Jun 17, 2022

Federal Court Denies Motion for TRO Sought Against Firm’s Client In Case Handled By WSSLLP Philadelphia Office

The firm’s client is an investment advisor representative who resigned from his prior investment advisory firm in May of 2022.  Almost one month after his resignation his prior firm filed pleadings in federal court in Maryland seeking a temporary restraining order, a preliminary injunction, and monetary damages.  It claimed that he misappropriated its trade secrets […] More

FINRA Arbitration Panel Denies Claimants’ ARC REIT Claims as Clearly Erroneous in Matter Handled by WSSLLP’s Philadelphia Office
May 25, 2022

FINRA Arbitration Panel Denies Claimants’ ARC REIT Claims as Clearly Erroneous in Matter Handled by WSSLLP’s Philadelphia Office

The firm’s client is a registered representative of a national broker-dealer which was a Respondent in a FINRA arbitration. Claimants’ alleged causes of action included suitability, failure to disclose risks, and lack of diligence relating to the recommendation of various ARC REITs. The arbitration claims were settled and our client requested expungement of the customer […] More

WSS’s Philadelphia Office Prevails on Motion for Summary Judgment Involving Novel Legal Issue on behalf of Home Inspector in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
Apr 21, 2022

WSS’s Philadelphia Office Prevails on Motion for Summary Judgment Involving Novel Legal Issue on behalf of Home Inspector in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

On April 13, 2022, Joel Wertman and Doug Fogle of Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg LLP’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office successfully secured summary judgment in favor of their client, a home inspector operating in Philadelphia County.  The matter involved multiple oral arguments, substantial briefing, and additional motion practice to include a request for reconsideration or to certify […] More

WSS Wins Coast to Coast Arbitrations in Two Separate Matters Within Weeks of Each Other
Apr 18, 2022

WSS Wins Coast to Coast Arbitrations in Two Separate Matters Within Weeks of Each Other

WSS attorneys recently secured two complete defense Awards for a national broker-dealer in two separate arbitrations, one in Boca Raton, FL and one in Portland, OR. The Boca Raton arbitration was a customer dispute in which the Claimant asserted causes of action arising out of the sale of various alternative products, including non-traded REIT’s and […] More

WSSLLP’s Philadelphia Office Wins Defense Award in FINRA Arbitration Seeking Expungement for Alleged Defamation
Apr 12, 2022

WSSLLP’s Philadelphia Office Wins Defense Award in FINRA Arbitration Seeking Expungement for Alleged Defamation

The firm’s client is a national full-service broker-dealer which was a Respondent in a FINRA arbitration where Claimant alleged causes of action for defamation, defamation per se, wrongful termination and tortious interference with business relationships. Claimant’s claims for defamation and defamation per se were based upon the disclosures on Claimant’s Form U5 when she was […] More

Feb 11, 2022

WSSLLP’s Philadelphia Office Wins Complete Defense Award in FINRA Arbitration Seeking $2.8 Million in Damages

The firm’s client is a registered representative and investment advisor representative who was sued for 2.8 million dollars in a FINRA arbitration. Claimants specifically alleged that he forged and altered documents, made unsuitable investment recommendations regarding two restaurants, and that he interfered with the operation of the restaurants leading to Claimants’ alleged losses. Claimants also […] More