FINRA Sets Proposal to Temper Expungement in Motion

Posted on September 25th, 2015 at 2:06 PM
FINRA Sets Proposal to Temper Expungement in Motion

From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:

FINRA voted to move ahead with new regulatory initiatives for broker-dealers. One of which would amend codes of arbitration with the goal of making it tougher for brokers to erase black marks from their public record.

The arbitration panel would instate several requirements such as receiving a copy of the BrokerCheck report when deciding expungement, as well as providing more detailed reports of the rationale for granting expungement in arbitration awards.

The new regulations from FINRA come after a series of developments that started to roll out in October 2013. It was during this year that expungement requests were granted in as many as 90% of cases resolved by settlement.

In an effort to reduce these numbers, the SEC signed off on a new rule that prevented firms from including an agreement where the claimant would not oppose expunging a part of the settlement.

The attorneys of Eccleston Law LLC represent investors and advisers nationwide in securities and employment matters. Our attorneys draw on a combined experience of nearly 65 years in delivering the highest quality legal services.

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