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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 14, 2018 – Wolper Law Firm, P.A. announces that it is investigating brokerage firm Centaurus Financial, Inc. regarding its sales practices relating to structured notes, steepener notes and other long-term, illiquid securities. Structured notes and steepener notes are complex investment products that pay variable interest that often times have long-term maturity dates. If the investor chooses to sell the investment prior to maturity, they may be required to accept significant principal loss. The liquidity features of structured products are often not understood by retail investors. Many Financial Advisors market structured notes and steepener […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2018 – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have collaboratively released their “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2019, recognizing Ajamie LLP as a Best Law Firm in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Corporate Law. The ninth edition of Best Law Firms features law firms given consistently impressive performance ratings by clients and peers. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise. The rankings, presented in tiers, showcase more than 14,000 law firms ranked nationally or by metropolitan region. Firms […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2018 – On October 27th, Unlikely Heroes held its 6th Annual Recognizing Heroes awards dinner and gala, honoring Ajamie LLP’s Ryan van Steenis with a Legacy Award for his outstanding contributions to the organization as a member of its Board of Directors. The sold-out charity benefit was held at the Dallas Ritz-Carlton, and featured a live performance by multi-platinum, country music superstar, Sara Evans, a silent auction and an exclusive VIP celebrity meet-and-greet. In presenting its Legacy Award to Mr. van Steenis, Unlikely Heroes issued the following statement: “Without complaint, [Ryan] has tirelessly […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 21, 2018 – Investor advocates at The Wolper Law Firm identify the top 12 danger areas for broker fraud and advise on how to protect against broker malfeasance. With the Dow Jones Industrial Average comfortably above 25,000 and U.S. investors riding the longest bull market in this country’s history, the topic of broker fraud is likely far from most investors’ minds. That could be a mistake, according to Matt Wolper, an investor advocate and principal attorney at The Wolper Law Firm in Plantation, Florida. “Bull markets and swelling portfolios can paper over a […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2018 – Wolper Law Firm, P.A., which has a national securities litigation practice, announces that it is investigating claims involving Future Income Payments, LLC. According to Future Income Payments, LLC’s website, it claims to be “the industry leader and an innovator in buying and selling secondary market pension cash flows, often referred to as structured cash flows. In reality, Future Income Payments, LLC was not a flourishing business entity but rather a $100 million scam operated out of a Nevada strip mall. At least nine states have issued cease and desist orders, […]


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Bona Law attorney Aaron Gott criticized a proposal in the U.S. Senate to give immunity to professional licensing boards in a blog post Tuesday, August 23, arguing that the bill would do little to reform overburdensome state occupational licensing laws while taking away the most effective tool for curbing anticompetitive abuses by boards. La Jolla, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2017 – The Restoring Board Immunity Act of 2017, proposed earlier this month by Senators Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and Benjamin Sasse, would give antitrust immunity to all boards of a state if the state (1) commissions a study […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) July 25, 2017 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating OANDA Corp. (“OANDA”) on behalf of its foreign exchange trading customers. OANDA is one of the largest online foreign exchange trading platforms in the United States. It offers anyone the ability to trade foreign exchange (“Forex”) contracts which usually trade among banks and large institutions in the major interbank system. For years, OANDA has advertised that it allegedly offers “low spreads,” “competitive spreads” and “transparent” pricing with no hidden fees. As a result of its advertising, OANDA has become one the largest online […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2017 – Bigger Law Firm magazine is now available for download on Amazon Kindle as a user-friendly ebook. For just $0.99, readers can download BLF issues directly to their e-reader, iPad, phone or other mobile reading device using the Kindle app, and enjoy reading BLF on the go. The magazine, formatted specifically for Amazon Kindle, offers a user-friendly experience that allows readers to interact with each issue with ease. How Lawyers Can Use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Bigger Law Firm Magazine Volume 44 is the first BLF issue to be published […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2016 – The latest issue of the Bigger Law Firm magazine offers expert insight and advice for law firms who wish to secure their information, improve their website, streamline communication and brand assets, and boost their online marketing to gain more clients. Dipal Parmar’s feature article reveals how law firms can create a YouTube remarketing campaign that targets the people most likely to become future clients. With video being one of the most popular platforms for user engagement and online sharing, video advertising paired with remarketing can generate real engagement and reach […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 10, 2016 – The Legal 500 USA, a leading legal ranking and referral guide, has again recognized Jeffrey Haber, founder of the Law Office of Jeffrey M. Haber, for his work as a plaintiff’s attorney in securities litigation. Mr. Haber was identified in the 2016 edition as a “recommended” lawyer in the “Dispute Resolution: Securities Litigation – Plaintiff” category. Mr. Haber was also “recommended” in the 2011–2012 and 2014–2015 editions of The Legal 500 USA. The Legal 500 is an independent guide that ranks law firms and individual lawyers around the world. It […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) February 04, 2016 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating the Ivy Asset Strategy Fund and the Waddell and Reed Asset Strategy Fund for potential breaches of fiduciary duties to shareholders. The Ivy Asset Strategy Fund and the Waddell & Reed Asset Strategy Fund are total return mutual funds registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Both funds are managed by subsidiaries of Waddell & Reed Financial Inc., a public company with over $71 billion under management. The Funds’ symbols are Ivy Asset Strategy: WASAX, WASBX and WASCX; and Waddell & Reed […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 19, 2016 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating the Waddell and Reed’s Ivy High Income Fund for excessive risk and lack of disclosure. The Ivy High Income Fund is a high yield debt mutual fund that is registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940. It is managed by a subsidiary of Waddell & Reed Financial Inc., a public company with over $71 billion under management, and has retail and institutional share classes (Fund symbols: WHIAX, WHIBX and WRHIX). On December 15, 2015, Bloomberg News reported that Waddell & Reed Financial […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 19, 2016 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating various high yield bond funds listed below for potential securities law suitability violations. Since 2009, many investors, particularly retirees or those seeking income, have invested in high yield bond and income mutual funds on the advice of their broker or financial advisor. These high yield funds were sold as secure, high quality income-generating investments that had modest risk. In truth, high yield bond and income mutual funds can be high risk and speculative due to their concentration in unrated or below investment grade-rated […]


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New York, New York: Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating the Third Avenue Focused Credit Institutional Fund (TFCIX) and Investor Fund (TFCVX) for potential securities fraud violations. The Third Avenue Focused Credit Fund is a high yield and distressed debt mutual fund that is registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940. It is managed by Third Avenue Management LLC, headquartered in New York, New York, and has both retail and institutional share classes. On December 9, 2015, shareholders in the Third Avenue Focused Credit Fund received a letter notifying them that the Board of Trustees had decided to […]


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New York, New York (Law Firm Newswire) December 11, 2015 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating investor losses from oil, gas and energy stocks, master limited partnerships (“MLPs”) and funds, including those listed below. Over the last year, these investments have fallen 50% and more, and many are cutting their distributions to investors so that they are no longer high-yield, income investments. Many income-seeking investors, particularly retirees, were advised by their brokers and financial advisors to invest in these stocks and funds because there were supposedly safe and secure income-generating investments, similar to bonds, with modest risk. Many […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) September 29, 2015 – Zamansky LLC announces it is investigating asset-backed securities bonds that may have suffered losses due to the Volkswagen (OTC: VLKAY) emissions scandal. In particular, the investigation concerns bonds backed by car dealer inventories, known as dealer floorplan ABS such VWMT 2014-1. Car dealers who were told to immediately halt sales of popular 2015 and 2016 models, including Volkswagen’s Jetta and Beetle convertible due to emissions irregularities, may have products that cannot be sold. The full damage of the emissions scandal may not be clear to bondholders for a long time. […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 2, 2015 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating the BlackGold Opportunity Fund LLC and BlackGold Opportunity Offshore Fund LLC (the “BlackGold Funds”), over large losses reported to investors. The BlackGold Funds are the $2 billion hedge funds managed by KKR-owned BlackGold Capital Management, Inc. The investigation concerns the April 2, 2015, report by Bloomberg News that auditors increased the losses reported to BlackGold Funds investors from 6% to 17%. The increase was the result of differences in the valuation of energy bonds held by the BlackGold Funds. These losses came weeks […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 2, 2015 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating Lynn Tilton’s “Zohar” Loan Funds, the collateralized loan funds managed under the names Patriarch Partners, LLC, Patriarch Partners XIII, LLC, Patriarch Partners XIV LLC and Patriarch Partners XV, LLC (“Zohar Funds”). The investigation concerns the allegations against investment advisor Lynn Tilton and the Zohar Funds made by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). On March 25, 2015, the SEC filed an Administrative Proceeding alleging that Tilton issued misleading values of the Zohar Fund’s CLO holdings to inflate management fees charged to the […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) February 20, 2015 – Notice is hereby given a class action lawsuit has been filed today, February 20, 2015, in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York by an investor individually and on behalf of all other investors who purchased or otherwise acquired common stock of Virtus Investment Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTS) (“Virtus”) between May 28, 2013 and December 22, 2014 (the “Class Period”). The Class Action Complaint alleges that Virtus and certain of its officers and/or directors violated sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Virtus […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2014 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. (NasdaqGS: FRSH) (“Papa Murphy’s) over its disclosures to investors. Papa Murphy’s which is based in Vancouver, Washington owns, operates, and franchises Take ‘N’ Bake pizza stores. These are stores where customers purchase assembled pizzas to bake and serve at home. On June 9, 2014 Seeking Alpha published an article forecasting imminent declines in Papa Murphy’s EBITDA and a possible 80% decline in stock price, due to a request by franchisees for a moratorium on fees. The article reports that […]


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