Each state has its own securities laws. The following are selected sections of the New Mexico securities laws that are generally applicable in FINRA arbitrations.
188.8.131.52 PROHIBITED BUSINESS PRACTICES BY BROKER-DEALERS: The following are deemed to be unethical and dishonest conduct or practices by a broker-dealer under Section 58-13C-412C(13) NMSA 1978 without limiting those terms to the practices specified herein:
A. causing any unreasonable delay in the delivery of securities purchased by any of its customers, or in the payment upon request of free credit balances reflecting completed transactions of any of its customers;
B. inducing trading in a customer’s account which is excessive in size or frequency in view of the financial resources and character of the account;
C.recommending to a customer the purchase, sale or exchange of any securities without reasonable grounds to believe that the recommendation is suitable for the customer on the basis of information furnished by the customer after reasonable inquiry concerning the customer’s investment objectives, financial situation and needs, and any other information known by the broker-dealer;
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