SR-NASD-2002-062

Amending Code of Arbitration Procedure to Conform Rule 10314(b) to the Current Minimum Standard Applicable to Claims

The NASD, through its wholly owned subsidiary, NASD Dispute Resolution, Inc., has filed with the SEC a proposed rule change to amend the Code of Arbitration Procedure ("Code") to conform Rule 10314(b) to the current minimum standard applicable to claims, so that Answers need only specify relevant facts and available defenses to the Statement of Claim.