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A civil lawsuit becomes a class action lawsuit when there is a large group of individuals pursuing similar claims due to damage or injury caused by the defendant. Some of the recent well-known cases include the Wells Fargo class action lawsuit that settled for $575 million or the lawsuit against Monsanto Roundup Weed Killer.
UBS Financial Services, Santander Securities, Popular Securities and Oriental Financial Services are financial services companies that enjoy a strong presence in major markets throughout the world. These firms allegedly encouraged clients to take concentrated positions in Puerto Rican bonds closed-end municipal bond funds.
Andrew Caspersen, a former managing principal at financial services firm Park Hill Group, was arrested on Monday on charges of fraudulently soliciting investments. According to the charges, Caspersen made claims he had authority to conduct deals on behalf of Park Hill Group with an outside private equity fund.
Late in 2015, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Dispute Resolution Task Force, a group formed solely for the purpose of systematically assessing and critiquing securities arbitration, released its Final Report and recommendations. The report contains 51 individual recommendations designed to improve FINRA’s heavily-regulated dispute resolution program. Some recommendations offer specific details on implementation; others urge conceptual reform of a particular aspect of the arbitration process but leave FINRA to take care of fleshing out the details.
Federal prosecutors have brought securities fraud charges against a 32-year-old Texas man, Trendon Shavers, related to his operation of "Bitcoin Savings and Trust," which the government alleges was an elaborate ponzi scheme.