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The SEC has charged James Roland Jones of Redondo Beach, California, with perpetrating a fraudulent scheme to sell what he called “insider tips” on the dark web. The dark web allows users to access the internet anonymously and, as such, has often been used to host websites and marketplaces that […]
According to a survey conducted by the personal finance website MagnifyMoney, nearly half of U.S. adults think financial advisors are expensive and only for the wealthy, even though almost all who use advisors consider them worth it, according to a new survey. The survey of 1,500 adults found that 30% […]
Elizabeth Warren has once again taken up the charge to end pre-dispute arbitration agreements, which she calls “forced arbitration.” I have addressed the topic on numerous occasions and while I am a fan of arbitration, pre-dispute arbitration agreements can be an issue, particularly in consumer cases, such as car rental […]
Yes Virginia, when you have trading profits, the state and federal government want their cut. Robinhood Traders Face The Taxman After Falling In Love With Stocks: Digital day traders now face a reckoning with short-term capital gains taxes.
The SEC’s Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation issued its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2020 today. The report provides comprehensive data on the state of small business capital formation, a summary of the… Read the Full Press Release Have a securities law question? Call Sallah Astarita & Cox at 212-509-6544.
UBS customers who have lost money in the UBS Yield Enhancement Strategy (UBS YES), and who have filed arbitration claims against UBS to recover their losses are having their cases move to hearings before FINRA. UBS YES involved investing in options with a complex series of put and call spreads […]
In a ruling that may impact the independent BD model, as least in California, Uber and Lyft were ordered by a California court to reclassify their drivers in the state as employees, marking the latest escalation in an ongoing legal battle over a new law impacting much of the on-demand […]
Eastman Kodak Co’s $765 million loan agreement with the U.S. government to produce pharmaceutical ingredients has been put on hold due to “recent allegations of wrongdoing,” the U.S. International Development Finance Corp (DFC) said. Kodak shares surged more than 1,000% last week after the loan was announced, generating a windfall […]
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has obtained an asset freeze and other emergency relief to halt an ongoing securities fraud perpetrated by a former state senator and two others who bilked investors in and outside the U.S. The SEC’s complaint alleges that Florida residents Robert Dunlap […]