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March 15, 2017

There's a simple maxim on the stock market: buy low, sell high. It's the core objective of every investor. However, just because that's the goal, doesn't mean every means of achieving that goal is legal or ethical. One of the most common forms of stock market fraud our lawyers see is the pump and dump scheme.

The pump and dump scheme is pretty basic. It works like this: an investor or group of investors acquire an extraordinarily cheap stock. They then use a number of tactics to talk... Read More

March 03, 2017

The securities fraud attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright and Carter are investigating former Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp. registered representative Norman R. Sicard, most recently of  Orlando, Florida.  According to FINRA's Broker Check, Mr. Sicard has a pending customer complaint seeking to recover in excess of one million dollars.   

Mr. Sicard has been employed in the securities industry since August 1992.  In the twenty-four plus years he has been employed as a... Read More

February 21, 2017

“Churning” is the act of excessive trading by an unethical broker. Brokers do this because they make a small fee or commission on every trade, which means an unethical broker has an incentive to make a number of small, meaningless trades that pad their accounts but do nothing for you.

The difficulty on your part is determining when a broker is engaged in churning. After all, making trades is a key part of a broker's job, and in certain circumstances it's even appropriate for a... Read More

February 08, 2017

A Texas federal judge on Wednesday upheld the U.S. Department of Labor’s controversial fiduciary rule for retirement advisers — just hours after the agency had asked to stay the case in light of President Trump’s directive to review and possibly rescind the rule.  The Texas case (U.S. Chamber of Commerce, et. al. v. Edward Hugler and United States Dept. of Labor).  The court, ignoring the government's stay motion, issued an 81-page opinion upholding the rule, including its prohibition on... Read More

February 03, 2017

The securities litigation attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter are currently investigating a possible Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration claim against form Investors Capital Corp. (ICC) registered representative Donnie Eugene Ingram.  Mr. Ingram was employed with ICC from February 1997 to July 2016 and operates Ingram Financial Group in Winter Haven, Florida.

According to FINRA BrokerCheck Records, Mr. Ingram has at least seven disclosures... Read More

January 19, 2017

At Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter, our stock market fraud attorneys have seen how fraud can ruin the lives of innocent investors. When investors are victimized by fraud, they often lose their entire life savings. Our experienced attorneys can help you pursue justice and compensation, but by far the best option is to protect yourself in the first place.

We want to help you protect yourself. That's why we're recommending this story from CNBC, which provides some useful... Read More

January 03, 2017

The securities arbitration attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright and Carter currently represent clients of Lawson Financial Corporation who were sold municipal revenue bonds that are subject of a recent Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) disciplinary proceeding.

In May 2016, FINRA filed disciplinary action (#2014043854401) against Lawson Financial Corporation (LFC) and its CEO and Chief Compliance Officer Robert Warren Lawson (CRD #501167) and Pamela Denise Lawson (CRD #... Read More

December 14, 2016

These days, real estate investment is more popular than ever. Real estate investments have proven lucrative for millions of Americans, and even in the aftermath of the Great Recession, many Americans are exploring such investments as a means of funding retirement or simply making money.

However, because of this popularity, real estate investment fraud is more popular than ever. Many people have been victimized by fradulent investments. Here are four signs that your real estate... Read More

December 01, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor scored a second victory in its efforts to defend its so-called fiduciary rule against a myriad of challenges when a Kansas federal judge on Monday denied an insurance agency’s bid to halt the rule.  U.S. District Judge Daniel D. Crabtree denied the Market Synergy Group Inc.’s motion for a preliminary injunction halting a portion of the new fiduciary rule, saying the DOL adequately analyzed the effect of stiffening rules around sales of fixed indexed annuities... Read More

November 10, 2016

Millions of Americans rely upon mutual funds for their retirement and other investments. These mutual funds form the backbone of a solid, well-balanced portfolio. As such, mutual fund fraud is a devastating blow to the financial wellbeing of its victims.

Part of the reason mutual fund fraud is so pernicious is that many of those invested in mutual funds don't pay attention to their investments on a daily basis- in many ways, that's the point of a mutual fund. It's not the choice for... Read More