If your broker recommended you invest in FS Investment Corporation II, you may have a legal claim to recover losses you have suffered.
MSC Income Fund, formerly known as HMS Income Fund, is a principal investment fund that works to provide debt and equity financing solutions primarily to private U.S. companies. According to Hines Securities’ website, a new advisory agreement approved by HMS Income fund’s shareholders, the subsidiary of Main Street Capital Corporation that had been serving as the Fund’s sub-advisor is now the sole investment advisor and administrator of the Fund. Because of this transaction, HMS Income Fund is now known as MSC Income Fund, Inc.
Healthcare Trust Inc. is a publicly registered non-traded REIT (real estate investment trust) that was sponsored by AR Global. Healthcare Trust Inc. was originally known as American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust II, Inc. Healthcare Trust was a high risk investment, and it should have only been recommended to investors who could afford a complete loss of their investment. Brokers and brokerage firms who did not conduct appropriate due diligence or unsuitably recommended their clients invest in Healthcare Trust Inc. may be liable for losses suffered by investors
Winning the War on Opioids: A Behind the Scenes Look at The Largest and Most Complex Deal In The History of Jurisprudence
In a deal the Washington Post called “the largest civil action in U.S. history,” the terms for the formal global settlement agreement with opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and the “Big Three” drug distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson were just announced.
J.D. Phillips Jr, Previously Registered Broker From MetLife Securities, Accused of Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices
J.D. Phillips, whose full name is John Dalton Phillips, Jr., previously registered broker with MetLife Securities, Inc., is the subject of multiple customer disputes, according to BrokerCheck, an online broker research online tool offered by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Five of these disputes have been resolved, and four remain pending.
Previously Registered Investment Adviser Jeffrey Raymond Dixson Allegedly Made Unsuitable Investment Recommendations
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has published a BrokerCheck report on previously registered broker and investment adviser Jeffrey Raymond Dixson, showing multiple customer disputes and one regulatory dispute.
As of this writing, Dixson has been the subject of 20 customer disputes, nine of which are still pending. He also faced a regulatory dispute in 2007.
Recently, professional athletes and various high-profile celebrities have joined in on the boom of SPACs (Special Purpose Acquisition Companies), causing the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission to caution investors about investments in SPACs. Athletes like Stephen Curry, Serena Williams, Alex Rodriguez, and Colin Kaepernick are among those notable names who have invested in SPACs.
FINRA registered broker Masood Husain Azad (also known as Mike H. Azad) has been barred by the regulatory authority following allegations from clients dating back to 2017. First Allied Securities Inc. terminated Mr. Azad’s employment in May of 2017 following allegations of violating a Firm policy regarding borrowing money from clients. Azad was also allegedly engaging in outside business activity and unapproved private securities transactions.
Ameriprise Broker Mark Joseph Sachse Discharged and Barred Following Allegations of Fraud and Misconduct
Mark Joseph Sachse is a previously registered broker and investment adviser who has been barred by FINRA following allegations of violating company policies and recommending unsuitable investments to his clients.
According to FINRA’s BrokerCheck, James Henry Dresselaers has had his FINRA registration revoked as of December 2019 following failure to pay fines and/or costs. The former broker had 34 years of experience in the securities industry associated with six different firms. Including three regulatory finals, there have been eight disclosures involving Mr. Dresselaers.
Levin Papantonio Rafferty may be able to help you recover your losses in the Hospitality Investors Trust. Hospitality Investors Trust (HIT) is a publicly registered non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT), formerly known as American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust. Thousands of investors who were sold HIT have suffered severe losses. Shares were originally sold to most investors at $25 a share. The estimated current value of a share based on limited secondary trading values is less than $1, and HIT has now filed for bankruptcy.
Experts have yet to identify the factors that prompted the collapse of a condo in Surfside, Florida. Knowing what brought the 12-story building down will be essential to evaluating the safety of other buildings, as well as to determine legal liability for residents who seek to recover damages.
Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle committed to having a grand jury study the building’s collapse and start paving the way to accountability for the disaster.
The judge who is presiding over a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) for Paraquat lawsuits scheduled a conference for June 23, 2021, wherein defendants’ and plaintiffs’ lawyers will meet for the first time. Plaintiffs in the lawsuits consist largely of agricultural workers and farmers who developed Parkinson’s disease after being exposed to the Paraquat herbicide.
Broker Tamber King Proctor Accused of Unsuitable Recommendations of NorthStar REIT and FS Energy & Power Fund
Two investors have filed complaints against previously registered broker Tamber King Proctor, according to Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) BrokerCheck report. Both complaints center on Proctor’s activities while working for LPL Financial LLC, in Waynesboro, MS. One dispute settled, while the other remains pending.
A BrokerCheck report on previously registered broker and investment adviser Joia Evans reveals that Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has barred her from acting as a broker or otherwise associating with a broker-dealer firm.
Evans, who worked as a registered broker with TIAA-CREF between 2015 and 2020, also went by the names of Joia Thomas and Joia Webb. Prior to her employment with TIAA-CREF, Evans worked as a broker for Edward Jones from 2014-2015.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has issued a BrokerCheck report on David Brian Zuber, a previously registered broker and investment adviser that FINRA has barred from acting as a broker or otherwise associating with a broker-dealer firm.
Zuber worked with Securities America, Inc. starting in February 2011. He also was employed by Arbor Point Advisors (as of September 2016) and JK Investment Group, Inc. (March 2011 to August 2016).
FINRA has barred previously registered broker Philip Joseph Sparacino. Additionally, the New Jersey Bureau of Securities opened an investigation after he allegedly employed a device, scheme, or artifice to defraud customers. Prior to being barred, Mr. Sparacino had 11 years of experience with six different firms.
Since at least June of 2019, Sparacino had allegedly been engaging in a pattern of unauthorized, excessive, unsuitable, and fraudulent trading activity on behalf of customers.
The first trial among multiple claims filed against Paraquat makers and distributors was delayed. It was the most recent of several delays for this highly anticipated litigation. The claim involves a man who developed Parkinson’s disease after decades of exposure to Paraquat.
Thomas Hoffman worked as a farmer. According to his complaint, the plaintiff was first exposed to Paraquat when he was in the fifth grade, and the exposure continued for decades in the course of Hoffman’s farming work. He died in 2017, only 23 days after filing his lawsuit.
Brian Patrick Horsman is a previously FINRA-registered broker who was registered with Blue Sand Securities LLC from 2007 until October of 2020. According to Horsman’s BrokerCheck profile, he has 16 years of experience from working with three firms.