Each state has its own securities laws. The following are selected sections of the Georgia securities laws that are generally applicable in FINRA arbitrations.
590-4-2-.14 Dishonest or Unethical Business Practices.
(1) Every person registered or required to be registered as a dealer, limited dealer,
salesperson and limited salesperson shall observe high standards of commercial honor
and just and equitable principles of trade in the conduct of business.
(a) The Commissioner may, at his or her discretion, take such action as authorized by
Code Section 10-5-4 regarding any dealer, limited dealer, salesperson or limited
salesperson for any of the following grounds:
2. inducing trading in a customer’s account that is excessive in size or frequency in
view of the financial resources and character of the account (i.e., churning);
3. recommending to a customer or inducing the purchase, sale or exchange of any
security without reasonable grounds to believe that such transaction or recommendation is suitable for the customer based upon a reasonable inquiry concerning the customer’s investment objectives, financial situation and needs, tax status, other security holdings, and any other relevant information known by the dealer, limited dealer, salesperson, or limited salesperson;
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