Each state has its own securities laws. The following are selected sections of the North Carolina securities laws that are generally applicable in FINRA arbitrations.
18 NCAC 06A .1414 DISHONEST/UNETHICAL PRACTICES OF DEALERS AND SALESMEN
a) All dealers and salesmen shall observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade in the conduct of their business and shall give particular attention to any conflicts of interest that may arise or exist. Acts and practices, including but not limited to those set forth in Paragraphs (b), (c), and (d) in this Rule, are considered contrary to such standards and may constitute grounds for denial, suspension or revocation of registration or censure of the registrant or such other action authorized by statute.
(b) Dishonest or unethical business practices in the securities business as used in G.S. 78A 39(a)(2)g. with regard to dealers include, but are not limited to, the following:
(2)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;
(3)Recommending to a customer 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 reasonable inquiry concerning the customer’s investment objectives, financial situation and needs, and any other relevant information known by the dealer;
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