Securities fraud case studies
Securities attorneys Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas LTD LLP, have assisted thousand of investors to protect their legal rights in cases of stockbroker fraud and other broker misconduct. We have helped recover millions of dollars of our clients’ hard-earned money from stockbrokers and brokerage firms. Results in individual cases vary, of course, depending upon the unique facts and circumstances of each case.
Unfortunately, we are unable to disclose details of most of the cases with which we help clients. The majority of securities fraud cases do not go to trial, or even to FINRA arbitration. In most cases, the brokerage firm agrees to a settlement. To protect themselves from negative publicity and future lawsuits, brokerage firms usually insist on a non-disclosure clause as part of the settlement. This means that none of the parties involved can give out details of the case. It also means that, of the many clients we have helped, we can talk about very few of them.Case Study: Unsuitable AnnuitiesOne case we can discuss involved stockbroker misconduct in the sale of unsuitable annuities. A 70 year old retired worker, who had little experience in investing, needed professional assistance to invest his life savings to support himself in his retirement. His broker recommended and sold him annuities, which are considered to be a high-risk investment, and which the NASD arbitrators ruled were clearly inappropriate for him. Learn how we helped deliver very favorable results for him in NASD arbitration.