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      Significant Recent Decisions

Jack G. Bair v. Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith and Barry M. Barbush; NASD 05-04460; action for breach of fiduciary duty and unsuitability. This matter was settled following mediation held in Philadelphia, Pa., on December 30, 2005. While the terms are confidential, they may be viewed on Barry Barbush's CRD as available through the websites of NASD and the Pennsylvania Securities Commission.

Klinge Corporation v. RTI Technologies, Inc.; American Arbitration # 14 115 E01202 07; action to recover cost of upkeep of HVAC system not performed by the tenant. $44,734.52 was sought and awarded on May 12, 2008.


    We litigate the claims of individual investors who have been wronged by their stockbroker or investment advisor.
    Stockbroker misconduct comes in many forms. By number, the three largest complaints involve breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and investment unsuitability. The unifying element of these complaints is the notion that the investor is not receiving appropriate recommendations given that investor's risk tolerance, investment sophistication, and financial circumstances.  Every investor participates in a market that swings both ways, up and down. Losses from ordinary market forces are always a possibility. Losses resulting from broker inattention to your account are recoverable. Losses resulting from broker self-dealing are recoverable. Losses resulting from the broker's failure to tailor an investment plan consistent with your needs are recoverable.

Attorney Joseph C. Korsak

403 South Allen Street, State College, PA 16801
(717) 880-3759


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