The Idaho Securities Act, and specifically, Idaho Code 30-14-501, relating to “General Fraud” provides that:

It is unlawful for a person, in connection with the offer, sale, or purchase of a security, directly or indirectly:

(1) To employ a device, scheme, or artifice to defraud;

(2) To make an untrue statement of a material fact or to omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading;

(3) To engage in an act, practice, or course of business that operates or would operate as a fraud or deceit upon another person; or

(4) To divert investor money to the personal use of the issuer, offeror or seller, or to pay prior investors without specifically disclosing that use before receiving the investor’s money.

Idaho Statutes 30-14-501 (2016 Edition).

Civil Liability

The Idaho Statute also provides for civil liability under Idaho Code 30-14-509, ad states:

b) Liability of seller to purchaser. A person is liable to the purchaser if the person sells a security in violation of section 30-14-301, Idaho Code, or, by means of an untrue statement of a material fact or an omission to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statement made, in light of the circumstances under which it is made, not misleading, the purchaser not knowing the untruth or omission and the seller not sustaining the burden of proof that the seller did not know and, in the exercise of reasonable care, could not have known of the untruth or omission. An action under this subsection is governed by the following:

(1) The purchaser may maintain an action to recover the consideration paid for the security, less the amount of any income received on the security, and interest at the annual rate of interest set forth in section 28-22-104(2), Idaho Code, from the date of the purchase, costs, and reasonable attorneys’ fees determined by the court, upon the tender of the security, or for actual damages.

Idaho Statutes 30-14-509 (2015 Edition).

In Idaho, FINRA Arbitration hearings are held in Boise

Under the FINRA

Code of Arbitration Procedure

, the FINRA Securities Arbitration hearing locations will selected based upon the hearing location closest to your residence at the time of the events giving rise to the dispute.
Additional Idaho Investor Resources:

Department of Finance
800 Park Boulevard
Suite 200
Boise, ID 83712

Jim Burns, Acting Securities Bureau Chief
(208) 332-8004


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AboutNicholas Guiliano, Esq.

Nicholas J. Guiliano has more than 25 years of securities related experience, and has represented more than 1,000 public customers in claims against brokerage firms for fraud in connection with the sale of securities principally in arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) Dispute Resolution, Inc. (formerly known as The National Association of Securities Dealers (“NASD”) Dispute Resolution, and the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) Department of Arbitration.