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Western Global Airlines ESOP Stock Purchase ERISA Violations Class Action

This head-spinning class action involves an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) for employees of Western Global Airlines, Inc. and a stock purchase of 37.5% of private Western Global stock. The complaint alleges that the defendants bought the stock at an inflated price, saddled the company with enormous debt to pay for it, and forced employees  Read more

Securities, Retirement Plans, Investments, ERISA Violations
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UBS Financial YES Program High Risks and Conflicts of Interest Class Action

This class action brings suit against UBS Financial Services, Inc. for its Yield Enhancement Strategy (YES) program. The complaint makes several allegations, including that UBS concealed that the potential risks of the program were larger than the potential gains, that the accounts enabled UBS to double-dip on fees, and that UBS had a conflict of  Read more

Misrepresentations or False Statements, Investments, Breach of Fiduciary Duty
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CITIC Capital RICO Conspiracy GNC Shareholders’ Class Action

This class action is brought by minority shareholders in GNC Holdings, Inc. The complaint alleges that “a number of state-owned Chinese corporations and individuals, GNC’s Board of Directors and senior management, certain [of] GNC’s secured lenders and financial advisor” who have conspired “to enrich themselves at the expense” of other shareholders through dishonest actions that  Read more

RICO laws, Investments, Investment Losses, Fraud
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Charles Schwab Earnings from Intelligent Portfolios Program Class Action

Digital programs are increasingly used to automate everything. This class action brings suit against Charles Schwab Investment Advisory, Inc. over its digitized investment-advice “robo-advisor” program Schwab Intelligent Portfolios (SIP program). The complaint alleges that, while the SIP program advertises itself as being lower-cost than other programs in certain ways, it involves “self-dealing” by the company  Read more

Negligent Misrepresentation, Investments, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Breach of Contract
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Hospitality Investors Trust REIT Investigation

Did you lose money by following a broker’s recommendation to invest in Hospitality Investors Trust REIT? If so, you may be able to participate in a lawsuit.  We’re investigating whether brokers or financial advisors recommended this REIT to their clients, even if it was not suitable for them. A REIT is a real estate investment  Read more

Suitability Violations, Securities, Investment Losses
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Fisher Investments Unwanted Cell Phone Calls TCPA Class Action

Who is Fisher Investments, Inc.? The complaint quotes the company’s website to call it a “fee-only investment adviser serving institutional and private clients globally.” But the complaint for this class action alleges that Fisher violates the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by placing automated telemarketing calls to consumer cell phones, without first getting the owners’  Read more

Use of Automatic-Capable Dialer, Unsolicited Cell Phone Calls, TCPA, Called Number on Do Not Call Registry
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TD Ameritrade Prohibitions on Sales of AMC Stock Class Action

TD Ameritrade, Inc. is a broker that processes trading orders for consumers. The complaint for this class action alleges that on January 28, 2021, TD did not process orders for AMC securities, either prohibiting customers from making the trades or delaying in making them. The complaint alleges breaches of contract and of the implied covenant  Read more

Trading Orders, Investments, Brokerage, Breach of Contract
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Syndicated Conservation Easement Tax Strategy Rejected by IRS RICO Class Action

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) allows some conservation easements to be considered a noncash charitable contribution deduction, which can have substantial tax benefits for certain individuals. However, the easements must be placed on the property in strict compliance with the terms set by the IRS. The complaint for this class action brings suit against a  Read more

RICO, Investments
Tax Advantages, RICO laws, Investments, Fraud
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BNY Mellon Discretionary Investments Violated Agreements Class Action

BNY Mellon, NA is a subsidiary of the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation which has a wealth management division. Customers for this division may entrust funds to the bank and rely on the bank “to invest those funds at the Bank’s prudent discretion.” The bank has full investment authority over those funds. However, the  Read more

Your Bank, Investments, Discretionary Trading in Account, Breach of Fiduciary Duty
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EquiAlt $170 Million Ponzi Scheme California Class Action

“This case arises from $170 million Ponzi scheme operated by EquiAlt, LLC[,]”the complaint for this class action says in its opening line. According to the complaint, EquiAlt claims to use investor funds to buy distressed real estate and promised eight to ten percent profit with very little risk. However, the complaint claims that the promises  Read more

Securities Frauds, Ponzi Scheme, Offering or Sale of Unregistered Securities, Investments, Investment Losses, Fraud