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Securities and Investment Law

Chicago, Illinois

chicago class action lawsuitInvestors lose billions of dollars every year due to unethical and fraudulent actions committed by Wall Street financial institutions. Fortunately, our government has enacted a variety of federal and state laws protecting investors from the unscrupulous practices of corporations in the financial industry, allowing you to recover the money you lost as a result of these fraudulent actions.

Class action litigation is one of the most effective ways to protect your rights after being the victim of securities and investment fraud. These lawsuits are filed by a group of investors who have suffered financial losses due to a company’s unethical conduct.

Common examples of securities and investment fraud include:

  • Misrepresenting risk for investors
  • Misstating earnings for stockholders
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Violations of securities laws
  • Fraudulent stock manipulation
  • Negligence, intentional misrepresentation, or fraud committed by a financial advisor

The Benefits of Class Action Cases

Securities and investment fraud litigation is very costly and complex, requiring extensive investigation by financial industry experts. In many instances, filing a claim for one individual may not be justified based on the prohibitive cost and time necessary to pursue these cases.

By combining the cases of numerous investors who were defrauded by the same corporation and filing as a class action, the damages of each plaintiff will be factored into the ultimate settlement, justifying the time and expense of filing the lawsuit. In addition, a class action case streamlines the process and relieves our courts of the burdens associated with numerous small lawsuits related to one fraudulent action.

Experienced Securities and Investment Fraud Class Action Representation

The Chicago class action attorneys at Harvey L. Walner & Associates have more than 35 years of experience handling a variety of complex securities and investment fraud cases. We will carefully investigate the actions of the company in question to determine whether they made any misleading public statements, significant omissions in reports to investors, or any other efforts intended defraud the general public. We work with a network of financial industry experts who will analyze your case and provide testimony to support your allegations.

Over the past three and a half decades, Harvey L. Walner & Associates has developed a strong track record of success, earning numerous lucrative verdicts and settlements for our class action clients. We have recovered approximately $2 billion in class action cases, including more than ten cases with verdicts and settlements in excess of $100 million. Our attorneys have the skills and experience to serve as lead or co-lead counsel in class action cases, and we will fight aggressively to ensure your rights are protected.

Please contact Harvey L. Walner & Associates today to schedule your free securities and investment fraud consultation. We serve class action clients nationwide from our offices in Chicago, Illinois.