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$740,000 Condado Motors v UBS of Puerto Rico Award

In November 2016, a FINRA arbitration panel in San Juan, PR ordered UBS Financial Services and UBS Financial Services of Puerto Rico to pay $611,251 in compensatory damages and costs. In addition, the panel ordered UBS to buy back 17,040 shares of Fixed Income Fund III at $9.70 or make up the difference from the sales proceeds if the Claimant has sold these shares, potentially adding another $130,000 to the award given an approximate $2 per share current value. Dr. O'Neal testified on liability over UBS Puerto Rico's sale of UBS Puerto Rico municipal closed end bond funds.

$958,000 Ciordia-Robles v UBS of Puerto Rico Award

In November 2016, a FINRA arbitration panel in San Juan, PR ordered UBS Financial Services and UBS Financial Services of Puerto Rico to pay $958,000 in compensatory damages, attorney's fees and expert witness costs. Dr. McCann testified on liability and damages over UBS Puerto Rico's sale of UBS Puerto Rico municipal closed end bond funds.

Padilla et al v Royal Alliance - $1.1 Million non-traded REIT, Annuity Award

In October 2016, a FINRA arbitration panel in San Francisco, CA ordered Royal Alliance Associates to pay $1,105,000 in compensatory. Dr. McCann testified on liability and damages over Royal Alliance's sale of non-traded REITs (Inland American REIT, Inland Western REIT and Dividend Capital Diversified Realty Trust) and variable annuities to the Claimants for their retirement portfolios.

Dr. McCann's "Fiduciary Duties and Non-traded REITs" and SLCG's blog posts on non-traded REITs can be found on our website.

$750,000 Rivera-Rivera v UBS of Puerto Rico Award

In September 2016, a FINRA arbitration panel in San Juan, PR ordered UBS Financial Services and UBS Financial Services of Puerto Rico to pay $750,000 in compensatory damages. Dr. O'Neal testified on liability over UBS Puerto Rico's sale of UBS Puerto Rico municipal closed end bond funds.

Rovner v Oppenheimer - $115,000 Churning Award

In August 2016, a FINRA arbitration panel in Philadelphia, PA ordered Oppenheimer & Co. to pay $115,000 in compensatory damages after a hearing wherein the Claimant alleged Respondents churned the Claimant's accounts. Dr. McCann testified to the churning and damages on behalf of the Claimant.

Zabara v FMS Bonds $218,600 Puerto Rican Bond Award

In August 2016, a FINRA panel in Boca Raton, FL ordered FMS Bonds to pay the Claimant $218,600 in compensatory damages for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and negligent supervision. The subject investments were individual Puerto Rico municipal bonds sold to a U.S. client. Dr. O'Neal testified on portfolio concentration, default risk and suitability of the Puerto Rico muni bonds.

$361,629 Ledesma v Popular Securities PR Bond and Fund Award

In July 2016, a FINRA panel in San Juan, PR ordered Popular Securities to pay the Claimant at least $361,629 including compensatory damages, attorneys' fees, expert witness fees and costs. The subject investments included Puerto Rico closed end bond funds co-managed by UBS and Popular and individual Puerto Rico municipal bonds. Dr. McCann testified on liability and damages.

$418,262 De Jesus v UBS of Puerto Rico Award

In June 2016, a FINRA arbitration panel in San Juan, PR ordered UBS Financial Services and UBS Financial Services of Puerto Rico to pay at least $418,262 in compensatory damages based on a comparison to a portfolio of 80% taxable US bonds and 20% US stocks, attorneys' fees, costs including expert witness fees, prejudgment interest and forum fees. Dr. McCann testified on liability and damages over UBS Puerto Rico's sale of UBS Puerto Rico municipal bond closed end funds.

$12.2 Million Judgment in Maybank v BB&T Affirmed

Last week the Supreme Court of South Carolina affirmed an award of $12,199,306 over the sale of variable prepaid forward (VPF) contracts. The trial court's Order is available on our website. The jury had awarded $3.1 Million in actual damages and $5 Million in punitive damages. The trial court found the jury awards appropriate and that BB&T's conduct was willful and knowing and trebled the actual damages to $9.3 Million. The trial court also awarded $2,899,306 in attorneys' fees and costs. The Supreme Court affirmed the award of actual damages, trebled and attorneys' fees but voided the jury's award of punitive damages. Dr. McCann testified in the underlying trial on liability and damages and his testimony is discussed in both the trial court and Supreme Court Opinions.

Melton et al v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney - $3.6 Million Award

In June 2015, a FINRA arbitration panel awarded $3,586,989 in damages plus to the Claimants. Dr. O'Neal testified on liability and damages for the Claimants.

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