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Finra Wants to Expand Arbitrator Pool Choices

Financial Advisor IQ

The securities industry’s self-funded watchdog is moving forward with a rule to bump up the number of arbitrators available to be selected for panels judging claims against brokers. In a filing to the SEC earlier this month, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority proposed to increase to 15 from 10 the number of “public” arbitrator candidates available […]

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Finra Starved For Arbitrators For Complaints

Financial Advisor

Investor plaintiff lawyers are increasingly ditching industry arbitrators in favor of using all-public panels, a trend that is again raising questions about whether Finra has enough public arbitrators to meet demand. Since 2008, when Finra began a pilot program allowing investors to choose all-public arbitration panels, about half of eligible customers bringing cases have taken […]

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Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari Announces Filing of FINRA Arbitration on Behalf of Former Customers of LPL Financial Broker Karl Romero

Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari announces the filing of a FINRA arbitration and its continuing investigation of the sales practices of Karl Romero (Nasdaq:LPLA) for his management of client accounts and the overconcentration of energy and/or real estate related stocks including: Gastar Exploration Arbor Realty Resource Capital Corp. We are currently investigating whether all material risks of […]

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Ami Forte Presses for Back-Pay from Morgan Stanley, the Company She Loved

AdvisorHub

Original Story Reasonable advisors can differ over whether Morgan Stanley’s recent dismissal of Amy Forte was fair comeuppance for her dalliance with a billionaire client whose account she allegedly churned. Her latest crusade may draw more unanimous support from the community. The southern Florida ex-broker has gone public with an arbitration claim she’s pressing against the world’s […]

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Why Plaintiffs Firms Will Love DOL's New Fiduciary Rules

Law360

The U.S. Department of Labor’s fiduciary rules give more power to retirement savers, experts said, providing investors and their attorneys an important new tool to bring claims when they suspect their broker-dealer doesn’t have their best interests at heart. “As night follows the day, there will be more litigation,” Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP partner […]

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