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Category: Arbitration

Commentary, links and more regarding securities arbitration

FINRA Discovery Guide

Discovery has always been a problem in litigation matters. In broad strokes, plaintiffs want to see every document that might…

Churned or Traded?

The common perception among the general public is that a customer who trades his or her account on a regular…

Overview of the Securities Arbitration Process

Start to Finish, a complete Walk-through by veteran securities arbitration attorney Mark Astarita. Nationally known securities attorney Mark Astarita has…

Hearing Hearing 

Securities arbitrations, in fact, all arbitrations, are conducted in the same manner that a court trial is held, without some…

Insight into the FINRA Arbitrator Selection Process

Arbitrator selection has always been one of the most important parts of the arbitration process, and FINRA has strived over…

Brokers Can Win Promissory Note Cases

We all know that defending promissory note cases for brokers is difficult. After all, those notes have been written, revised,…

Typical Customer Arbitration Claims

There are thousands of complaints filed every year, and they fall into categories. UPDATED FEBRUARY 2, 2017. The trial of…

Avoiding Customer Disputes

You can take steps to avoid being sued by your customers. By Mark J. Astarita, Esq. Introduction Since the United…

Enforcing Arbitration Awards

You may need a court order to enforce an arbitrator's award By Mark J. Astarita, Esq. Arbitration awards are not,…

Securities Arbitration Forums

The arbitration department of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is the site for virtually all of the securities arbitrations that…