Representative Case Results
Proven Investment Fraud Attorneys
Since Meyer Wilson was first founded in 1999, our team of securities fraud lawyers has managed to consistently resolve our clients' cases and recover their losses. Our abilities as attorneys and our passionate commitment to clients' needs are evident in every successful resolution we've obtained, and we are intent on building upon our record of success.
Disclaimer: Results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each client's case and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client's case.
Retirees Recover in Excess of $10,000,000 of Retirement Losses
Meyer Wilson represented more than 75 Midwest retirees against their brokerage firm who lost a substantial portion of the retirees' life savings. The clients collectively received more than $10,000,000 in a settlement.
$6,500,000 Recovered for a Large Group of Individual Investors
Recovery against a major national brokerage firm for a group of over 100 individual investors throughout the country in FINRA arbitrations alleging losses stemming from mortgage backed securities.
$5,000,000 Recovered for Group of Midwest Clients
Meyer Wilson represented more than 50 families in the Midwest who suffered dramatic losses in their investment accounts and recovered in excess of $5,000,000 from the brokerage firm in a settlement prior to the FINRA arbitration hearings.
Meyer Wilson Recovers More than $3,800,000 for Elderly Victim in Ponzi Scheme Case
Meyer Wilson recovered more than $3,800,000 for an elderly victim of a Ponzi scheme in case involving claims that the financial institution ignored many red flags.
$3,200,000 of Losses Recovered by Meyer Wilson for More Than 50 Families of Ponzi Scheme in California
Victims of a large-scale Ponzi Scheme in Northern California recovered $3,200,000 of their investment losses through a settlement of several FINRA arbitration cases pursued by Meyer Wilson. The case was filed against the brokerage firm that was responsible for supervising the broker who committed the fraud.
$3,100,000 Recovered for 35 Families in Northeast Ohio
Meyer Wilson represented this group of individuals from Northeast Ohio against a national brokerage involving losses suffered in "promissory notes" sold by a broker registered with the brokerage firm.
Twenty Retirees Recover $3,000,000 in Losses
Meyer Wilson represented 20 Midwest families who lost more than 90% of their investments and recovered $3,000,000 from the brokerage firm responsible.
Retired Physician Recovers $2,500,000 Against Major Wall Street Firm Prior to Filing FINRA Arbitration
Meyer Wilson was successful in negotiating a investment fraud recovery of $2,500,000 for a retired physician after his financial advisor falsified documents and traded in the investment accounts without authorization. The settlement obtained by Meyer Wilson against the brokerage firm represented an amount in excess of the client's actual investment losses and the case was resolved on a "pre-filing" basis, meaning the settlement was reached before filing a FINRA arbitration.
Nine Families in Florida Recover $1,800,000
Nine families in Florida hired Meyer & Associates to pursue losses against a large brokerage firm involving unlicensed securities sold by a registered stockbroker.
Retired Widow Recovers $530,000 of Life Savings after Unapproved Securities Sales
A 78-year-old retired woman recovered $530,000 of her lost retirement money after the securities fraud attorneys at Meyer Wilson filed claims against two independent broker-dealers who sold the unapproved securities.
68-year-old Retired Physician Recovers $500,000 Against Brokerage Firm in Ponzi Scheme
After suffering devastating investment losses in a Ponzi scheme, the California retiree hired Meyer Wilson to pursue claims against the brokerage firm that was responsible for supervision its financial advisor who ran the scheme. Meyer Wilson negotiated a settlement for the investor in the amount of $500,000.
Meyer Wilson Recovers $425,000 on Behalf of Michigan Ponzi Scheme Victims
Meyer Wilson negotiated settlements on behalf of two separate clients who were victimized by a Ponzi scheme perpetuated by their former stockbroker. The scheme involved the sale of sham investments and the improper wiring of money from the customers' brokerage accounts directly to outside bank accounts owned and controlled by the stockbroker. Meyer Wilson asserted that the brokerage form ignored obvious red flags and failed to properly supervise the activities of its licensed salesperson.
More than $425,000 of Ponzi Scheme Losses Recovered by Meyer Wilson Against Brokerage Firms
Meyer Wilson represented a group of individuals who were victims of a Ponzi scheme operated by a financial advisor in Ohio. The scheme went on for several years and the broker was affiliated with two different brokerage firms during that time. Meyer Wilson filed a FINRA arbitration case against the two firms on behalf of the group of victims and obtained a settlement for the group.
Ohio Retiree Recovers Settlement of $325,000
Meyer Wilson investment fraud attorneys represented a 93-year-old man against a national full-service brokerage firm and received a $325,000 settlement over broker misconduct in overconcentration and unsuitable investments, including leveraged ETFs.
Meyer Wilson Recovers $265,000 in Losses for NY Real Estate Investor Caused by Lack of Due Diligence
$265,000 lost in a tenancy-in-common (TIC) investment was recovered by the Meyer Wilson investment fraud attorneys for a New York real estate investor. The claims were filed by Meyer Wilson against two independent broker-dealers relating to failure to perform adequate due diligence on the real estate investment prior to recommending it to the client.
$245,000 Recovered for 89-year-old Woman
An 89-year-old woman recovered nearly a quarter million of lost retirement money after Meyer Wilson filed a claim on her behalf against her brokerage firm. The firm's registered representative fraudulently sold her a whole life insurance policy as part of an overall investment scheme that caused her significant losses and was wholly unsuitable. The money recovered was a significant portion of the investments she made into the insurance policy. The attorneys at Meyer Wilson were able to successfully defeat the brokerage firm's motion to dismiss, which argued that claims were not appropriate since the life insurance policy was not a security. The arbitration panel agreed with Meyer Wilson, which argued that the life insurance policy was part of an overall investment strategy recommended to the claimant by her financial adviser.
Ponzi Scheme Losses Returned to California Victims
Meyer Wilson represented a group of individuals who were victims of a Ponzi scheme operated by a financial adviser in California. The broker was affiliated with a large independent broker-dealer during the time he sold numerous fraudulent promissory notes to investors. Meyer Wilson filed a FINRA arbitration case against the firm on behalf of the group of victims and recovered a settlement of $225,000 for the group.
Large Independent Brokerage Firm Pays $225,000 Settlement Relating to Improper TIC Sales
A large independent broker-dealer entered into a settlement with Meyer Wilson clients relating to the improper sale tenants-in-common interests, or TICs, to three California customers. A TIC is an undivided interest in real property. Many brokerage firms sell TICs to their customers as a way to purportedly invest in commercial real estate ventures like shopping malls. Meyer Wilson's claims focused on the brokerage firm's failure to conduct proper due diligence and misrepresentations made by the brokerage firm's registered representatives downplaying the substantial risks that TICs involve.
Retired Connecticut Executive Recovers $210,000 in Lost Investments
The Meyer Wilson investment fraud attorneys recovered $210,000 for a retired 95-year-old Connecticut man who lost money due to investments in an unregistered private investment pool managed by a brokerage firm’s registered representatives.
Retired Cincinnati Couple Recovers $180,000 in Churning Case
Meyer Wilson successfully settled claims on behalf of a husband and wife who were the victims of a long-time churning scheme perpetuated by their stockbroker involving unit investment trusts (UITs). UITs are similar to mutual funds and intended to be long-term investments, but the broker in this case frequently purchased and held UITs in the customers' accounts customers for only a few months at a time before selling and purchasing different UITs, generating a commission on each purchase and sale. The final settlement negotiated by Meyer Wilson represented a substantial portion of the clients' overall losses.
Meyer Wilson Wins FINRA Arbitration - Brokerage Firm Hilliard Lyons Ordered to Pay $180,000
A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration panel unanimously ordered brokerage firm Hilliard Lyons to pay damages, attorneys' fees and costs of more than $180,000 to a client represented by Meyer Wilson. The brokerage firm filed an appeal in federal district court and the appealed was denied in its entirety. The federal judge affirmed and upheld the entire arbitration award in favor of Meyer Wilson's client.
Health Professional Recovers $149,900 Against Large Independent Brokerage Firm
The Meyer Wilson investment fraud attorneys represented an Ohio based health professional against an independent broker-dealer for churning, unauthorized trading, improper use of margin, and unsuitable investments, including leveraged ETFs.
The client received a $149,900 settlement.
Brokerage Firm and Control Person Settle Claims Relating to Improper Sales of Private Placements
A brokerage firm and one of its control persons entered into a substantial settlement involving the improper sale of highly speculative private placements to a 65-year old brokerage customer from Texas. Despite the customer's age and financial situation, the brokerage firm recommended and facilitated the customer investing a substantial portion of his life savings into eight different, highly risky, completely illiquid private placements. Each private placement ultimately failed and suffered substantial losses. In addition to being unsuitable for this particular customer, Meyer Wilson also argued that documents produced by the brokerage firm during the arbitration proved that the brokerage firm and the control person responsible for performing due diligence failed to conduct any meaningful analysis and investigation of the private placements before allowing them to be sold to the brokerage firm's customers.
Stock Option Losses Recovered
Meyer Wilson was successful in recovering $130,000 for a couple after their financial adviser invested them almost exclusively in options. Their entire life savings was decimated after the adviser recommended and sold highly risky options to the retirees who were living on a fixed income.
FINRA Arbitration Panel Awards Family of Elderly Woman 100% of Losses
Meyer Wilsons' clients were awarded their entire losses by a FINRA Arbitration Panel in Columbus, Ohio. The Panel awarded $109,844 against the brokerage firm and assessed all hearing fees in the amount $9,000 against the firm.