FINRA Arbitration & Fruad

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Motion to amend

A pleading may be amended if the panel grants a motion to amend in accordance with Rule 12503. Motions to amend a pleading must include a copy of the proposed amended pleading. If the panel grants the motion to amend, the amended pleading does not need to be re-served on the other parties, the Director, or the panel, unless the panel determines otherwise. (c) Amendments to Add Parties Once the ranked arbitrator lists are due to the Director under Rule 12402(d), Rule 12403(c) or Rule 12403(d), no party may amend a pleading to add a new party to the arbitration until a panel has been appointed and the panel grants a motion to add the party.

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Motions to add a party

after panel appointment must be served on all parties, including the party to be added, and the party to be added may respond to the motion in accordance with Rule 12503 without waiving any rights or objections under the Code. (d) Responding to an Amended Pleading Any party may file a response to an amended pleading, provided the response is filed and served . A party may make motions in writing, or orally during any hearing session. Before making a motion, a party must make an effort to resolve the matter that is the subject of the motion with the other parties. Every motion, whether written or oral, must include a description of the efforts made by the moving party to resolve the matter before making the motion.

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Written motions

Written motions are not required to be in any particular form, and may take the form of a letter, legal motion, or any other form that the panel decides is acceptable. Written motions must be served directly on each other party, at the same time and in the same manner. Written motions must also be filed with the Director, with additional copies for each arbitrator, at the same time and in the same manner in which they are served on the parties. (3) Written motions must be served at least 20 days before a scheduled hearing, unless the panel decides otherwise.

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Motions to amend a pleading after panel appointment

Motions to amend a pleading after panel appointment pursuant to Rule 12309(b) must be accompanied by copies of the proposed amended pleading when the motion is served on the other parties and filed with the Director. If the panel grants the motion, the amended pleading does not have to be served again, unless the panel determines otherwise. If a party moves to amend a pleading to add a party, the motion must be served on all parties, including the party to be added, and the party to be added may respond to the motion in accordance with Rule 12309(c) without waiving any rights or objections under the Code

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Responding to Motions

Responding to Motions Parties have 10 days from the receipt of a written motion to respond to the motion, unless the moving party agrees to an extension of time, or the Director or the panel decides otherwise. Responses to written motions must be served directly on each other party, at the same time and in the same manner. Responses to written motions must also be filed with the Director, with additional copies for each arbitrator, at the same time and in the same manner in which they are served on the parties.

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Replying to Responses to Motions

Replying to Responses to Motions Parties have 5 days from the receipt of a response to a motion to reply to the response unless the responding party agrees to an extension of time, or the Director or the panel decides otherwise. Replies to responses must be served directly on each other party, at the same time and in the same manner. Replies to responses must also be filed with the Director, with additional copies for each arbitrator, at the same time and in the same manner in which they are served on the parties. (d) Authority to Decide Motions (1) The Director decides motions relating to use of the forum under Rule 12203 and removal of an arbitrator under Rule 12407. (2) Motions relating to combining or separating claims or arbitrations, or changing the hearing location, are decided by the Director before a panel is appointed, and by the panel after the panel is appointed.

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Discovery-related motions

Discovery-related motions are decided by one arbitrator, generally the chairperson. The arbitrator may refer such motions to the full panel either at his or her own initiative, or at the request of a party. The arbitrator must refer motions relating to privilege to the full panel at the request of a party. (4) Motions for arbitrator recusal under Rule 12406 are decided by the arbitrator who is the subject of the request. (5) The full panel decides all other motions, including motions relating to the eligibility of a claim under Rule 12206, unless the Code provides or the parties agree otherwis

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