According to a recent Reuters.com article, July 2, 2012 will be the launch date for a new FINRA program that will allow more flexibility in large arbitration cases. The new program will be for claims $10 million dollars or more and allow them to shape their cases and bypass some of the FINRA arbitration rules, the article explains.
While the majority of FINRA arbitrations are not dealing with disputes at the $10 million dollar mark, those roughly 6,500 cases are very time consuming and expensive going through the traditional FINRA process. If the program is a success, FINRA plans on asking the SEC to formalize it.
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