CASE NO. 17-00952
Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 at 2:47 pm
Erez Law represented an elderly Puerto Rico investor and his wife that sustained significant losses in UBS proprietary closed-end funds that invested predominantly in Puerto Rico bonds as well as losses as in Puerto Rico bonds. The final hearing lasted eight days. David Lugo was the broker for the investors at UBS. The Claimants alleged that Mr. Lugo and UBS recommended an over concentrated and unsuitable position in the UBS Puerto Rico funds and Puerto Rico bonds. The FINRA panel awarded the Claimants $1,880,000. The Award is significant in that the investors’ net out-of-pocket losses were $1.1M and the award is significantly in excess of the net out-of-pocket losses.