Stock Broker and Investment Fraud
One of the first steps in reviewing these types of claims is for an investment fraud expert to review and analyze the losses sustained in a brokerage account or investment scheme or by a publicly traded company. The losses can be evaluated against the existing market conditions during the relevant time in question. The expert can examine all the activity in the account: the commissions being charged, the pattern of trading, securities recommendations, funds and stock sold to you by the broker. After the expert’s analysis a determination can be made whether fraud occurred and whether investments in the account were suitable.
Many, if not most investors who discover they have been defrauded opt to go to arbitration to recover some of the losses. The arbitration process is quicker and less expensive than resorting to the courts, although that is sometimes necessary. Nearly 55% of matters brought for arbitration result in some sort of award. The average award is approximately 60% of the documented loss.
If you have experienced investment losses call our Law Firm to review your legal options. Call us toll free at 800-862-1260.