The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the NASD Codes of Arbitration Procedure for Customer and Industry Disputes (hereinafter referred to as the Customer and Industry Codes, respectively, or new Codes).

Customer and Industry Codes

  1. The Customer and Industry Codes reorganize the dispute resolution rules into separate procedural codes, simplify the language of the NASD Code of Arbitration Procedure (old Code), codify current practices and implement several substantive changes.
  2. In addition, the list selection provisions of the new Codes will apply to previously filed claims in which a list of arbitrators has not yet been generated and sent to the parties, or in which an entirely new list of arbitrators must be generated.
  3. In these cases, even though a list has been generated under the new Customer or Industry Code, the claim will continue to be governed by the remaining provisions of the old Code unless all parties agree to proceed under the new Code.

The Customer and Industry Codes will become effective on April 16, 2007, and will apply to claims filed on or after the effective date.

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