A key U.S. securities regulator on Monday voiced support for possibly allowing companies to tuck language into their initial public offering paperwork that would force shareholders to resolve claims through arbitration rather than in court.
“For shareholder lawsuits, companies can come to us to ask for relief to put in mandatory arbitration into their charters,” said Michael Piwowar, a Republican member of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. “I would encourage companies to come and talk to us about that.”
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