WSSLLP’s Philadelphia Office Prevails on Motion for Summary Judgment on behalf of Wholesale Insurance Broker in Dispute Seeking Damages of Several Million Dollars
Jan 21, 2022

WSSLLP’s Philadelphia Office Prevails on Motion for Summary Judgment on behalf of Wholesale Insurance Broker in Dispute Seeking Damages of Several Million Dollars

On January 7, 2022, Joel Wertman and Doug Fogle of Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg LLP’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office successfully secured summary judgment on behalf of their client, a wholesale insurance broker, in the matter of The Original Apostolic Faith Church v.  American Casualty, et al., before the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.  The Court’s […] More

Regulators’ $200 Million Fine Against JPMorgan Signals Aggressive Campaign to Enforce Electronic Communication Policies and Procedures
Jan 20, 2022

Regulators’ $200 Million Fine Against JPMorgan Signals Aggressive Campaign to Enforce Electronic Communication Policies and Procedures

On December 17, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued an Order against J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, fining it $125 million for the unapproved use of WhatsApp, text message and personal email communications by JPMorgan employees.  See SEC Order Instituting Administrative and Cease-and-Desist Proceedings, Pursuant to Sections 15(b) and 21C of the Securities Exchange Act […] More

Comprehensive Insurance Disclosure Act Greatly Expands Defendants’ Obligations for Disclosure of Insurance Information under the CPLR
Jan 10, 2022

Comprehensive Insurance Disclosure Act Greatly Expands Defendants’ Obligations for Disclosure of Insurance Information under the CPLR

By Robyn Silvermintz

On December 31, 2021, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed the Comprehensive Insurance Disclosure Act (the “Act”) into law. The Act modifies CPLR § 3101(f) and requires that insurance disclosures now be accompanied a sworn certification from both the defendant and defendant’s counsel under new CPLR section 3122-b. Previously, CPLR § 3101(f) provided that a […] More

Jan 7, 2022

WSSLLP’s Philadelphia Office Obtains Arbitration Award Recommending the Expungement of Five Customer Complaints from Client’s Broker-Check Report

Our client was the subject of five separate customer complaints which were disclosed on his publicly available FINRA broker-check report.  These complaints were primarily caused by the overall market downturn from 2009.  The complaints involved annuities and alternative investments, such as Real Estate Investment Trusts.  Some of the claims were settled and some of the […] More

Law360 Covers WSS New York Office’s Dismissal Of Putative Class-Action Against Insurer
Dec 22, 2021

Law360 Covers WSS New York Office’s Dismissal Of Putative Class-Action Against Insurer

On December 13, 2021, Law360 profiled the Hon. Denise L. Cote’s recent decision, granting Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg LLP’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss a civil action before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, captioned Tessa Knox et al. v. Ironshore Indemnity Inc. (Case No.: 1:21-cv-06321-DLC).  […] More

Nov 3, 2021

WSSLLP’s Colorado Office Wins Rare FINRA Rule 12206 Eligibility Motion Dismissing Arbitration of Claims Related to GPB

On October 26, 2021, a three-member FINRA Panel issued a decision in favor of WSS’ client, an independent broker dealer, in an arbitration brought by a former customer seeking damages in connection with the purchase of several alternative investments including GPB Capital Investments and American Realty Capital Trust.  The Panel found that the case was […] More

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