FINRA Discipline: FINRA Rule 9214

Posted on December 8th, 2016 at 9:00 AM
FINRA Discipline: FINRA Rule 9214

From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:

This is the fourth of a series of posts to discuss the rules associated with the FINRA disciplinary process. FINRA Rule 9214 gives authority to the chief hearing officer to order the consolidation of two or more disciplinary proceedings under circumstances where such consolidation would further the efficiency of the disciplinary process and where the subject complaints involve common questions of law or fact.

In addition, FINRA Rule 9214 also gives an individual party the opportunity to file a motion to consolidate two or more disciplinary proceedings for the same reasons stated above.

Moreover, the chief hearing officer and the parties involved have the option to file a motion to sever a disciplinary proceeding if the same or similar evidence reasonably would be expected to be offered at each of the possible hearings, the severance would conserve time and resources and one of the parties would suffer unfair prejudice if the severance is not ordered. Similar to the motion to consolidate, the chief hearing officer or the parties must file a motion for severance in order to initiate the process. 

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