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Sanford Heisler Sharp Files ERISA Class Action Lawsuit Against Transamerica on Behalf of More Than 17,000 Retirement Plan Beneficiaries

Posted January 2nd, 2019 by .

Categories: News.

Suit Alleges That Transamerica Places Employees In Poorly Performing Funds CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Jan. 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP filed a class action complaint on Friday, December 28th in the U.S. District Court of Northern Iowa detailing the ways in which the Transamerica Corporation violates basic fiduciary duties under ERISA and […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp is Investigating Misconduct Involving Options Assignment

Posted May 5th, 2018 by .

Categories: Investment Fraud, News.

Sanford Heisler Sharp is currently investigating the way E* Trade recently handled the assignment of a naked in-the-money put on the S&P 500 ETF (symbol SPY). A volatile price drop in SPY on the Friday of expiration triggered a likely assignment of 5,000 SPY shares. Rather than closing out the put contract before the close […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Files Claim Against Madison Avenue Securities for Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Negligent Supervision

Posted April 18th, 2018 by .

Categories: News.

As it appeared on PRNewswire Suit Follows on $2.1 Million Award Obtained Against Madison Avenue Earlier This Year SAN DIEGO, April 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP has filed an arbitration claim with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against Madison Avenue Securities alleging the firm violated its basic duty to diligently supervise […]

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Home Depot sued for mismanaging retirement fund accounts

Posted April 17th, 2018 by .

Categories: News.

As it appeared in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution By Michael E. Kanell – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A suit filed in federal court against Home Depot charges that the hardware giant permitted mismanagement of retirement funds affecting more than 200,000 people and costing their accounts at least $140 million. The complaint against the $100 billion-a-year, Atlanta-based company […]

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GE Faces Potential $700M ERISA Class Action

Posted September 28th, 2017 by .

Categories: News.

As It Appeared On The Recorder P.J. D’Annunzio, The Recorder General Electric has been hit with a class action lawsuit demanding $700 million over claims that the corporation engaged in self-dealing in handling its employees’ retirement plans. According to the lawsuit filed Sept. 26 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, GE […]

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Should You Dump Your Broker Because of the Fiduciary Rule?

Posted July 9th, 2017 by .

Categories: News.

As it appeared on the Wall Street Journal A new rule governing retirement accounts is a reminder of the different standards for brokers and registered investment advisers in other accounts By Cheryl Winokur Munk It’s time for investors to think again about what they want and what they can expect from the professionals who handle […]

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Exclusive Interview with Charles Field: Less Restrictive Open 401k MEPs Relieve Some Burdens for Smaller Employers

Posted June 20th, 2017 by .

Categories: News.

As it appeared on FiduciaryNews.com Charles H. Field is a partner in the San Diego office of national law firm Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Financial Services Litigation practice. Charles has been practicing in the securities law area for more than 28 years, and his current practice focuses on protecting the […]

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How the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule Affects Ordinary Clients

Posted June 13th, 2017 by .

Categories: News.

As it appeared insurancenewsnet.com By Brian O’Connell The DOL Fiduciary Rule is at least partially now in effect, and, until now, the overarching question has focused how the new rule will impact financial advisors. But hold the phone – shouldn’t the real question be how the new rule impacts the ordinary investor? The answer to […]

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How much will reasonable compensation be come June 9?

Posted June 7th, 2017 by .

Categories: News.

As it appeared on benefitspro.com As deadline comes for fiduciary rule, at this point ‘nobody knows’: plaintiffs’ attorney BY NICK THORNTON Come midnight this Friday, anyone advising IRA account holders, and most of the country’s 401(k) plans, will have to operate under the fiduciary rule’s impartial conduct standards. The June 9 requirement is, of course, […]

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What’s the Immediate Impact of the DOL Fiduciary Rule on 401k Plan Sponsors?

Posted June 6th, 2017 by .

Categories: News.

As it appeared in FiduciaryNews.com by Christopher Carosa, CTFA The time has come for the DOL’s Conflict-of-Interest (a.k.a., “Fiduciary”) Rule to transition from theory to practice. Well, sort of. Although implemented, it won’t be enforced until early next year. Still, although without the teeth of enforcement, it’s formal implementation will have an immediate impact on […]

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