What Happens After Winning My Arbitration Case?

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  • Jury Verdict Won Against Prudential Securities $262 Million
  • Recovered for 100-Year Old Widow $30 Million
  • Recovered in Retirement Losses $10 Million
  • Recovered for a Large Group of Individual Investors $6.5 Million
  • Recovered for Elderly Victim in Ponzi Scheme Case $3.8 Million
  • Recovered for Elderly Ponzi Scheme Victim $3.2 Million
  • Recovered for More Than 50 Families of Ponzi Scheme in California $3.2 Million
  • Recovered for 35 Families in Northeast Ohio $3.1 Million
  • Losses Recovered for 20 Retirees $3 Million
  • Recovered for Retired Physician Against Major Wall Street Firm Prior to Filing FINRA Arbitration $2.5 Million
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I Won My FINRA Arbitration Case Against My Prior Stockbroker. Now What?

At Meyer Wilson, our attorneys represent individuals who have claims against their stockbroker and brokerage firm for misconduct involving investments. Virtually all investor claims against stockbrokers and financial advisors are pursued through mandatory arbitration administered through the Financial Industry Regulatory Association, known as FINRA.

Our website and videos provide information about different types of investor claims, our case selection criteria and the FINRA arbitration process as a whole. Although many cases are settled prior to a final hearing, you might be wondering what happens at the end of the process if there is a final hearing. If your case proceeds all the way through a final FINRA arbitration hearing, what happens next?

When You Win Your Finra Arbitration Case

If the FINRA arbitration panel rules in your favor, you will receive what is referred to as an “Arbitration Award.” Once an award is issued, the award must be paid by the responsible party within 30 days of the issue date of the award.

FINRA coordinates with its dispute resolution and enforcement programs by verifying whether a firm or broker has paid an award on time. If the respondent has not paid, FINRA initiates suspension proceedings. If the respondent doesn’t pay the award, they will not be able to continue operating as a broker or brokerage firm.

FINRA arbitration awards are final and are not subject to review or appeal, unless the broker or firm has timely filed a motion to vacate or modify the arbitration award under the applicable law in whatever forum has jurisdiction over the dispute. Although the standards differ slightly across the country, it is well-established that FINRA arbitration awards will only be vacated or modified in rare circumstances, such as if the award was procured by fraud or other serious arbitrator misconduct. In some instances, even if the arbitrators disregard the law or rules of evidence that is not sufficient ground for disturbing the arbitration award.

The laws regarding arbitration awards differ among jurisdictions, so it’s important to be aware of what law controls in your situation. But one of the benefits of the FINRA arbitration process is that typically, if the case is decided in favor of the claimant, the claimant receives payment in accordance with the issued award very quickly.

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Meyer Wilson has represented over 1,000 individual investors in high-stakes claims across the country, and has recovered over $350 million on their behalves. See what former clients have to say about our team.

  • “I primarily worked with Courtney Werning throughout the process and she was informative and knowledgeable. I trusted and fully recommend Courtney and her team.”

    - S.R.
  • “The communication throughout the process was on par - and they took the time to indulge me with the various questions and opinions.”

    - R.G.
  • “What I truly appreciated was getting a great result for my Mom with limited involvement/stress on her.”

    - S.W.
  • “We went to arbitration with the other respondent and I got to see firsthand the level of professionalism and expertise the Meyer Wilson firm can deliver.”

    - D.V.
  • “Chad would take the time to call and talk with me. His explanations were always clear and concise. I also appreciate all the effort put into the details and statistics required to argue this case.”

    - P.N.
  • “Meyer Wilson was able to produce the results that we felt were obvious and warranted while several other firms and even state offices simply had trouble understanding let alone moving the case forward.”

    - B.K.
  • “My overall experience was positive and I would encourage anyone who even thinks they have been a victim of stockbroker misconduct to call David.”

    - S.T.
  • “Meyer Wilson represented me in a suit brought last year against my brokerage firm, securing a very fair and equitable settlement for me.”

    - R.G., M.D.
  • “Right from the start, you had the passion and desire to win this case for us. I have never worked with an attorney or firm as compassionate as yours. I would highly recommend your firm to anyone.”

    - G.A.
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