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January 25, 2016

Former Merrill Lynch broker Thomas J. Buck has been named in several complaints, already costing the company over $4.1 million in settlements. Many of the complaints allege that Mr. Buck steered clients toward commission-based accounts versus lower cost fee-based accounts. Highly active accounts quickly racked up charges. Although the settlement amounts seem high, they were more »

January 25, 2016

A report from a FINRA task force recommends 51 changes to the arbitration process. Among these changes is increasing the stipend for arbitrators, explanation of arbitration decisions unless one party opts out, and revamping the expungement process for advisors. It also recommends adding a mediation process to a system. FINRA’s arbitration system has been viewed more »

January 25, 2016

FINRA’s arbitration task force presented 51 recommendations to improve the arbitration process. Of special focus was the issue of the expungement of advisor’s disciplinary records. Hugh Berkson, president of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, discussed the proposals his organization contributed to the process. The current system heavily favors the advisors, leaving their clients with more »

January 25, 2016

FINRA’s dispute resolution process is subject to possible reform. Fifty-one reform recommendations were presented by the regulator’s arbitration task force. A significant focus is on the expungement process, including the development of a special panel of arbitrators to address these cases. Other key recommendations include the addition of a mediation process, increased arbitrator honorarium, and more »

November 3, 2015

We’re proud to report that our partner, Hugh Berkson, has begun his term as President of PIABA, the Public Investors’ Arbitration Bar Association.  PIABA, an international bar association with more than 400 members, is the largest US organization of lawyers who represent investors in arbitrations against stockbrokers. PIABA’s mission statement reads: The mission of PIABA more »
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