Vega Capital London Manipulation of WTI Oil Futures Contracts Class Action

On April 20, 2020, on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), the price of the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) light sweet crude oil futures contracts to expire in May were trading at negative $37.63 a barrel—meaning that sellers had to pay buyers to take the oil off their hands. The complaint for this class action  Read more

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EquiAlt Real Estate Securities Ponzi Scheme Class Action

The sales agents were unlicensed, the securities were unregistered, the investors were not accredited, and the investors’ money did not go where they thought it would go: This was EquiAlt and its Ponzi scheme, says the complaint for this class action. The first defendant is Paul Wassgren, who was a partner, at different times, at  Read more

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Insurance Office of America Inflated Securities RICO Class Action

This class action brings suit against Insurance Office of America, Inc. (IOA) and IOA Group, LLC, alleging that the company ran a Ponzi scheme that inflated stock prices. It also claims that the company defrauded its employees, customers, and independent sales agents and overbilled customers with fraudulent fees added to premiums.  Read more

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WeWork Investors Claim Company Misled Them Class Action

The fall of the We Company, also known as WeWork, was described as “one of the most spectacular flameouts in recent corporate history.” Its company valuation fell by 90% in a single year. This class action claims that WeWork misled the public about the company’s actions and intentions, violating the California Corporations Code.  Read more

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United States Oil Fund Investment Losses Investigation

Did you lose a large amount of money on your investment with the exchange-traded fund (ETF) United States Oil Fund, LP (USO)? Do your losses on this fund add up to $250,000 or more? We’re investigating whether certain statements made by USO in its March 2020 registration statement might have been false or misleading, giving  Read more

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Fidelity Life Mutual Conversion to Stock Ownership Class Action

When a mutual insurance company is converted to a stock insurance company, the plan may be complicated. The complaint for this class action alleges that when Fidelity Life Association underwent its conversion, the results were not what the mutual members believed would happen. The complaint brings suit against Fidelity Life and its Members Mutual Holding  Read more

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Security Benefit Life Insurance EIA Annuities False Illustrations RICO Class Action

This class action is about certain equity-indexed deferred annuities (EIAs) sold by Security Benefit Life Insurance Company. The complaint alleges that Secure Benefit provided deliberate misinformation on the annuities’ potential performance while rigging the rules for them so that they provided little or no return. The complaint alleges violations of the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt  Read more

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Uniti Group (UNIT) Improper Spin-Off, Misleading Info Securities Class Action

Publicly-held companies—those who sell their stock to the general public—are required to make regular reports on those companies and to disseminate only truthful information about their practices, finances, condition, and other matters. The complaint for this class action alleges that Uniti Group and its CEO and CFO    Read more

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Match Group Fake Love Interest Ads and Securities Prices Class Action

Where do securities and love intersect? In this complaint, which alleges that Match Group, Inc., the dating and matchmaking company, violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The complaint claims the company made false or misleading statements to investors and failed to disclose adverse information, in order to boost the price of its securities.  Read more

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Raymond James Processing Fee Settlement

This settlement resolves two different class actions, one against Raymond James and Associates and the other against Raymond James Financial Services. The complaints made similar allegations, that is, that Raymond James charged a “processing fee” to customers who took part in its Passport Investment Account Program, sometimes labeled as a miscellaneous fee on trade confirmations.  Read more

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