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October 2018 Archives

A look at seminal study’s conclusions regarding FINRA arbitrations

Talk about exhaustive research that can’t easily be called into question. A team of researchers who recently published a paper on FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) arbitration buttressed the validity of their results through research spanning nearly 9,000 decisions rendered by approximately 8,000 arbitrators.

Is the #MeToo movement casting ripples in American workplaces?

A reasoned response to whether the high-profile #MeToo campaign focused upon sexual harassment is having consequences for workplaces in Connecticut and across the country must surely conclude with a resounding “yes.” The movement spawned in the wake of the notorious case details surrounding former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has unquestionably put on-the-job sexual misconduct under a spotlight and engendered a healthy national debate.

SCOTUS’ new term to spotlight employment, arbitration cases

It is a truism that cases on the United States Supreme Court docket – all matters that come to the court’s purview – are flatly significant and with the potential to affect vast numbers of Americans in fundamental ways. It will certainly be business as usual for the court during its current term.

Criminal outcome against drug maker harsh, civil suit even more so

Drug wholesaler AmerisourceBergen took a painful punch last year as the defendant in a federal criminal lawsuit. The company was slapped with a $260 million criminal fine after pleading guilty to fraud-related charges in litigation filed by the federal government.