Arbitration Brokers Case Law Commentary Compliance

Attempt to Void Settlement

Arbitration Panel Orders Return of Settlement Payment, and Awards Nothing. WEINBERG v. BEAR STEARNS & CO., INC., NYSE ID #2000-008216 (Los Angeles, 10/18/00): Recently confirmed, this Award presents an unusual outcome in a “two-bites-of-the-apple” scenario. According to the “Case Summary” section of the Award, Israel and Molly Weinberg entered into […]

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Prime Bank Fraud Action by SEC

Another Prime Bank Fraud Action Commenced by SEC December 20, 2000. The SEC announced today that it filed an action against Phillip Ezell, a resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana, for offering fictitious “prime bank” instruments over the Internet from March 1998 to August 2000. The Commission alleges that Ezell, doing […]

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Internet Touting – SEC Seeks Cease and Desist Order

 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 […]