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12000. CODE OF ARBITRATION PROCEDURE FOR CUSTOMER DISPUTES
PART III INITIATING AND RESPONDING TO CLAIMS
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12310. Answering Amended Claims
(a) If a claim is amended before it has been answered, the respondent's original time to answer is extended by 20 days.
(b) If a claim is amended after it has been answered, but before a panel has been appointed, the respondent has 20 days from the time the amended claim is served to serve an amended answer.
(c) If a claim is amended after a panel has been appointed, the respondent has 20 days from the time the respondent receives notice that the panel has granted the motion to amend the claim to serve an amended answer.
(d) The amended answer must be directly served on each other party. At the same time, the amended answer must also be filed with the Director, with additional copies for each arbitrator.
(e) If the amended claim adds a new party to the arbitration, the new party's answer is governed by Rule 12306.
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.