The White Law Group announces the filing of a FINRA Arbitration claim against Proequities, Inc. involving a high risk oil & gas investment.
The claim, filed by The White Law Group, was submitted to FINRA Dispute Resolution on behalf of a Big Lake, Minnesota resident alleging claims for violation of common law fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and negligent supervision.
The claim further alleges that Proequities, Inc. unsuitably invested the client in the following:
The claim seeks damages between $50,000 and $100,000.
“We believe there are many more investors who have suffered losses in oil and gas investments who just don’t realize they have recourse, or may be unaware of any wrongdoing,” said D. Daxton White, managing partner of The White Law Group, a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, investor protection and securities regulatory/compliance law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Vero Beach, Florida.
“Brokerage firms are required to supervise their advisors to ensure that they are complying with FINRA rules. If it can be determined that the financial advisor violated FINRA rules and the employers failed to adequately supervise him, these firms can be held responsible for any resulting losses in a FINRA arbitration claim.”
Before recommending an investment, a broker-dealer has a fiduciary duty to adequately disclose the risks involved in the investment and to perform the necessary due diligence to determine whether the investment is suitable for the investor.
It is alleged that Proequities, Inc. failed to perform the necessary due diligence on these investments prior to recommending them to these particular investors.
Finally, it is alleged that Bradley Freimark (CRD #2883389) was the financial advisor of record at the time of the investment recommendations. According to FINRA Broker Check, Freimark has 25 customer complaints since 2011, including allegations of negligence, misrepresentation and unsuitable investments.
FINRA Dispute Resolution is an arbitration venue for investors with claims against their brokerage firm or financial professional. It provides investors with an opportunity to attempt to recoup their investment losses and is an alternative to filing such claims in court.
For more information on the claim filed by The White Law Group, please contact the firm at 1-888-637-5510.
The White Law Group is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, and investor protection law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Vero Beach, Florida. Please visit https://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com for more information.