FINRA Fines Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC $5,000,000 for Supervisory Failures Related to Sales of Shares in 83 Initial Public Offerings to Retail Customers

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Morgan Stanley settled with FINRA and neither admitted nor denied the charges, but consented to the entry of FINRA’s findings that Morgan Stanley had supervisory failures concerning the solicitations of 83 Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) of stock, including Facebook and Yelp,¬†from February 16, 2012, to May 1, 2013. http://www.finra.org/Newsroom/NewsReleases/2014/P498150 For a free case evaluation or… Read more »

FINRA Watchdog on Private Placements

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FINRA will be watching sales of private placements by broker-dealers more carefully, all in the pursuit of customer protection. http://bit.ly/QBGM2G   For a free case evaluation or to discuss any other investment losses, please contact the Securities Law Firm of Menzer & Hill, P.A., at 888-923-9223, or visit us on the web at www.suemyadvisor.com.

Securities Arbitration Award – Options Trading

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In a recent FINRA Securities Arbitration case, against Black Diamond Securities, et al, Arbitration Panel awards the customers more than $3 Million in damages, including attorney fees, costs and interest for breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, and misrepresentation involving options trades in customer accounts. For a free case evaluation or to discuss any other… Read more »