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13000. CODE OF ARBITRATION PROCEDURE FOR INDUSTRY DISPUTES
PART VIII SIMPLIFIED ARBITRATION; DEFAULT PROCEEDINGS; STATUTORY EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS; AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF
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13901. Member Surcharge
(a) A surcharge in the amount indicated in the schedule below will be assessed against each member that:
• Files a claim, counterclaim, cross claim, or third party claim under the Code;
• Is named as a respondent in a claim, counterclaim, cross claim, or third party claim filed and served under the Code; or
• Employed, at the time the dispute arose, an associated person who is named as a respondent in a claim, counterclaim, cross claim, or third party claim filed and served under the Code.
Amount in Dispute
(exclusive of interest
|Up to $2,500||$150|
(b) If the claim does not request or specify money damages, the Director may determine that the member surcharge should be more or less than the amount specified in the schedule above, but in any event the amount of the member surcharge may not be less than $150 or more than $3,750.
(c) If the claim is filed by the member, the surcharge is due when the claim is filed. If the claim is filed against the member, or against an associated person employed by the member at the time of the events giving rise to the dispute, the surcharge is due when the claim is served in accordance with Rule 13300.
(d) No member shall be assessed more than a single surcharge in any arbitration. The panel may not reallocate a surcharge paid by a member to any other party.
(e) The Director may also refund or waive the member surcharge in extraordinary circumstances.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2008-021 eff. Dec. 15, 2008.
Adopted by SR-NASD-2004-011 eff. April 16, 2007.
Selected Notice: 07-07, 08-57.