Aug 9, 2022

Georgia Court of Appeals Overturns Vacatur of FINRA Arbitration Award in Wells Fargo case

On August 2, 2022, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed a Georgia lower court’s decision to vacate a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration award in a controversial investment dispute between Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC (“Wells Fargo”) and its clients (the “investors”). The Court of Appeals found that the Superior Court “provided no proper […] More

Jul 18, 2022

WSS Secures Dismissal of Securities Fraud Claims Against National Brokerage Firm

On July 7, 2022, Winget Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP successfully secured the dismissal of a securities fraud lawsuit filed against the firm’s client, a national brokerage firm, in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York. The plaintiff in the lawsuit alleged that the firm breached Rule 10b-5 of the Securities and Exchange […] More

Jul 13, 2022

Winget Spadafora Schwartzberg, LLP Partner, Jessica Levine, Secures Expungement Award Finding GPB Related Claims False and Clearly Erroneous

The firm’s client, a registered representative of a national broker-dealer, received a customer complaint relating to the customer’s investments in two limited partnerships offered by GPB Capital Holdings, Inc. (“GPB”).  The customer complaint alleged that the registered representative: (1) did not discuss the commissions he received from selling the GPB investments; (2) did not warn […] More

Jul 5, 2022

FINRA Publishes Independent Counsel’s Report Finding No Evidence of Improper Agreement to Remove Arbitrators from Cases

On June 29, 2022, FINRA published a report prepared by independent counsel which found no evidence of an improper agreement to remove certain arbitrators from arbitration cases.  The report was prompted by a much-publicized Georgia Superior Court decision vacating an arbitration award in favor of respondent Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, which found, among other things, […] More

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

Jun 14, 2022

Denis C. Dice to Participate in IBDC-RIAC Webinar

Denis Dice will be speaking on a webinar entitled “RIA Claims and New Regulations.”  Denis will be joined by fellow IBDC-RIAC Alliance Members, Kevin Miller, General Counsel for Carson Group and Douglas A. Wright, CRCP, Chief Compliance Officer for the The Investment Center, Inc. as they take you through the new regulations that are impacting RIAs […] More