Bates News, Compliance and Regulatory Alerts  |  03-17-20

FINRA Postponement of In-Person Arbitration & Mediation Hearings

FINRA Postponement of In-Person Arbitration & Mediation Hearings

FINRA has announced that, in response to the evolving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), it “has decided to administratively postpone all in-person arbitration and mediation proceedings scheduled through May 1, 2020. “

“If you have an in-person hearing or mediation session that is postponed as a result of this decision, you will be contacted by FINRA staff to reschedule or discuss remote scheduling options,” said the regulator. Importantly, FINRA relayed that the postponement “does not affect other case deadlines. All case deadlines will continue to apply and must be timely met unless the parties jointly agree otherwise.”

Bates stands ready to support clients with their FINRA arbitration matters. If you are a Bates client and your case is postponed, we look forward to being in touch with you to discuss your interim case support needs.

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