Victory for firm's client following three-week FINRA arbitration

George C. Freeman, III, Robert Dressel, and Taylor Gamm recently secured a victory for one of the firm’s brokerage clients following a three-week FINRA arbitration.  Two claimants sought an award of approximately $24 million in compensatory damages—and over $8 million in interest, fees, and punitive damages—in connection with investments in oil-and-gas master limited partnerships and other energy-sector securities, based on unfounded allegations of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, violation of the Louisiana Securities Law, and negligence.  After a full hearing, the panel issued an award denying the claims in their entirety and fully vindicating both the brokerage firm and its registered representative.