Each state has its own securities laws. The following are selected sections of the South Carolina securities laws that are generally applicable in FINRA arbitrations.
FRAUD AND LIABILITIES
13-501. Dishonest or Unethical Practices by Broker-Dealers and Agents. [SC ADC 13-501]
A. Broker-Dealers. Each broker-dealer shall observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade in the conduct of their business. Acts and practices, including but not limited to the following, are considered contrary to such standards and may constitute grounds for denial, suspension or revocation of registration, imposition of administrative fines, or such other action authorized by statute:
(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 broker-dealer.
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