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J. P. Morgan Securities, LLC (“J. P. Morgan”) employed San Francisco Financial Advisor Edward Turley (“Mr. Turley”) and it is being sued for his alleged misconduct involving a highly speculative trading investment strategy in highly leveraged accounts. We represent a family in the Midwest who built a successful manufacturing business and entrusted their savings to J. P. Morgan and its financial advisor and lost millions of dollars. We have filed a FINRA arbitration proceeding on behalf of our clients against the brokerage firm and summarized the allegations below.

Mr. Turley and one of our clients were members of the Citation Jet Pilot Owners Association (“CJP”).  Our clients were solicited to open accounts with J. P. Morgan along with other CJP members. This is the fourth case filed against J. P. Morgan for Mr. Turley’s alleged misrepresentations and misleading statements relating to recommended investments and an investment strategy that were not only allegedly unsuitable but allegedly mismanaged by the  J.P. Morgan investment adviser and stockbroker in clients’ accounts. Continue Reading

J.P. Morgan Clearing Corp. (JPMCC) of Brooklyn, New York and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (JPMS) of New York, New York submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Department of Enforcement of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for alleged unsuitable broker activity.

The Suitability Rule (FINRA Rule 2011) is the most fundamental rule brokerage firms and associates must abide by in recommending investments to customers. Brokers must recommend appropriate investments given the customer’s objectives, financial condition, tax status, etc. This rule lays out the three main suitability obligations requiring brokers to (i) perform due diligence to understand the risks of an investment or investment strategy, and determine whether it is suitable for anyone, (ii) have a reasonable basis for believing the investment strategy is suitable for the particular customer based on that customer’s investment profile; and (iii) have a reasonable basis for believing that a series of securities transactions are not excessive (if the broker has control over the account). In the case of JPMCC and JPMS, FINRA found that JPMS failed to send letters to customer accounts confirming changes in their investment objectives.

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