Cease and Desist Order Sought Against Internet Investor Relations Firm and its President On February 24, 1999 the SEC issued an order to institute cease-and-desist proceedings against a Minnesota-based investor relations company, alleging that it and its president violated the anti-touting provision of the Securities Act of 1933 by publishing […]
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By Mark J. Astarita, Esq. October 27, 1998 – The SEC announced the filing of a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas seeking a permanent injunction and civil penalty against the author of an investment newsletter which was published on the Internet. The complaint […]
Misrepresentation cases in securities arbitration By Mark J. Astarita, Esq. This is one of Mark’s original columns from September 1996 in Research Magazine. It has been updated since then, most recently in June of 2021. The reality is…not much has changed. Misrepresentation claims are one of the most common claims […]
Proposed NASD Rules Will Allow Allegations Against Brokers to be Made Public By Mark J. Astarita, Esq. Note: This column was originally published in 1997 in Research Magazine. Unfortunately, nothing changed, and in fact, the situation has gotte Some of you may recall my column from October 1996, “The SEC’s […]