Proposal to Limit Enforcement of Predispute Arbitration Agreements by Terminated or Suspended Members

The NASD, through its wholly owned subsidiary, NASD Dispute Resolution, Inc., has filed with the SEC a proposed rule change to amend Rule 10301of the NASD Code of Arbitration Procedure to prohibit a firm that has been terminated, suspended, or barred from the NASD, or that is otherwise defunct, from enforcing a predispute arbitration agreement against a customer in the NASD arbitration forum.