The Montana Securities Act, and specifically, Mont. Code 30-10-301, relating to “Fraudulent and other prohibited practices” states that:
1) It is unlawful for any person, in connection with the offer, sale, or purchase of any security, directly or indirectly, in, into, or from this state, to:
(a) employ any device, scheme, or artifice to defraud;
(b) make any untrue statement of a material fact or 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) engage in any act, practice, or course of business that operates or would operate as a fraud or deceit upon any person.
Mont. Code 30-10-301, Montana Code (2016 Edition).
The Montana Securities Act, and specifically, Mont. Code 30-10-307, also provides for “Civil liabilities” and states that:
(1) Any person who offers or sells a security in violation of 30-10-202 or offers or sells a security by means of fraud or misrepresentation is liable to the person buying the security from the offeror or seller, who may sue either at law or in equity to recover the consideration paid for the security, together with interest at 10% a year from the date of payment, costs, and reasonable attorneys’ fees, less the amount of any income received on the security, upon the tender of the security, or for damages if the buyer no longer owns the security.
Mont. Code 30-10-307, Montana Code (2016 Edition).
In Montana, FINRA Arbitration hearings are held in Helena
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 Montana
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.
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Additional Montana Investor Resources:
Commissioner of Securities & Insurance
Montana State Auditor’s Office
840 Helena Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
Deputy Securities Commissioner
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