities

USA - March 20 2018 The regulation of virtual currencies, or cryptocurrencies, is evolving. In an important new decision from the United States District Court for the…

FINRA Proposed Increasing Number of Public Arbitrators on Arbitrator Candidate Slates in Customer Cases

USA - July 8 2016 The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) recently proposed a change to Rule 12403 of the Code of Arbitration Procedure for Customer…

When Can the Government Thwart a False Claims Act Settlement?

USA - June 23 2016 Agape, and the decisions of the Fifth Circuit, Sixth Circuit and other courts, illustrates the importance of the government's role in settlement of…