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12513. Authority of Panel to Direct Appearances of Associated Person Witnesses and Production of Documents Without Subpoenas
(a) Upon motion of a party, the panel may order the following without the use of subpoenas:
(1) The appearance of any employee or associated person of a member of FINRA; or
(2) The production of any documents in the possession or control of such persons or members.
(b) The motion must include a draft order and must be filed with the Director. The requesting party must serve the motion and draft order on each other party. The requesting party may not serve the motion or draft order on a non-party.
(c) If a party receiving a motion and draft order objects to the scope or propriety of the order, that party shall, within 10 calendar days of service of the motion, file written objections with the Director and shall serve copies on all other parties. The party that requested the order may respond to the objections within 10 calendar days of receipt of the objections. After considering all objections, the arbitrator responsible for deciding discovery-related motions shall rule promptly on the issuance and scope of the order.
(d) If the arbitrator issues an order, the party that requested the order must serve the order on all parties and, if applicable, on any non-party receiving the order. The party must serve the order on the non-party by overnight mail service, overnight delivery service, hand delivery, email or facsimile.
(e) If a non-party receiving an order objects to the scope or propriety of the order, the non-party may, within 15 calendar days of receipt of the order, file written objections with the Director and the requesting party. The non-party may file the objection by overnight mail service, overnight delivery service, hand delivery, email or facsimile. The Director shall forward a copy of the written objections to all other parties. The party that requested the order may respond to the objections within 10 calendar days of receipt of the objections. The party must serve the response on the non-party and all other parties and file proof of service with the Director pursuant to Rule 12300(c)(5). The Director will send, at the same time, objections and responses to the panel after the reply date has elapsed, unless otherwise directed by the panel. After considering all objections, the arbitrator responsible for issuing the order shall rule promptly on the objections.
(f) Any party that receives documents in response to an order served on a non-party shall serve notice on all other parties within five days of receipt of the documents. Thereafter, any party may request copies of such documents and, if such a request is made, the documents must be provided within 10 calendar days following receipt of the request by serving them by first-class mail, overnight mail service, overnight delivery service, hand delivery, email or facsimile. Parties must not file the documents with the Director.
(g) Unless the panel directs otherwise, the party requesting the appearance of witnesses by, or the production of documents from, non-parties under this rule shall pay the reasonable costs of the appearance and/or production.
|Amended by SR-FINRA-2019-004 eff July 1, 2019.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2016-029 eff. April 3, 2017.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2012-041 eff. Feb 18, 2013.
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, 13-04, 17-03, 19-20.
- Regulatory Notice 19-20May 30, 2019
- Regulatory Notice 10-40September 14, 2010