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Justice Word Engraved Supreme Court Rules that Title VII Bars Discrimination Against LGBTQ Employees! - Rejoice! This is a great day for justice and the rule of law. In a six to three ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act bars discrimination… ... Read More
FINRA is Postponing All In-Person Arbitration Proceedings Scheduled through July 3, 2020 - FINRA announced yesterday that due to the continuing covid-19 disease pandemic all in-person arbitration and mediation proceedings scheduled through July 3, 2020 are administratively postponed. Parties who have cases scheduled for in-person hearings through that… ... Read More
SEC, Justice Department Begin Investigations of Senator Burr, Others - On March 25, 2020, I wrote about a lawsuit filed against North Carolina Senator Richard Burr over his dumping of stocks in the early days of the covid-19 pandemic. In the complaint, a shareholder of Wyndham… ... Read More
Law Firms and ABC Stores are “Essential” - When I read Wake County’s March 26 stay-at home order I had two questions:  Can I go to my office? And can I stop at the ABC store on the way home? The answers:  yes… ... Read More
Senator Burr Sued for Insider Trading in Violation of the STOCK Act - Two days ago, North Carolina Senator Richard Burr was sued by a shareholder in Wyndham Hotels and Resorts in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. In the complaint, the plaintiff alleged… ... Read More
Justice Word Engraved Wake County Courts Postpone Cases in Response to Coronavirus - On Friday, March 13, 2020, officials of Wake County Superior Court announced that some but not all pending court cases will be postponed for at least 30 days. The Court's memorandum to members of the… ... Read More
FINRA Arbitration Claims Likely to Spike due to Current Market Crash - At present, the stock market appears to be in free-fall, with most major market indices down approximately 25% in the past two weeks. The extent of the current crash and the duration of the recovery… ... Read More
Does Your Securities Broker or Investment Advisor have Errors and Omissions Insurance? - When shopping for an investment firm, or during your next meeting with your financial professional, ask whether the firm carries errors and omissions insurance. This type of insurance, also known and “E&O coverage,” insures against… ... Read More
Justice Word Engraved Federal Bar Association Rebukes Trump for Interferring in Roger Stone Case - The Federal Bar Association is the nation's oldest and most prestigious organization of attorneys and judges who share a common interest in the welfare of the federal court system. On February 19, 2020, in response… ... Read More
Justice Word Engraved Happy New Year! Federal Court Strikes Down North Carolina’s Racist Voter ID Law - In an order dated December 31, 2019, Judge Loretta C. Biggs ruled that North Carolina's racist voter identifcation law violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments of the… ... Read More
Edward Jones Twice Denied Injunction Requests Against Ex-Brokers - In two cases decided within the last 30 days, Edward Jones was denied requests for injunctions against former brokers it accused of stealing trade secrets and soliciting customers. Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P. v.… ... Read More
Justice Word Engraved NC is One of Two States Selected to Pilot a Program to Increase Reporting of Elder Financial Exploitation - North Carolina is one of two states that will implement a pilot program to facilitate the reporting of suspected cases of financial abuse of the elderly. A new federal grant has created a secure, unified… ... Read More
Andrew Whiteman Appointed to Grievance Committee - Andrew Whiteman has been appointed to serve on the Grievance Committee of the Tenth Judicial District Bar. The Tenth Judicial District Grievance Committee is made of attorneys and laypeople.  This Committee receives referrals from the… ... Read More
U.S. Supreme Court to Decide whether the SEC has the Authority to Order Disgorgement of Illegal Profits - On November 6, 2019, the United States Supreme Court agreed to decide a case that challenged the SEC’s power to seek disgorgement in court as a penalty for securities law violation. In the case of… ... Read More
Investor Advocates Call on FINRA to Immediately Stop the Expungement of Customer Complaints - The Public Investor Arbitration Bar Association (known as PIABA) is a nationwide association of attorneys who advocate for investors through litigation and arbitration and regulatory reform. In a report prepared by The PIABA Foundation, titled… ... Read More