ALBANY—On Tuesday, the New York State Court of Appeals heard the appeal of Chaskie Rosenberg, a registered rep who was fired in 2003 by Metropolitan Life Insurance. The court’s decision could have a major impact on New York laws about what brokerage firms can and cannot put on the U5 forms they file with the NASD when an employee leaves a firm. Initial questions from the judges suggest they may side with reps, some of whom have been fighting back against what they say are false allegations of misconduct on these U5 forms.
The Securities and Exchange Commission on Jan. 24 approved a new code of procedures that govern arbitrations at the NASD Dispute Resolution. The changes were a long time coming: Some of them have been sitting at the SEC since 2003.
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