The claim, filed by The White Law Group, was submitted to FINRA Dispute Resolution on behalf of a Florida retiree alleging claims for violation of common law fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and negligent supervision. The claim further alleges that TransAm Securities unsuitably invested the client in Inland American REIT, Cole Collateralized Senior Notes IV, Inland Western REIT, Florida Capital, DBSI, Platinum Energy Oil and Gas, Ridgewood Energy Oil and Gas, Cypress Equipment Leasing, Leaf Equipment Leasing, Atlas, and Healthcare Trust of America.
Before recommending an investment, a broker-dealer has a fiduciary duty to adequately disclose the risks involved in the investment and to perform the necessary due diligence to determine whether the investment is suitable for the investor. It is alleged that TransAm Securities failed to perform the necessary due diligence on these investments prior to recommending them to these particular investors.
FINRA Dispute Resolution is an arbitration venue for investors with claims against their brokerage firm or financial professional. It provides investors with an opportunity to attempt to recoup their investment losses and is an alternative to filing such claims in court.
For more information on the claim filed by The White Law Group, please contact the firm's Chicago office at 312-238-9650.
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