Tag: Arbitration

Arbitration Primer

What is Securities Arbitration?

Securities arbitration has become the most often used method of resolving disputes in the securities industry. Since the late 1970’s,  seclaw.com/glossary/finra/” class=”glossaryLink” data-cmtooltip=”

FINRA
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the primary regulator for United States stock brokers and brokerage firms. For more information see our article, FINRA – The Financial Industry(…)

” >FINRA and its predecessors have required brokerage firms and stock brokers into securities arbitration to resolve their disputes with each other, and with their customers. That requirement led to brokerage […]

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Arbitration Brokers

UBS Ordered to Pay Broker $1.6 Million

A former star broker for UBS Financial Services Inc. who was repeatedly called a “bitch” by her boss won a $1.6 million discrimination arbitration award last month. According to InvestmentNews.com, the broker, Chrisine Carona, worked for UBS in Boston from March 2009 through July 2017 and currently is employed by Morgan Stanley. She was […]

Arbitration

FINRA Discovery Guide

Discovery has always been a problem in litigation matters. In broad strokes, plaintiffs want to see every document that might possibly have any bearing on any issue in the case, and defendants don’t want to produce a single document. The courts and arbitration panels spend a significant amount of time […]

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Arbitration Featured Articles

Churned or Traded?

Mark J. Astarita is a nationally known securities attorney who represents investors and financial professionals in arbitration, compliance and regulatory matters. If you have a question, email him at mja@sallahlaw.com. seclaw.com/glossary/churning/” class=”glossaryLink” data-cmtooltip=”

Churning
Churning is trading in a customer's account that is excessive in light of his investment objectives, for purposes of generating commissions, without regard to the interests of the customer. In a(…)

” >Churning claims dominated the securities arbitration landscape in the early part of this decade, but have declined over the years, […]

Arbitration Primer

Hearing Hearing 

Securities arbitrations, in fact, all arbitrations, are conducted in the same manner that a court trial is held, without some of the formalities. There are opening statements, first by the attorney for the claimant (typically a customer) and then by the respondents (the broker and/or his firm). The openings are […]