A: Both state and federal laws may apply to this case, depending on the nature of the investment. Pennsylvania has multiple requirements for brokers and financial advisors, which if not followed, could result in liability. Double dealing and insider trading are common kinds of actionable lawsuits. You may also have state or federal fraud, breach of contract and/or misrepresentation claims. It is advisable to speak to a professional malpractice lawyer to discuss the specifics of the case and determine viability of other options, such as filing administrative complaints with state and federal agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission.
For more information about the different kinds of misrepresentation actionable under Pennsylvania law, click here.
More Pennsylvania Stock Broker/Financial Advisor Liability Articles:
- Stock Broker Fraud in Pennsylvania – Damages Available Under the Pennsylvania Securities Act
- Pennsylvania Securities Civil Litigation Lawyer Article: The Statute of Limitations in Securities Cases
- Pennsylvania Commercial Law: Breach of Contract and the Duty to Mitigate Damages (Part Two)
- Pennsylvania Commercial Law: Breach of Contract and Damages (Part One)
For more information, contact a Pennsylvania professional liability lawyer.
The lawyers at Schwartz & Blackman handle professional liability matters in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area:
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- NJ: Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Camden, Cherry Hill, New Jersey shore cities
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Published: September 30, 2012