Every case is different, and past successes are not indicative of future results.
Due to the fact that FINRA proceedings are confidential, and virtually all settlement agreements include confidentiality clauses, we are not at liberty to disclose the names of the parties or amounts of settlements in FINRA arbitration cases where we reached a settlement with the broker-dealer firms. We reach settlements in many of the cases we file on behalf of our clients.
A FINRA arbitration panel awarded 4 of Aubrey Lee Price’s victims about $845,000 as compensation for losses they suffered in the now-notorious PFG scheme, plus attorney fees and case expenses. The arbitrators have ordered FSC—an Atlanta-based broker-dealer firm which operates under the AIG Advisor Group umbrella—to pay the award. The defrauded investors were represented by […]
ChapmanAlbin represented three generations of a prominent Atlanta, Georgia family that lost money to Robert A. Gist. The family thought they were investing in conservative bond, stock and mutual fund investments through Gist. In reality, Gist was stealing their money for his own benefit. Resource Horizons Group, the brokerage firm through which the family had […]
ChapmanAlbin received an award of 100% out-of-pocket damages against Multi-Financial Securities, Corp. and its registered representative, Donna Sulzbach, for selling unsuitable variable annuity investments to an Ohio investor. The panel also awarded punitive damages, nearly doubling the award for a total recovery of $282,262.80, for what it considered to be a “conscious disregard for the […]
ChapmanAlbin filed claims on behalf of investors, many of them elderly, who were victimized in the ETS Payphone Ponzi scheme. Investors purchased ETS Payphone investments through Marie Foil, a registered representative of Walnut Street Securities. In one case, ChapmanAlbin received an award for $1,067,642.11 for 17 investors against Walnut Street. ChapmanAlbin also recovered an additional […]
Waterstones was a self-styled “internet kiosk development firm” that sold the public internet kiosks through Emerging Business Concepts. The customers would then “lease-back” the kiosks to the company. Customers never took actual possession of the kiosks. They were guaranteed high rates of return for this “risk-free” investment. Waterstones was nothing but an elaborate Ponzi scheme. […]
ChapmanAlbin represented an individual from California who invested his retirement savings in a Ponzi scheme that was recommended to him by his stockbroker as a safe and profitable investment. The Ponzi scheme was the “Universal Lease” scam perpetrated by Michael E. Kelly under the names of Resort Holdings International, Yucatan Resorts, and Avalon Resorts. ChapmanAlbin […]
ChapmanAlbin represented a group of Ohio residents who invested in a fraudulent real estate scheme. Joanne Schneider, the perpetrator of the scheme, promised returns as high as 16 percent annually, but in reality the payments were made to earlier investors by using later investors’ money. A registered representative for a national brokerage firm recommended this […]
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