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Wells Fargo offers $480 million settlement to end lawsuit

Wells Fargo found itself in some legal hot water after being slapped with a class action securities fraud lawsuit that was filed by investors. The claim noted that the banking giant made omissions and misstatements in the disclosures it provided to those investors.

Deal reached in massive Theranos securities fraud

Securities fraud can cost you time and money. In some cases, you might be stripped of voting rights and other duties that come with being involved in publicly traded companies. Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos Inc., recently entered into a deal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that has several implications for her future.

Securities law matters require careful planning

Securities law is a complex area that requires a comprehensive look at the circumstances of a case to determine what options are present. We understand that you might be upset and frightened about what is to come in regards to your case. We can help you work through the issues one at a time so that you know where you stand.

Securities fraud is a matter that must be taken seriously

When you have inside knowledge of a company that is publicly traded, you need to make sure that you are handling that knowledge in an appropriate manner. Namely, you should be certain you aren't committing insider trading, which is a form of securities fraud. Being charged with securities fraud can mean that you are blacklisted in your profession and that you are looking at spending time in prison.

Understand some securities law terms often used

There are a lot of things that people find mystifying about facing securities fraud charges. One of the things that is often puzzling is some of the terms that are used in these cases. If you are facing this type of criminal charge, we want to make sure that you understand some of the terms you might come across.

Insider trading can be a very big problem that is often avoidable

Insider trading is criminal action that the Securities and Exchange Commission sometimes takes a harsh stance against. This is something that can easily be prevented, but it can also occur in some cases when you don't even realize what is going on.

Don't let the prosecutor spend more time on your case than you do

When you are facing a securities fraud charge, it might feel like the odds against you are insurmountable. This isn't necessarily the case. You have to work hard to come up with a defense plan, but that plan might help you to reach your ultimate goal.

What does securities fraud mean?

When people hear the term "securities fraud," they might not realize that this term encompasses more than one type of illegal activity. It is imperative that anyone who is facing charges related to securities fraud understands exactly what they are being charged with.

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