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      Significant Recent Decisions

Michael and Gwendolyn Slack v. Joseph J. Coffey and Merrill Lynch, NYSE 2003-014692. Action for breach of fiduciary duty and negligent supervision. Settled in favor of the Slacks in January, 2005, in an amount required to be kept confidential. The terms of the agreement can be reviewed by examining the Joseph J. Coffey CRD which appears on the websites of the NASD and the Pennsylvania Securities Commission.

Robert A. and Lynne H. Sheppard; action for unsuitability and improper tax advice; NASD 06-03779. Settled October 25, 2007, for $45,000.00


    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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