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12312. Multiple Claimants
(a) One or more parties may join multiple claims together in the same arbitration if the claims contain common questions of law or fact and:
• The claims assert any right to relief jointly and severally; or
• The claims arise out of the same transaction or occurrence, or series of transactions or occurrences.
(b) After all responsive pleadings have been served, claims joined together under paragraph (a) of this rule may be separated into two or more arbitrations by the Director before a panel is appointed, or by the panel after the panel is appointed. A party whose claims were separated by the Director may make a motion to the panel in the lowest numbered case to reconsider the Director's decision.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2008-021 eff. Dec. 15, 2008.
Adopted by SR-NASD-2003-158 eff. April 16, 2007.
Selected Notice: 07-07, 08-57.