Case Results

Erez Law’s mission is to recover investment losses from brokerage firms. Erez Law has recovered investment losses of over $175 million from brokerage firms and has successfully represented over 1000 clients. We have the experience, strategies and resources to maximize recoveries for defrauded investors through trial or negotiation. Erez Law has tried over 40 cases to verdict and consistently achieved exceptional results for its clients and is regarded as a preeminent trial firm.

$900,000

SETTLEMENT

$900,000 recovery for a group of investors

$900,000 recovery for a group of investors alleging they were defrauded by the same broker in a purported guaranteed-investment scheme.

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$900,000

SETTLEMENT

$900,000 recovery in an NASD arbitration

$900,000 recovery in an NASD arbitration for an international businessman, alleging negligent advice in a financial plan and the misuse of currency trading on margin as a hedge against the account.

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$861,517

CASE NO. 16-01829

Eric Kaplan and Bonnie Kaplan v. Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.

Erez Law represented a Florida couple in their 60s that sustained significant losses in oil stocks in their Oppenheimer brokerage account and with Evan Fischer their financial advisor. The Claimants alleged that the oil stocks were high risk, unsuitable and that they were presented to them as conservative investments that would preserve their principal and provide income. When the price of oil declined in 2014-2016, the oil companies largely filed for bankruptcy or were restructured. Claimants lost nearly their entire investments in the oil stocks that made up a large percentage of their portfolio. Jeffrey Erez, Esq. of Erez Law tried the case in Boca Raton, Florida over 9 days. Oppenheimer vehemently denied liability. The FINRA panel awarded the Erez Law clients $800,000 as well as $61,517 for costs incurred in the case. The Award is significant in that the Claimants were able to recover significantly more than their net out-of-pocket losses in the oil stocks and a high percentage of their capital losses in these investments.

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$850,000

SETTLEMENT

$850,000 recovery for a group of investors

$850,000 recovery for a group of investors in a principal guaranteed mutual fund investing program; significantly, the firm made the recovery against a brokerage firm that served as the introducing firm for a failed broker dealer.

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$850,000

CASE NO. 05-02371

$850,000 verdict against Morgan Stanley for a retired, elderly World War II hero in a mutual fund fraud case

$850,000 verdict against Morgan Stanley for a retired, elderly World War II hero in a mutual fund fraud case, including $600,000 in well-managed portfolio damages and $250,000 in punitive damages, where the net out of pocket losses were $370,000.

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$850,000

SETTLEMENT

$850,000 recovery following an NASD arbitration trial

$850,000 recovery following an NASD arbitration trial for two physicians who were give negligent advice on how to hedge or protect a large concentrated stock position.

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$831,000

CASE NO. 11-03927

Russell Rupp and Linda Rupp v. RBC Capital Markets, LLC

Erez Law recovered $831,000 including $250,000 in punitive damages, prejudgment interest and costs for investors who sustained losses in Lehman Brothers preferred stock, PowerShares Financial Preferred and Alpine Dynamic Dividend Fund/Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund. The Award is notable for awarding full losses on Lehman Brothers preferred stock and PowerShared Financial Preferred as well as prejudgment interest. The arbitrators’ award of punitive damages is also rare and was awarded based on findings that the broker falsified the investors’ questionnaire and misrepresented that Lehman Brothers was backed by the US Government.

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$698,040

CASE NO. 15-03264

FINRA panel awards nearly 100% of investor’s capital losses and fees

Jose Pastrana v. UBS Financial Services, Inc. and UBS Financial Services of Puerto Rico, Inc. Erez Law represented an investor that sustained significant losses primarily in proprietary UBS closed-end funds invested in Puerto Rico bonds. The financial advisor was Alexandra Amador who had herself sued UBS for misleading her in regards to the same funds. The Claimant alleged that UBS recommended an unsuitable and over-concentrated investment in high risk Puerto Rico funds. The FINRA panel awarded compensatory damages in the amount of $435,623, costs of $26,936, attorney’s fees of $102,000 and rescission of the current illiquid fund holdings. The Award is significant in that it represents nearly 100% of the investors’ capital losses, plus costs, attorney’s fees and rescission.

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$635,000

SETTLEMENT

Recovered $635,000 from a major brokerage firm

Recovered $635,000 from a major brokerage firm for a client who lost money investing in Puerto Rico bonds using an extensive level margin. Erez Law brought claims based upon the unsuitability of the investments, misrepresentations and failure to make adequate disclosures, amongst other things. The arbitration case was filed with FINRA Dispute Resolution and was settled very close to the start of the trial date.

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$522,873

CASE NO. 10-04056

Donald A. Hausfeld and Judith A. Hausfeld v. Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc.

Erez Law recovered a total of $522,873 inclusive of interest, attorneys’ fees and costs against Morgan Keegan in connection with its sale of the RMK Advantage Income Fund. The panel awarded attorneys’ fees based upon a finding that Morgan Keegan violated the Georgia Securities Act. Notably, the panel awarded interest from November 2004, when our client made their investment in the RMK Fund through the date of the final hearing in April 2012.

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