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FINRA ARBITRATION RULE CHANGE- PANEL SELECTION IN CUSTOMER CASES WITH THREE ARBITRATORS

By Erwin J. Shustak, Esq. of Shustak Reynolds & Partners, P.C. posted on Thursday, December 22, 2016.

Erwin J. Shustak, Esq.
619.696.9500 ex. 105
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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved amendments to FINRA Rule 12403 (Cases with Three Arbitrators) of the Code of Arbitration Procedure for Customer Disputes (Customer Code) to increase the number of arbitrators on the public arbitrator list that FINRA sends to parties during the arbitration panel selection process from 10 to 15. The amendments also increase the number of strikes to the public arbitrator list from four to six, so that the proportion of strikes is the same under the amended rule as it is under the current rule. The amendments will become effective for all arbitrator lists FINRA sends to parties on or after January 3, 2017, for panel selection in customer cases with three arbitrators. See Regulatory Notice 16-44 for more information.     

Shustak Reynolds & Partners, p.c. focuses in the areas of securities, financial services and complex business disputes. For more information, contact our managing partner, Erwin Shustak. More information is available at www.shufirm.com

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