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  • MIAMI, July 7- Arbitration to decide who will bear the Panama Canal expansion project's $1.6 billion cost overrun, a dispute that temporarily halted work earlier this year, will begin in closed-door sessions in Miami later this month, according to lawyers arguing the matter.

  • JAKARTA, July 2- Freeport-McMoRan Copper& Gold Inc is still in talks with Indonesia over a six-month dispute that has halted copper exports, and has no plan yet to follow Newmont Mining Corp in seeking international arbitration. Global copper prices, currently not far off four-month highs, have been underpinned by the disruption to supplies from Indonesia.

  • June 24- American Apparel Inc founder Dov Charney's lawyer has filed a petition for arbitration to counter plans to strip Charney of his roles as president and chief executive of the company, The Wall Street Journal reported in Tuesday's paper. Charney owns a 27.2 percent stake in American Apparel. A spokesman for American Apparel declined to comment.

  • PRETORIA, June 9- Wage talks between South Africa's AMCU union and major platinum producers were deadlocked on Monday, prompting the mining minister to abandon his mediation role and dashing hopes for an end to a strike that is pushing the economy towards recession.

  • NEW YORK, June 5- A California wealth adviser must pay two ex-employees almost $3.7 million for allegedly defaming them, a securities arbitration panel found.

  • EL TIGRE, Venezuela May 30- Venezuela will appeal an arbitration ruling allowing refiner Phillips 66 to acquire state oil company PDVSA's 50 percent stake in a delayed coking unit at the Sweeny refinery, the oil minister said on Friday.

  • *Platinum off on strike mediation talks. NEW YORK/ LONDON, May 27- Gold fell 2 percent on Tuesday, the most in one day since December, as an intraday record high of the S&P 500 equities index and economic optimism triggered a heavy bout of technical selling.

  • May 12- The brokerage unit of Stifel Financial Corp must pay a total of $2.7 million to a former head trader who said the firm defamed him and wrongfully withheld his bonus payment, a securities arbitration panel has ruled.

  • Detroit nearing pensions deal, newspapers say Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 9:50 AM ET

    A deal calling for pension cuts with groups representing former city employees could come as early as Tuesday, the Detroit Free Press said on its website. "The two sides have made significant progress in mediation talks...," the Detroit Free Press said.

  • PHILADELPHIA, April 10- A Philadelphia judge on Thursday set aside most of an arbitration ruling that could have cost the state of Pennsylvania some $180 million from a landmark 1998 settlement with the nation's tobacco companies.

  • *American Express, Citigroup, Discover prevail. NEW YORK, April 10- Consumers suffered a setback on Thursday as three big credit card issuers won the dismissal of U.S. lawsuits accusing them of colluding to require that disputes be settled in arbitration rather than class action lawsuits.

  • UPDATE 2-Big credit card issuers defeat collusion lawsuit Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    *American Express, Citigroup, Discover prevail. NEW YORK, April 10- Consumers suffered a setback on Thursday as three big credit card issuers won the dismissal of U.S. lawsuits accusing them of colluding to require that disputes be settled in arbitration rather than class action lawsuits.

  • NEW YORK, April 10- American Express Co, Citigroup Inc and Discover Financial Services won the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing them of colluding to force credit card holders to settle disputes through arbitration rather than class action lawsuits.

  • NEW YORK, April 10- American Express Co, Citigroup Inc and Discover Financial Services won the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing them of colluding to adopt arbitration clauses that prevent credit card holders from pursuing class action lawsuits in court.

  • April 7- A unit of UBS AG must pay $5.4 million to a former broker who alleged the firm misled its advisers about the financial health of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc while recommending they sell its structured notes to clients, a securities arbitration panel ruled.

  • TORONTO, March 28- Canadian National Railway Co and the union representing its conductors, yard workers, and traffic coordinators have agreed to start an arbitration process that ensures their most recent contract dispute will not lead to a strike at Canada's largest rail operator.

  • TORONTO, March 28- The union representing Canadian National Railway Co's conductors, yard workers, and traffic coordinators agreed on Friday to go to binding arbitration should contract talks fail, ruling out a potential strike at Canada's largest rail operator.

  • March 25- The outcomes of nearly 40 securities arbitration cases dating back more than 15 years and involving some of Wall Street's most well-known brokerages could be compromised because one of the arbitrators who heard them allegedly lied about being a lawyer.

  • TORONTO, March 21- Canadian National Railway Co said on Friday that it was prepared to meet one last time with the union representing its conductors, yard workers, and traffic coordinators, if the union agreed to a binding arbitration should talks fail.

  • More Brokers Seek to Buff Smudges Out of Records Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 1:04 PM ET
    Seth Lipner, a lawyer who represents investors in cases against brokers, at Deutsch & Lipner in Garden City, N.Y.

    As investors rely increasingly on Finra’s database to vet Wall Street professionals, some brokers and executives are trying to remove complaints.