Each state has its own securities laws. The following are selected sections of the South Dakota securities laws that are generally applicable in FINRA arbitrations.
20:08:03:06. Dishonest and unethical practices, broker-dealer, broker-dealer agents. Any broker-dealer or agent who engages in one or more of the following practices shall be deemed to have engaged in dishonest or unethical practices as used in SDCL 47-31B-412(d)(13) and such conduct may constitute grounds for denial, suspension, or revocation of registration or such other action authorized by statute.
(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 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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