Month: April 2011

Revised Discovery Guide and Document Production Lists for Customer Arbitration Proceedings – Regulatory Notice 11-17

FINRA announced in Regulatory Notice 11-17 that a revised Discovery Guide and Document Production Lists for Customer Arbitration Proceedings was approved by the SEC and will be effective May 16, 2011 (and apply to customer cases filed on or after such date). The revised Discovery Guide changes not only the format, but also substantive changes that expand the scope …

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Both FINRA and SEC Bring Actions Regarding Due Diligence on Unsuccessful Private Placements

On April 7, 2011, both FINRA and the SEC announced actions both broker-dealers and supervisory personnel in connection with sales of private placement offerings without adequate due diligence. The actions relate to private placement offerings of Medical Capital Holdings, Inc. (MedCap), Provident Royalties and DBSI – all entangled in various levels of litigation, SEC enforcement or arbitration. In summary, …

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