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Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Covers investment scams, broker fraud and broker negligence. By Rex Securities Law.

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
Rank this Week: 124

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Feb 21

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Sara Almousa, Comment, Friends with Benefits? Clarifying the Role Relationships Play in Satisfying the Personal Benefit Requirement under…
  • Feb 6

    Reminder: National Business Law Scholars Conference Paper Submissions Due February 17

    Reminder: National Business Law Scholars Conference Paper Submissions Due February 17
    National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) Thursday & Friday, June 8-9, 2017 Call for Papers The National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) will be held on Thursday and Friday, June 8-9, 2017, at the University of Utah S.J.…
  • Feb 6

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: S. Burcu Avci, Cindy A. Schipani & H. Nejat Seyhun, Manipulative Games of Gifts by Corporate Executives, 18 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 1131…
Rank this Week: 266

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

Looks at white collar, congressional, SEC, energy enforcement and other government inquiries. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Feb 21

    D.C. Circuit Grants Rehearing in PHH Case

    D.C. Circuit Grants Rehearing in PHH Case
    On Thursday, February 16, 2017, the D.C. Circuit granted the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) petition for rehearing en banc in PHH Corporation v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  The Order marks the latest twist…
  • Feb 13

    Pending Senate Bill Would Restructure CFPB Leadership

    Pending Senate Bill Would Restructure CFPB Leadership
    On January 11, 2017, a trio of Republican Senators introduced a bill that would change the leadership structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) from a single director to a five-member bipartisan “Board…
  • Feb 8

    Will Cryptocurrency Abuse be an Enforcement Focus for the IRS this Tax Season?

    Will Cryptocurrency Abuse be an Enforcement Focus for the IRS this Tax Season?
    Tax filing season began January 23rd, and with its arrival the IRS began rolling out its annual list of the so-called “Dirty Dozen.” The Dirty Dozen list is an educational effort to inform the public about scams, but it also…
Rank this Week: 151

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    Broker Investigation: Customer Complaints Against Scott Palmer

    Broker Investigation: Customer Complaints Against Scott Palmer
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Scott Palmer (Palmer). According to BrokerCheck records, Palmer is subject to at least five…
  • Feb 13

    Advisor Robert Estevez Subject to Multiple Regulatory Action

    Advisor Robert Estevez Subject to Multiple Regulatory Action
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) against broker Robert Estevez (Estevez). According to BrokerCheck records there are at least 9…
  • Feb 10

    Michael Spears Subject to Claims Over Non-Traded REIT

    Michael Spears Subject to Claims Over Non-Traded REIT
    Our investment attorneys are investigating customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against Michael Spears (Spears) currently associated with IMS Securities, Inc. alleging negligence, failure to…
Rank this Week: 228

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

Offers investigative reporting aimed at exposing securities fraud. By Chris Carey.

http://sharesleuth.com/
Rank this Week: 187

Securities Attorney Law Blog

Securities Attorney Law Blog

Reviews Federal Securities Fraud Litigation, Arbitration, Whistleblower Claims & Derivative Lawsuits. By Jay Eng.

http://securitiesattorneys.us/
Rank this Week: 262

Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

Covers securities enforcement, securities law and going public matters. By Hamilton & Associates.

https://www.securitieslawyer101.com/blog/
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
    Going Public Lawyer  Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes…
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
      Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and…
  • Jan 23

    SEC Final Judgment Entered Against Graduate Leverage

    SEC Final Judgment Entered Against Graduate Leverage
    Going Public LawyerOn December 23, 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts entered final judgments against Graduate Leverage, LLC, GL Capital Partners, LLC, GL Investment Services, LLC, Taft Financial…
Rank this Week: 2613

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Feb 27

    New FINRA Rule Protecting Seniors from Financial Abuse

    New FINRA Rule Protecting Seniors from Financial Abuse
    SEC approves new FINRA rule designed to protect seniors from financial exploitation. Will firms follow through? The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved a new FINRA rule to protect seniors and other specified…
  • Feb 27

    Austin W. Morton Recovery of Investment Losse

    Austin W. Morton Recovery of Investment Losse
    Concerned about investment losses with Austin W. Morton? According to The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, financial advisor Austin W. Morton has been charged with stealing $36,000 from an 83-year-old man with dementia. Morton,…
  • Feb 23

    Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments Fined $3.4 Million

    Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments Fined $3.4 Million
    Financial Advisor Gopi Vungarala sells $190 million in non-traded REITs and BDCs to Native American Tribe According to FINRA, Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments will pay close to $3.4 million in restitution to a Native American tribe. The…
Rank this Week: 2919

SEC Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

SEC Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

Covers securities law. By Silver Law Group & The Law Firm of David R. Chase, P.A.

http://www.secwhistleblowerlawyers.net/
  • Feb 27

    SEC Awards $7 million to Whistleblower

    SEC Awards $7 million to Whistleblower
    The SEC announced an award of over $7 million split among three (3) whistleblower who helped the SEC litigate an investment scheme. The SEC began their investigation when one of the whistleblowers provided a tip to the SEC.  The initial…
  • Feb 17

    How the Investment Management Firm BlackRock Undermined Whistleblower Incentive

    How the Investment Management Firm BlackRock Undermined Whistleblower Incentive
    Firm managing $5.1 trillion is forced to change improper employee whistleblower policy Until recently, the world’s largest investment management firm forced ex-employees to sign away their rights to potential whistleblower awards in…
  • Jan 23

    SEC Awards $5.5 Million to Whistleblower

    SEC Awards $5.5 Million to Whistleblower
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced an award of more than $5.5 million to a whistleblower who provided pertinent information that helped the SEC uncover an ongoing scheme on January 6, 2017. According to…
Rank this Week: 1835

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

http://www.securitieslawattorneys.net/
  • Feb 27

    James Negrelli Allegedly Over-Concentrated a Customers Account

    James Negrelli Allegedly Over-Concentrated a Customers Account
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on February 22, 2017 indicate that Ohio-based UBS Financial Services broker/adviser James Negrelli has been named in a pending customer dispute. Fitapelli Kurta…
  • Feb 27

    Jerrod Angel Received One Customer Complaint

    Jerrod Angel Received One Customer Complaint
    Publicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on February 22, 2017 indicate that Florida-based Waddell & Reed broker/adviser broker/adviser Jerrod Angel has been the subject of a customer…
  • Feb 27

    Mark Beesley: Discharged From LPL Financial

    Mark Beesley: Discharged From LPL Financial
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on February 22, 2017 indicate that former Illinois-based LPL Financial broker/adviser Mark Beesley has been discharged from his former employer in…
Rank this Week: 1936

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • Feb 27

    FCA publishes eighth Data Bulletin

    FCA publishes eighth Data Bulletin
    The FCA has published its latest Data Bulletin. The Data Bulletin is the main channel for the FCA’s publication and analysis of data stories, released around once a quarter. In this issue of the Data Bulletin the FCA focuses on insights…
  • Feb 27

    Review of FCA and PRA MoU regarding the supervision of market infrastructure

    Review of FCA and PRA MoU regarding the supervision of market infrastructure
    In line with the Financial Services Act 2012, the FCA and the Bank of England have reviewed the operation of their Memorandum of Understanding that sets out how they should co-operate with one another in relation to the supervision of markets…
  • Feb 27

    FCA and OSC sign co-operation agreement to support innovative businesse

    FCA and OSC sign co-operation agreement to support innovative businesse
    The FCA and Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) have signed a co-operation agreement that allows the authorities to refer to one another innovative businesses seeking to enter the other’s market. The agreement follows the creation of…
Rank this Week: 1707

Investment Fraud Information

Investment Fraud Information

By Andrew Stoltmann.

http://www.investmentfraudtimes.com/securities-fraud-attorneys/
  • Feb 27

    Shawn MacDonell; Hantz Financial Services, Taylor, Michigan; 48180

    Shawn MacDonell; Hantz Financial Services, Taylor, Michigan; 48180
    Stoltmann Law Offices is investigating Shawn MacDonell, a registered broker with Hantz Financial Services in Taylor, Michigan. He is accused of making unsuitable, commission-driven and fraudulent investments in variable annuity and real…
  • Feb 27

    Charlie Yeung; Citigroup Global Markets; Flushing, New York; 11355

    Charlie Yeung; Citigroup Global Markets; Flushing, New York; 11355
    Charlie Yeung, a broker with Citigroup Global Markets in Flushing, New York has been accused of breaching fiduciary duty, over-concentrating investments, making unsuitable recommendations, breaching contract, failing to supervise and leading…
  • Feb 24

    Update For Investors: Thomas Vilord; Summit Brokerage Services; Turnersville, New Jersey; 08012

    Update For Investors: Thomas Vilord; Summit Brokerage Services; Turnersville, New Jersey; 08012
    According to a recent Disciplinary Report by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Thomas Vilord, a former Summit Brokerage Services broker was barred from the industry. Vilord allegedly participated in undisclosed private…
Rank this Week: 1946

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Covers securities industry compliance and enforcement issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://securitiescompliancesentinel.foxrothschild.com
  • Feb 27

    Here Come the States… In the Trump Era, the States May Be the New Top Securities Cop

    Here Come the States… In the Trump Era, the States May Be the New Top Securities Cop
    There is an old saying: “the more things change, the more they stay the same.”  It seems every few years (usually, the result of a political shift) we see the states become more involved in securities enforcement.  Our…
  • Feb 27

    What Do The SEC and Robo-Advisors Have In Common

    What Do The SEC and Robo-Advisors Have In Common
    The SEC recently issued regulatory guidance for robo-advisors. This guidance focuses on what robo-advisors must do to meet their disclosure obligations. Among other things, the SEC has recommended robust disclosures in the following areas:…
  • Feb 15

    Ed Raleigh Publishes Mail and Wire Fraud Article

    Ed Raleigh Publishes Mail and Wire Fraud Article
    Our colleague Ed Raleigh in our DC office has published an insightful article on Mail and Wire Fraud in the ABA’s Criminal Justice Magazine.  We invite you to read it.  Continue Reading…
Rank this Week: 3822

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Feb 27

    A Summer Visit to Sydney

    A Summer Visit to Sydney
    The D&O Diary’s Asia Pacific mission continued at the end of last week with a stop in Sydney, for the meetings that were the primary reason for my Asia Pacific trip.  I have been to Sydney several now, but the city has lost…
  • Feb 26

    Canadian Securities Class Action Litigation: On the Rebound?

    Canadian Securities Class Action Litigation: On the Rebound?
    As I have previously detailed (here), 2016 was a record year for securities class action litigation in the U.S. The number of class action lawsuits filed in Canada more than doubled in 2016 compared to the year before, but the filing pace…
  • Feb 23

    Tasmania, Baby. (Seriously. Tasmania.)

    Tasmania, Baby. (Seriously. Tasmania.)
    Tasmania. Ten thousand miles away and about as far away from home as you can get. Tasmania — an island state off the southeastern coast of Australia and about an hour’s plane flight from Melbourne. Its capital city, Hobart, is…
Rank this Week: 979

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    SEC issues statement on relief from pre-Dodd-Frank collateral bar

    SEC issues statement on relief from pre-Dodd-Frank collateral bar
    By Rodney F. Tonkovic, J.D.The SEC has issued a statement on a recent D.C. Circuit decision halting the imposition of collateral bars for conduct occurring before the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act. The court in SEC v. Bartko held that the…
  • Feb 24

    Minerals review comments start to flow, disagreement on cost

    Minerals review comments start to flow, disagreement on cost
    By Mark S. Nelson, J.D.Early comments on the SEC’s review of its conflict minerals rule guidance are divided on the contours of and need for the disclosure regime mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act. Still, commenters appeared united on…
  • Feb 23

    Some proxy access proposals meet with success, while others fail

    Some proxy access proposals meet with success, while others fail
    By Jacquelyn LumbJohn Chevedden was successful in gaining inclusion in multiple companies’ proxy materials of his proposal asking the boards to take the necessary steps to allow up to 50 shareholders to aggregate their shares for the…
Rank this Week: 2274

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Feb 27

    Coming Soon! Regulatory Reform Officers & Task Force

    Coming Soon! Regulatory Reform Officers & Task Force
    Here’s a blog by Steve Quinlivan of Stinson Leonard Street: President Trump has issued an Executive Order which requires the head of each agency to designate an agency official as its Regulatory Reform Officer, or RRO. Each RRO will…
  • Feb 24

    “Bet-the-Company” Lawsuits Quadruple in 2 Years!

    “Bet-the-Company” Lawsuits Quadruple in 2 Years!
    According to a recent BTI study, the number of businesses facing “bet-the-company” litigation has quadrupled since 2014.  BTI interviewed over 300 lawyers at US companies with more than $1 billion in annual…
  • Feb 23

    Whistleblowers: Language for Severance Agreement

    Whistleblowers: Language for Severance Agreement
    As we’ve noted in several prior blogs, in recent months, the SEC’s Division of Enforcement has made a cottage industry out of going after companies with provisions in their standard severance agreements that it…
Rank this Week: 2250

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Feb 27

    Heads Up! Revenue Recognition Changes Will Alter Deal

    Heads Up! Revenue Recognition Changes Will Alter Deal
    This PwC blog says that FASB’s new revenue recognition standard – which goes into effect for most companies in 2018 – could have significant implications for M&A.  While CFOs know…
  • Feb 24

    John Tales: The First Dozen

    John Tales: The First Dozen
    Here are the first dozen stories that have run in my new “John Tales Blog”: 1. “Strategic Sandbagging – Let the Buyer Beware” 2. “Disclaimers & Limits on Claims Outside the Contract” 3.…
  • Feb 23

    Activism: Wachtell on Hedge Funds & Other Activist

    Activism: Wachtell on Hedge Funds & Other Activist
    Wachtell Lipton recently published its annual memo on dealing with hedge funds & other activists. Although assets managed by activist hedge funds declined somewhat in 2016, there are still more than 100 hedge funds currently engaged…
Rank this Week: 2276

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Feb 27

    Why Some Delaware Corporations May Be Concerned With California’s Supermajority Vote Requirement

    Why Some Delaware Corporations May Be Concerned With California’s Supermajority Vote Requirement
    Section 710(b) of the California Corporations Code defines a “supermajority vote” as a requirement set forth in a corporation’s articles of incorporation (or certificate of determination) that specified actions be…
  • Feb 24

    Officers And The Business Judgment Rule

    Officers And The Business Judgment Rule
    Last weekend, I attended a symposium at the UCLA School of Law entitled “Can Delaware Be Dethroned? Evaluating Delaware’s Dominance of Corporate Law”.  The event, organized by ever erudite Professor Stephen…
  • Feb 23

    Court Finds Promissory Notes Are Not Securitie

    Court Finds Promissory Notes Are Not Securitie
    Yesterday’s post concerned the Court of Appeal’s decision in People v. Black, 2017 Cal. App. LEXIS 130 (Cal. App. 6th Dist. Feb. 16, 2017).  The case involved the criminal prosecution of an individual for making false…
Rank this Week: 4806

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Feb 24

    Somebody Else Said It

    Somebody Else Said It
    Is paying someone else to make a misstatement to investors the same as making the misstatement yourself for purposes of securities fraud liability?  Two recent appellate decisions address this question and come to different conclusions…
  • Feb 10

    Compare and Contrast

    Compare and Contrast
    NERA Economic Consulting and Cornerstone Research have released their respective 2016 annual reports on federal securities class action filings.  As usual, the different methodologies employed by the two organizations have led to…
  • Jan 30

    Transparently Aspirational

    Transparently Aspirational
    Can shareholders bring a claim for securities fraud when a corporate official violates the company’s code of conduct after publicly touting the business’s high standards for ethics and compliance?  According to the U.S. Court…
Rank this Week: 2261

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Get Your Own Lawyer, Darn It!

    Get Your Own Lawyer, Darn It!
    Financial advisors facing an arbitration claim or regulatory inquiry often count on their broker-dealer or registered investment advisor for legal counsel. These “employers” will frequently provide them with an ostensibly…
  • Feb 8

    In re Behrends: FINRA Arbitration Awards May Not Be Dischargeable In Bankruptcy But Make Sure To Register Them As Judgments.

    In re Behrends: FINRA Arbitration Awards May Not Be Dischargeable In Bankruptcy But Make Sure To Register Them As Judgments.
    11 U.S.C. §523(a)(19), which was part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, states that a discharge [in bankruptcy] does not discharge an individual debtor from any debt that           …
  • Feb 6

    Sentinel Growth Fund Management and Mark…

    Sentinel Growth Fund Management and Mark Varacchi:  Even Rich People Should Stick With Registered Financial Advisors. February 6, 2017On Thursday, February 2, 2017, the SEC filed a civil complaint in Connecticut federal court…
Rank this Week: 4054

Stock Attorneys Blog

Stock Attorneys Blog

Covers FINRA arbitration, securities litigation, and stockbroker misconduct. By Blum Law Group.

http://www.stockattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Large FINRA Arbitration Award Against UBS of Puerto Rico Regarding Bond Fund

    Large FINRA Arbitration Award Against UBS of Puerto Rico Regarding Bond Fund
    Blum Law Group, along with Place and Hanley, LLC is pleased to report a FINRA Arbitration Award against UBS Financial Services of Puerto Rico relating to the crash of UBS closed end bond funds in 2013 which were sold to Puerto Rico…
  • Mar 14

    FINRA Questioning Brokerage Firm “Culture”

    FINRA Questioning Brokerage Firm “Culture”
    FINRA has made brokerage firm “culture” one of its top priorities for 2016. FINRA refers to “culture” as how management sets the bar for the firm and how culture effects their brokers interaction with clients and their…
  • Mar 14

    FINRA Questioning Brokerage Firm “Culture”

    FINRA Questioning Brokerage Firm “Culture”
    FINRA has made brokerage firm “culture” one of its top priorities for 2016. FINRA refers to “culture” as how management sets the bar for the firm and how culture effects their brokers interaction with clients and their…
Rank this Week: 339

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Feb 24

    RIA Found Guilty of Misappropriating Funds from Mike Tyson

    RIA Found Guilty of Misappropriating Funds from Mike Tyson
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Brian Ourand, a former registered investment adviser in Washington, D.C. was found guilty by the SEC for misappropriating funds from his clients, which included many professional athletes…
  • Feb 23

    SEC Charges Fuel Cell Company with Defrauding Investor

    SEC Charges Fuel Cell Company with Defrauding Investor
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:The SEC charged a California-based penny stock company, along with four corporate officers, with misleading investors about the research, development, and profitability of its purported…
  • Feb 22

    Morgan Stanley to Pay an $8 Million Penalty

    Morgan Stanley to Pay an $8 Million Penalty
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has agreed to pay an $8 million penalty and admit wrongdoing in order to settle charges by the SEC.According to the complaint, the SEC alleged that Morgan Stanley…
Rank this Week: 1141

McEldrew Young Blog

McEldrew Young Blog

Covers whistleblower law and wage theft for employees.

http://www.mceldrewyoung.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Court Rules on Confidentiality Agreements for SEC Whistleblower

    Court Rules on Confidentiality Agreements for SEC Whistleblower
    A U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California has recently ruled on the validity of a SEC whistleblower’s defense to the enforcement of a company’s confidentiality agreement.  In the decision, the Court…
  • Feb 22

    A Review of Recent Clean Energy Fraud

    A Review of Recent Clean Energy Fraud
    We have discussed the potential for whistleblower actions grounded in the protection of the environment and compliance with environmental laws here before. Most depend on the unique circumstances of the case and the fraudulent scheme in order…
  • Feb 20

    Massive Medicare Advantage Fraud Lawsuit Unveiled Against UnitedHealth

    Massive Medicare Advantage Fraud Lawsuit Unveiled Against UnitedHealth
    The United States has joined a lawsuit brought by whistleblowers under the False Claims Act accusing UnitedHealth Group of bilking Medicare by fraudulently boosting payments through the inflation of plan members’ risk scores under…
Rank this Week: 1728

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 1892

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 3281

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Feb 23

    ASC plans to explore the creation and implementation of a whistleblower program

    ASC plans to explore the creation and implementation of a whistleblower program
    Julien Robitaille-Rodriguez -  A whistleblower program may be part of a comprehensive compliance and enforcement regime that the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) recently proposed as part of its three-year Strategic Plan (the…
  • Feb 21

    Expectations for cyber security risk disclosure published by CSA

    Expectations for cyber security risk disclosure published by CSA
    Vanessa Coiteux and Jérémie Ste-Marie -  The results of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ (CSA) review of the cyber security risk disclosure of S&P/TSX Composite issuers were recently reported by the…
  • Jan 20

    Regulations for CBCA's New Diversity, Majority Voting and Notice-for-Access Provisions Released

    Regulations for CBCA's New Diversity, Majority Voting and Notice-for-Access Provisions Released
    Laura Levine and Alethea Au -  The Government of Canada has released proposed regulations to accompany the proposed amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act under Bill C-25 (discussed here). These proposed regulations add…
Rank this Week: 3965

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
  • Feb 23

    PG&E’s Filing Of Misery

    PG&E’s Filing Of Misery
    It might be tough to find any company that offered a gloomier set of disclosures than the list of fires, explosions, and legal problems found in PG&E’s latest annual report. None of this seems to be bothering investors.…
  • Feb 8

    On Intuitive Surgical’s trifecta of event

    On Intuitive Surgical’s trifecta of event
    Intuitive Surgical warned about a trifecta of events in its recent 10-K
  • Jan 12

    2016: The year in filing

    2016: The year in filing
    There were 670,00 filings made to the SEC in 2016, with the largest filing over 3,330 pages!
Rank this Week: 2327

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
Rank this Week: 305

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

Covers investment fraud involving auction-rate securities, credit rating agencies, hedge funds and mortgage-backed securities. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4757

Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Covers shareholder activist and defence mandates, as well as complex reorganization transactions.

http://www.specialsituationslaw.com/
  • Feb 22

    Board Watch: More Complexity, More Committee

    Board Watch: More Complexity, More Committee
    As a result of the increasing and ever-evolving responsibilities falling on the shoulders of boards of directors, the traditional three key committee model (covering audit and financial reporting, executive compensation, and director…
  • Feb 13

    Institutional investors managing US $17 trillion announce new corporate governance framework

    Institutional investors managing US $17 trillion announce new corporate governance framework
    In a move likely to have significant impacts on corporate governance, a group of institutional investors managing upwards of US $17 trillion has announced the formation of the Investor Stewardship Group (the Group). The Group has adopted a…
  • Feb 6

    M&A – key developments in 2016 and a look ahead

    M&A – key developments in 2016 and a look ahead
    January 2017 – Walied Soliman and Orestes Pasparakis, co-chairs of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Special Situations Team hosted their annual video webinar on M&A activity in Canada. They highlight the key developments of…
Rank this Week: 1706

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 916

Broke and Broker

Broke and Broker

Covers the Wall Street docket of criminal, civil, regulatory, and arbitration cases. By Bill Singer.

http://brokeandbroker.com/index.php
  • Feb 21

    FINRA Punches Ticket of Rep Over Office Parking Validation

    FINRA Punches Ticket of Rep Over Office Parking Validation
    Today's featured FINRA regulatory settlement presents us with a Respondent who seems to have done some incredibly stupid stuff.  On the other hand, nothing about the allegations or assertions appear to add up to anything warranting a…
  • Feb 20

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW
    SEC Will Not Appeal Bartko And Posts Online Form For Reversing Collateral BarsThe Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that it will not appeal the D.C. Circuit's January 17, 2017, decision in Bartko v. SEC, which vacated as…
  • Feb 20

    SEC Will Not Appeal Bartko And Posts Online Form For Reversing Collateral Bar

    SEC Will Not Appeal Bartko And Posts Online Form For Reversing Collateral Bar
    This is an update of "SEC Hit By Wave Of Petitions For Removal Of Post-Bartko Collateral Bars"(BrokeAndBroker.com Blog, February 3, 2017)In 2010, Gregory Bartko was convicted in federal court of conspiracy, mail fraud, and unregistered…
Rank this Week: 3668

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

Covers misconduct by brokerage firms or financial advisors. By Hermann, Cahn & Schneider, LLP.

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
Rank this Week: 3393

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

Covers securities arbitration, litigation and regulatory news. By Maddox Hargett & Caruso, P.C.

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Feb 16

    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney to Pay $8M Penalty

    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney to Pay $8M Penalty
    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has agreed to pay an $8 million penalty and admit wrongdoing to settle SEC charges that the firm made unsuitable recommendations about single inverse exchange traded fund (“ ETF”)  investments to…
  • Feb 13

    Variable Annuity Rider

    Variable Annuity Rider
    One of the most common investments sold by financial advisors to investors is the Variable Annuity (VA). These products are often sold because they pay among the highest commissions to the advisor. In recent years, we have seen many cases…
  • Feb 6

    Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor Barry Connell Arrested for Stealing more than $5 million from Client Account

    Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor Barry Connell Arrested for Stealing more than $5 million from Client Account
    On January 3, 2017, Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation…
Rank this Week: 3948

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    Jenice Malecki Makes An Appearance on CNBC’s American Greed

    Jenice Malecki Makes An Appearance on CNBC’s American Greed
    Source: Jenice Malecki Makes An Appearance on CNBC’s American Greed
  • Feb 14

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Matthew Maczko

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Matthew Maczko
    The securities fraud attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from investors who have complaints against stockbroker Matthew Maczko.  Mr. Maczko was employed and registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, a national…
  • Feb 14

    FINRA Bars Wells Fargo Broker Matthew Maczko

    FINRA Bars Wells Fargo Broker Matthew Maczko
      Former Wells Fargo broker Matthew Maczko has been barred by FINRA for allegedly churning an elderly client’s accounts, according to reports. Maczko is accused of churning four accounts belonging to a client, who was over 90 years…
Rank this Week: 2716

New York Securities Lawyer Blog

New York Securities Lawyer Blog

Covers securities law. By Lax & Neville LLP.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1469

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    SEC News - Stolen Funds, Ponzi Scheme, Overbilling Client

    SEC News - Stolen Funds, Ponzi Scheme, Overbilling Client
    Financial Adviser Charged With Stealing From Client AccountsAn investment adviser representative has been charged with stealing approximately $5 million from client accounts by initiating unauthorized wire transfers and issuing checks to…
  • Feb 1

    SEC News - Impeding Whistleblowers, Accounting Failures, Misuse of EB-5 Investment

    SEC News - Impeding Whistleblowers, Accounting Failures, Misuse of EB-5 Investment
    Financial Company Charged With Improper Accounting and Impeding WhistleblowersSeattle-based financial services company HomeStreet Inc. has agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty to settle charges that it conducted improper hedge accounting and…
  • Jan 31

    SEC News - Internalization, Miscalculations, and FCPA Violation

    SEC News - Internalization, Miscalculations, and FCPA Violation
    Citadel Securities Paying $22 Million for Misleading Clients About Pricing TradesThe SEC’s order finds that Citadel Execution Services suggested to its broker-dealer clients that upon receiving retail orders they forwarded from their…
Rank this Week: 2262

Amato Law Firm, LLC Blog

Amato Law Firm, LLC Blog

Overview of current developments in the area of securities law with a focus on securities arbitration and broker-dealer regulation.

http://www.ramatolaw.com/blog1
  • Feb 15

    FINRA Bars Former Wells Fargo Advisors Broker Matthew Maczko

    FINRA Bars Former Wells Fargo Advisors Broker Matthew Maczko
    The securities law firm of Amato Law Firm, LLC is investigating potential securities law claims involving former Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC representative Matthew Maczko.  Mr. Maczko, who worked in Wells Fargo Advisors’ Oak Brook,…
  • Jan 19

    Large Raiding Award Against Robert W. Baird & Co. Underscores Issues with Team Transition

    Large Raiding Award Against Robert W. Baird & Co. Underscores Issues with Team Transition
    A notable (due to its size) $23.5 million FINRA arbitration award against broker-dealer Robert W. Baird & Co. (Baird) and some of its representatives, issued by a three-member FINRA panel in Kansas last week, underscores the issues that…
  • Jan 12

    JPMorgan Found to Have Retaliated Against Adviser, Filed Defamatory U5

    JPMorgan Found to Have Retaliated Against Adviser, Filed Defamatory U5
    A recent investigation by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has resulted in an award of more than $160,000 for back pay and “reputational damage” to a former JPMorgan Chase & Co. financial adviser.…
Rank this Week: 2518

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

Covers business law for entrepreneurs, emerging companies and the investment management industry. By Alexander J. Davie.

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2661

The California Securities…

The California Securities Attorneys

By Bruce E. Methven and Kenneth A. Priore. Covers securities offerings.

http://thecaliforniasecuritiesattorneys.com/
  • Feb 9

    Marketing Your Offering by Bruce E. Methven

    Marketing Your Offering by Bruce E. Methven
    The truth about marketing your securities offering is that you have to find investors yourself. Venture capital firms invest in only a tiny percentage of the companies that approach them. Groups that involve angel investors may work, but…
  • Oct 28

    Report on Crowdfunding by Bruce E. Methven

    Report on Crowdfunding by Bruce E. Methven
    Crowdfunding via approved internet portals became available in May of this year. So far companies have been averaging about $800 per investor and may have hundreds of investors. That’s a lot of small investors to deal with. Many…
  • May 13

    Running Another Offering With a Crowdfunding Offer by Bruce E. Methven

    Running Another Offering With a Crowdfunding Offer by Bruce E. Methven
    This is part of a series on crowdfunding; this part covers running another offer simultaneously with a crowdfunding offer. Again, true crowdfunding — offerings of stock, LLC units and promissory notes — becomes available on May…
Rank this Week: 1817

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

FedSecLaw.com is devoted to highlighting current issues in securities laws, discussing the ramifications of those issues for today’s businesses, and providing bottom-line takeaways for busy owners, managers, and executives. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • Feb 7

    FTC revises HSR and interlocking directorate threshold

    FTC revises HSR and interlocking directorate threshold
    The Federal Trade Commission has announced annual filing threshold revisions under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act that set new antitrust reporting standards. Jay Levine, our colleague at Antitrust Law Source, provides…
  • Jan 23

    SEC enforces rules regarding use of non-GAAP measures and undisclosed perk

    SEC enforces rules regarding use of non-GAAP measures and undisclosed perk
    Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made good on its promises to enforce violations of its non-GAAP financial measure disclosure rules. MDC Partners agreed to pay a $1.5 million dollar penalty to settle the SEC’s…
  • Dec 9

    Supreme Court affirms family insider trading conviction

    Supreme Court affirms family insider trading conviction
    On Tuesday, The United States Supreme Court unanimously affirmed an insider trading conviction by finding that inside information exchanged between relatives violates federal security laws. The case is Salman v. United States. The decision…
Rank this Week: 1188

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Feb 6

    Are Terms of Use and Other Online Agreements Real and Binding Contracts?

    Are Terms of Use and Other Online Agreements Real and Binding Contracts?
    It used to be that people would enter into binding agreements by manually signing them. A signature manifested the two required aspects of forming a binding contract: a notice and an assent, i.e., the signatory has read the agreement and…
  • Feb 2

    How to Form a Delaware Corporation (Correctly)

    How to Form a Delaware Corporation (Correctly)
    Forming a Delaware corporation is pretty straightforward for those who have done it many times before.  You just have to follow the steps.  Skipping any of them may hurt the founders later on, when they find out that they are not…
  • Feb 1

    Filing Delaware Annual Report Made Easy

    Filing Delaware Annual Report Made Easy
    Once a year, all domestic Delaware corporations must file an annual report and pay Delaware franchise tax.  They have to do so before March 1.  Missed deadline will result in a $125 penalty plus 1.5% monthly interest rate on the…
Rank this Week: 4712

Oil & Gas Investment Fraud Lawyer…

Oil & Gas Investment Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities issues with a focus on oil & gas investment fraud. By Silver Law Group, The Law Firm of David R. Chase, P.A., and Ciklin Lubitz & O'Connell.

http://www.oilgasinvestmentfraudlawyer.com/
  • Jan 31

    Shareholders Lose as Peabody Energy Gets Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Plan Approval

    Shareholders Lose as Peabody Energy Gets Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Plan Approval
    Peabody Energy (OTCPK: BTUUQ) announced on January 26, 2016 that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri approved the company’s reorganization plan, disclosure statement, private placement agreement and backstop…
  • Jan 31

    Our Firms Initiate Investigation into Losses in Energy XXI Ltd. Bermuda (EXXI)

    Our Firms Initiate Investigation into Losses in Energy XXI Ltd. Bermuda (EXXI)
    Our attorneys are investigating losses in Energy XXI Ltd. Bermuda (stock ticker “EXXI”). According to its website, EXXI is an independent oil and natural gas development and production company that focuses on developing drilling…
  • Jan 25

    Bankruptcy Judge Confirms Linn Energy Bankruptcy Plan

    Bankruptcy Judge Confirms Linn Energy Bankruptcy Plan
    Linn Energy, LLC (LINE) filed for bankruptcy protection in May 2016.  U.S. Bankruptcy Judge David Jones issued an Order today confirming LINE’s chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring plan.  Our attorneys have previously written…
Rank this Week: 1833

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer…

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities fraud, investor fraud and Ponzi schemes. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    I Inherited an IRA Account. Now What?

    I Inherited an IRA Account. Now What?
    Ira Account Inheritance The answer to that question depends on whether you inherited the IRA account from your spouse or someone other than your spouse, such as your parent, sibling, or close friend.  You have more options if you…
  • Jan 27

    SEC Whistleblower Program is Gaining Momentum and Paying Big Bountie

    SEC Whistleblower Program is Gaining Momentum and Paying Big Bountie
    SEC Whistleblowers On January 23, the SEC announced that its whistleblower program will pay out to three whistleblowers a combined award of $7 million.  The whistleblowers’ awards were for helping the SEC pursue an investment…
  • Jan 19

    What are the pros and cons of taking a 401K loan?

    What are the pros and cons of taking a 401K loan?
    Many employers provide 401k plans for their employees.  A 401k plan is a retirement savings plan where employees can save a portion of their pre-tax earnings. Taxes aren’t paid on the money until it is withdrawn from the account.…
Rank this Week: 5013

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Jan 31

    Jesus Rodriguez: Received Resolved or Pending Customer Dispute

    Jesus Rodriguez: Received Resolved or Pending Customer Dispute
    Publicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on January 26, 2017 indicate that Florida-based IMS Securities broker Jesus Rodriguez has received resolved or pending pending customer disputes.…
  • Jan 31

    Jean Paul Skovronck: One Pending Customer Complaint

    Jean Paul Skovronck: One Pending Customer Complaint
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on January 26, 2017 indicate that New York-based Alexander Capital broker Jean Paul Skovronck has been named in a pending customer dispute. Fitapelli…
  • Jan 31

    Christian Webb Terminated From LPL Financial

    Christian Webb Terminated From LPL Financial
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on January 26, 2017 indicate that former Texas-based LPL Financial broker/adviser Christian Webb has been terminated from LPL Financial and is…
Rank this Week: 2092