FINRA Extends General Postponement of In-Person Arbitration and Mediation Hearings, Provides Stats on Use of Remote Hearings

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FINRA has extended the postponement of all in-person arbitration and mediation hearings scheduled through January 1, 2021. However, if all parties and arbitrators agree to proceed in-person based on their own assessment of public health conditions, and applicable state and local orders allow, a case may proceed with an in-person hearing provided that the participants comply with state and local orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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