14104. Mediation under the Code
(a) Mediation under the Code is voluntary, and requires the written agreement of all parties. No party may be compelled to participate in a mediation or to settle a matter by FINRA, or by any mediator appointed to mediate a matter pursuant to the Code.
(b) If all parties agree, any matter that is eligible for arbitration under the Customer Code or Industry Code, or any part of any such matter, or any dispute related to such matter, including procedural issues, may be submitted for mediation under the Code.
(c) A matter is submitted to mediation when the Director receives an executed Submission Agreement from each party.
(d) The Director shall have the sole authority to determine if a matter is eligible to be submitted for mediation.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2008-021 eff. Dec. 15, 2008.
Renumbered from Rule 10405 and amended by SR-NASD-2007-022 eff. April 16, 2007.
Adopted by SR-NASD-2004-013 eff. Jan. 30, 2006.
Selected Notices: 05-85, 08-57.