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By Kenneth DiGia and Lauri F. Rasnick FINRA just issued a reminder regarding its views on confidentiality provisions and confidentiality stipulations. Settlement Agreements In Regulatory Notice 14-40, FINRA follows up on its prior Notice to Members 04-44, in which it had cautioned firms about the use of certain provisions in settlement agreements that impede, or have the potential to impede, FINRA investigations and the enforcement of FINRA actions.  Specifically, FINRA had addressed settlement…