March 28, 2020
"All we can do is help each other." A heartbreaking story, powerfully told on CNN:
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Attorney Aegis Frumento laments that it may be that by the time the coronavirus pandemic is over, most of us will know someone who will have died. There may not be much we can do about it, he concedes, but if we are given the opportunity to make choices, Aegis hopes we all show the common decency to side with the victims and not to join forces with the pestilence.
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In today's blog, we have the fascinating legal question of whether public customers had waived their right to pursue a FINRA arbitration. Things started off fairly mundane when the customers filed their FINRA Arbitration Statement of Claim. And then the customers entered into a stipulated dismissal of their FINRA claims. No longer parties in an arbitration, the customers hastened to the local courthouse and filed their claims in a civil Complaint. And then the customers had what comes off as a colossal second thought when they attempted to stop the state-court litigation and return to FINRA arbitration. It's as oddball a start-and-stop-and-start-and-lets-try-to-stop mess as it sounds.