The Mississippi Uniform Securities Act, and specifically, 75-71-501, relating to “General fraud” states 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 the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; or

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

Miss. Code § 75-71-501 General fraud (Mississippi Code (2016 Edition)).

Civil Penalties

As for civil penalties and liability, the Mississippi Uniform Securities Act, Miss. Code § 75-71-509 states that:

A person is liable to the purchaser if the person sells a security in violation of Section 75-71-301 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 legal rate of interest from the date of the purchase, costs, and reasonable attorney’s fees determined by the court, upon the tender of the security, or for actual damages.

Miss. Code § 75-71-509 Civil liability (Mississippi Code (2016 Edition)).

In Mississippi, FINRA Arbitration hearings are held in Jackson

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.

Guiliano Law Firm – Securities Arbitration & Investment Fraud Lawyers Serving Mississippi

Our practice is  limited to the litigation of securities related matters and securities arbitrations against stockbrokers, brokerage firms and investment professionals for fraud, the sale of defective investment products, failure to conduct due diligence, negligence, the sale of unsuitable investments, churning or excessive activity, failure to supervise, breach of fiduciary duty, and the sale of unregistered securities.

If you have been the victim of securities fraud or investment fraud you should contact a lawyer. Our services are offered on a contingent fee basis. We will receive payment for services in connection with your case only if there is a recovery.  You will not be required to advance any fees to the firm during the course of the litigation. 
 In the event that a settlement, award, or recovery is not made, clients have no financial or other obligation to us.  Not admitted in all jurisdictions.  The determination for the need for legal services and the choice of a lawyer are extremely important decisions that should not be based solely on advertisements or self proclaimed expertise. The limitation or concentration in any area of practice does not mean that a lawyer is a specialist or expert in a field of law, nor does it mean that the lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer.  See Important Disclaimer.

All claims arising under state and federal securities laws must be brought within a specified time from the discovery of these claims, or within the occurrence of the events giving rise to your claims, whichever is shorter.  If you fail to do file an action within this period, your claim may be potentially barred by the statute of limitations.

We offer representation on a contingent fee basis, and there is no cost or obligation to have your claim evaluated by us.  All consultations are confidential.  Contact us at (877) SEC-ATTY.

Additional Mississippi Investor Resources:

Office of the Secretary of State
Securities Division
125 S. Congress Street, PO Box 136
Jackson, MS 39201
Cheryn Netz
Asst. Secretary of State
(601) 3591334
http://www.sos.ms.gov/Securities/
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Guiliano Law Firm

Our practice is limited to the representation of investors. We accept representation on a contingent fee basis, meaning there is no cost to you unless we make a recovery for you. There is never any charge for a consultation or an evaluation of your claim. For more information, contact us at (877) SEC-ATTY.

For more information concerning common claims against stockbrokers and investment professionals, please visit us at stockbrokerfraud.com

To learn more about FINRA Securities Arbitration, and the legal process, please visit us at securitiesarbitrations.com