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Nolan v Merrill Lynch - $1.775 Million Concentration Award

In October 2006, an NASD arbitration panel in San Francisco, CA ordered Merrill Lynch to pay $1.775 Million to a Claimant. Claimant alleged that Merrill Lynch failed to provide suitable recommendations for hedging or diversifying a concentrated Dell stock position during and after a lockup period. Dr. McCann testified on behalf of the Claimants.

Cherry et al v Raymond James Annuity - $577,000 Award

In October 2006, an NASD arbitration panel in Birmingham, AL ordered Raymond James to pay seven Claimants $577,000 in out of pocket losses plus attorneys' fees, expert witness fees and interest over the sale of annuities into IRA rollovers.

Bouse et al v Wedbush Morgan Securities, Inc. - $3.8 Million CMO Award

In May 2006, an NASD arbitration panel in Los Angeles, CA ordered Wedbush to pay 22 clients of its Newport Beach branch and their attorneys $3.8 Million. Wedbush sold Claimants lower tranche manufactured housing CMOs as good substitutes for bank CDs, suitable for "widows and orphans." Dr. McCann testified that the CMO's were highly speculative and not suitable for risk adverse bond investors. He also testified that this failure to make complete and accurate disclosures was a breach of the...

Stockhausen v Citigroup Global Markets (SSB), Jack Grubman - $452,363 Award

In May 2006, an NASD arbitration panel in Chicago, IL ordered Citigroup to pay Joseph and Karen Stockhausen $325,000 in compensatory damages, $97,500 in attorneys' fees and $29,863.64 in costs. Dr. McCann testified that the exercise and hold strategy for handling non-qualified stock options is almost always unsuitable, that Jack Grubman manipulated his valuation methodologies to double his valuation on WorldCom in the face of deteriorating fundamentals at WorldCom and that the Stockhausens...

Yellen et al v Citigroup Global Markets (SSB) - $536,500 Award

In May 2006, an NASD arbitration panel in Tampa, FL ordered Citigroup to pay Barry Yellen and his advisory clients $462,500 in compensatory damages, plus at least $74,000 in prejudgment interest. Dr. McCann testified that Jack Grubman manipulated his valuation methodologies to double his valuation on WorldCom in the face of deteriorating fundamentals at WorldCom.

Carruthers v Citigroup Global Markets (SSB) - $900,000 Award

In February 2006, an NASD arbitration panel in Cleveland, OH ordered Citigroup to pay Suzanne and Joseph Carruthers $900,000. The Carruthers had alleged that SSB provided flawed and biased proposals designed to influence them to choose a more risky asset mix than they would have chosen had SSB made a full and balanced proposal. Dr. McCann testified that SSB's Consulting Group investment presentations were incomplete and biased. He also testified that the Carruthers suffered $900,000 in...

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