The Nebraska Securities Act, Neb. Rev. Stat. 8-1102, with respect to “Fraudulent and other prohibited practices” states that:
(1) It shall be unlawful for any person, in connection with the offer, sale, or purchase of any security, directly or indirectly:
(a) To employ any device, scheme, or artifice to defraud;
(b) To make any untrue statement of a material fact or to omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements made, in the light of the circumstances under which they are made, not misleading; or
(c) To engage in any act, practice, or course of business which operates or would operate as a fraud or deceit upon any person.
Neb. Rev. Stat. 8-1102 Fraudulent and other prohibited practices. (Nebraska Revised Statutes (2016 Edition)).
The Nebraska Securities Act with respect to Civil liability also provides that:
Any person who offers or sells a security in violation of section 8-1104 or offers or sells a security by means of any untrue statement of a material fact or any omission to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements made in the light of the circumstances under which they are made not misleading, the buyer not knowing of the untruth or omission, and who does not sustain the burden of proof that he or she did not know and in the exercise of reasonable care could not have known of the untruth or omission, shall be liable to the person buying the security from him or her, who may sue either at law or in equity to recover the consideration paid for the security, together with interest at six percent per annum from the date of payment, costs, and reasonable attorney’s fees, less the amount of any income received on the security, upon the tender of the security, or for damages if he or she no longer owns the security, except that in actions brought based on a transaction exempt from registration under subdivision (23) of section 8-1111, no person shall be liable for any statement of a material fact made or for an omission of a material fact required to be stated or necessary to make the statement made not misleading unless such statement or omission was made with the intent to defraud or mislead, with the burden of proof in such cases being on the claimant. Damages shall be the amount that would be recoverable upon a tender less (a) the value of the security when the buyer disposed of it and (b) interest at six percent per annum from the date of disposition.
Neb. Rev. Stat. 8-1118 Violations; damages; statute of limitations. (Nebraska Revised Statutes (2016 Edition)).
In Nebraska, FINRA Arbitration hearings are held in Omaha
Additional Nebraska Investor Resources:
Nebraska Department of Banking & Finance
Bureau of Securities
1526 K Street, Suite 300
Lincoln, NE 68508
Jack E. Herstein
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