Meyer Wilson

Recovering Losses Caused By Investment Misconduct

Recent Posts in Investor Legislation Category

The Senate voted 51-50 on Tuesday, October 24 to repeal a rule put in place by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that banned mandatory arbitration clauses in certain financial contracts. ... Continue reading "Congress Votes in the Middle of the Night to Give Big Banks Immunity from Lawsuits" »
Introduced in the past week in both the U.S. House and Senate is proposed legislation that could help victims of Ponzi scheme investment fraud to recover more of their cash losses. Titled the ... Continue reading "Proposed Law Could Mean Greater Recovery for Ponzi Scheme Victims" »
A federal judge recently ruled that Regions Bank may be held responsible for violating Florida securities law. Back in 2009, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) originally brought charges ... Continue reading "Florida Bank May Be Held Liable Under State Securities Law" »
Crowdfunding May Lead to Online “Boiler Rooms,” Warns Investment Fraud Attorney There’s been a lot of noise in the news lately about “crowdfunding,” a financing practice ... Continue reading "Attorney Warns of Crowdfunding Fraud From Online Boiler Rooms" »
John Bravata, the chairman of BBC Equities, LLC, was arrested in New York City on May 5 th as he exited a plane returning from Italy. Bravata now faces criminal charges for a Michigan investment scam ... Continue reading ""Billionaire Boys Club" Member Arrested for MI Ponzi Scheme after Fleeing to Italy" »
According to an academic study published this year, stocks held by members of the U.S. House out-earn the market by an average 6 percent annually. That's either really lucky or really unfair. In a ... Continue reading "Want Great Returns? Win a Seat in Congress." »
Last year, a survey released by the Investor Protection Trust indicated that at least 20 percent of Americans over the age of 65 had been the victim of financial abuse and/or financial fraud. In an ... Continue reading "Congress Works to Prevent Elder Financial Fraud" »
In January, the SEC submitted a recommendation to Congress to adopt a "universal fiduciary duty " that would include any financial professional that provides personalized investment advice ... Continue reading "Is Your Adviser a "Registered Investment Adviser" or a "Broker-Dealer"? (The Answer Matters)" »
A stronger, better regulatory system for financial advisors was one of the items for improvement listed in the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law. The law instructed the SEC to study the situation ... Continue reading "SEC Makes Recommendations on How to Improve Advisor Oversight" »
An important issue confronting Congress in the debate over Wall Street reform is the use of mandatory pre-dispute arbitration provisions in account opening forms between consumers and their ... Continue reading "Could Wall Street Reform Spell End of Mandatory Pre-Dispute Arbitration Clauses in Securities Disputes?" »

Specter Bill Awaits Mark-Up

On September 17th of last year, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommittee on Crime and drugs held a hearing on the "Liability for Aiding and Abetting Securities Violations Act ... Continue reading "Specter Bill Awaits Mark-Up" »

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