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Recovering Losses Caused By Investment Misconduct

Blog Posts in November, 2014

Brokerage firms cannot include a confidentiality provision in a settlement agreement with a customer that restricts or prohibits communication with the Securities and Exchange Commission ... Continue reading "The Use of Confidentiality Provisions in Settlement Agreements" »
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently affirmed a trial court's order denying an investors' rights group's Freedom of Information Act request for certain ... Continue reading "Major Blow to Transparency Efforts of SEC Oversight of FINRA Arbitration" »
Your brokerage firm mishandled your investment account. You hire a lawyer, who works for the next year to get you an arbitration decision awarding you the damages caused by the brokerage firm's ... Continue reading "Unpaid Judgments and Investor Protection - The Brokerage Insurance Problem" »
A Los Angeles area pastor was sentenced to a term of 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $7 million from 82 people. Luis Alonso Serna is a former pastor of Zion Living Word ... Continue reading "Ponzi Scheme Pastor Gets 10 Years in Prison" »
By Chad M. Kohler Brokerage firms are required to monitor investment accounts to help protect customers against harmful activity such as unsuitable trading, churning, and over-concentrated positions. ... Continue reading "Beware of "Happiness Letters" From Your Brokerage Firm" »
Laurie Schneider admitted earlier this year to stealing approximately $6.9 million from about 30 investors by way of a real estate Ponzi scheme. Schneider was sentenced last Friday in Central Islip ... Continue reading "New York Woman Admits to Stealing Nearly $7 Million Through Ponzi Scheme" »
Another multi-million dollar Ponzi Scheme in Ohio in 2014? It's hard to believe but it is true. Our law firm started receiving calls from victims of Ohio's latest Ponzi scheme several months ... Continue reading "$50 Million Ponzi Scheme in Southwest Ohio" »
According to the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), the number of enforcement actions against unlicensed brokers rose 34% from 2012 to 2013. Many industry experts posit that ... Continue reading "Unregistered Broker Fraud May Be On the Rise, Reports USA Today" »

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