So You Think You Know The Worst FINRA Arbitration Venues?

Law360, New York (March 21, 2014, 12:35 PM EDT) -- For several years, commentators have attempted to identify “judicial hellholes” where plaintiffs achieve abnormal successes before local juries. Now, with increasing emphasis on arbitration, awards rendered in particular states or even cities may highlight those venues where customer claimants routinely obtain out-of-the-ordinary awards.

The arbitration program administrated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority provides award data from cases decided in all 50 states, along with several territories and foreign countries. A review of this award data reveals surprising results that contradict many commonly held assumptions in...
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