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$6.875 Million Popular Securities Award

In October 2021, a FINRA arbitration panel in San Juan, Puerto Rico ordered Popular Securities to pay $6,876,103 in compensatory damages and costs. Eddie O'Neal testified on liability and damages over Popular's recommendation of leveraged Puerto Rican municipal bond funds.

Puglisi v Citigroup - $750,000 MAT Five Award

In November 2011, a FINRA arbitration panel in Newark, NJ ordered Citigroup to pay Claimant $706,759 plus pre-judgment interest over the sale of Citigroup's MAT Five leveraged municipal bond hedge fund. The award was made after a hearing wherein the Claimant alleged that Respondent breached contractual and fiduciary duties and misrepresented the hedge fund. Dr. McCann testified on behalf of the Claimant.

Young v Deutsche Park Securities - $1 Million Aravali Fund Award

In August 2011, a FINRA arbitration panel in Philadelphi, PA ordered Deutsche Park Securities to pay Claimant at least $955,000 including interest over the sale of the Aravali leveraged municipal bond hedge fund. The award was made after a hearing wherein the Claimant alleged that Respondent breached contractual and fiduciary duties and misrepresented the hedge funds. Dr. McCann testified on behalf of the Claimant.

Hosier et al v Citigroup - $54.1 Million MAT Finance, MAT Two, MAT Three, MAT Five Award

In April 2011, a FINRA arbitration panel in Denver, CO ordered Citigroup to pay Claimants $54.1 Million including $17 Million in punitive damages and $3 Million in attorneys' fees over the sale of Citigroup's MAT Finance, MAT Two, MAT Three, MAT Five, ASTA Finance, ASTA Three and ASTA Five leveraged municipal bond hedge funds. The award was made after a hearing wherein the Claimants alleged that Respondent breached contractual and fiduciary duties and misrepresented the hedge funds. ...

Coleman v Citigroup - $230,667 ASTA Five Award

In February 2011, a FINRA arbitration panel in Los Angeles, CA ordered Citigroup to pay Claimants $230,667 over the sale of Citigroup's ASTA Five leveraged municipal bond hedge fund. The award was made after a hearing wherein the Claimants alleged that Respondent breached contractual and fiduciary duties and misrepresented ASTA Five. Dr. McCann testified on behalf of the Claimants.

Beard v Citigroup - $336,000 ASTA Five Award

In December 2010, a FINRA arbitration panel in Los Angeles, CA ordered Citigroup to pay Claimants $336,000 including $31,629 in fees and costs over the sale of Citigroup's ASTA Five leveraged municipal bond hedge fund. The award was made after a hearing wherein the Claimants alleged that Respondent breached contractual and fiduciary duties and misrepresented ASTA Five. Dr. McCann testified on behalf of the Claimants.

Barnett et al v Citigroup - $2,428,000 MAT Five Award

In December 2010, a FINRA arbitration panel in Memphis, TN ordered Citigroup to pay Claimants $2,428,000 over the sale of Citigroup's MAT Five leveraged municipal bond hedge fund. The award was made after a hearing wherein the Claimants alleged that Respondent breached contractual and fiduciary duties and misrepresented MAT Five. Dr. McCann testified on behalf of the Claimants.

Silk v Citigroup - $1,000,000 MAT Three and MAT Five Award

In August 2010, a FINRA arbitration panel in Los Angeles, CA ordered Citigroup to pay Claimants $1,000,000 over the sale of Citigroup's MAT Three and MAT Five leveraged municipal bond hedge funds. The award was made after a hearing wherein the Claimants alleged that Respondent breached contractual and fiduciary duties and negligently misrepresented MAT Three and MAT Five. Dr. McCann testified on behalf of the Claimants.

Kazma v Citigroup - $1,817,000 ASTA Three and ASTA Five Award

In August 2010, a FINRA arbitration panel in Boca Raton, FL ordered Citigroup to pay Claimants $1,817,000 over the sale of Citigroup's ASTA Three and ASTA Five leveraged municipal bond hedge funds. The award was made after a hearing wherein the Claimants alleged that Respondent breached contractual and fiduciary duties and negligently managed and misrepresented the ASTA investments. Dr. Prendergast testified on behalf of the Claimants.

Levinthal v First Republic - $2,178,153 TW Tax Advantaged Fund Award

In July 2010, a AAA arbitration panel in San Francisco, CA ordered First Republic to pay the Claimants $2,178,153 over the sale of the TW Tax Advantaged Fund LLC leveraged municipal bond arbitrage hedge fund. The AAA panel found that First Republic was professionally negligent and breached fiduciary duties owed to its customers by failing to perform adequate due diligence in the fund and inadequately training and supervising its brokers. Dr. McCann testified on behalf of the Claimants.

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