April 1, 2009
NASAA Posts Information on ARS Claims Procedures
NASAA has posted on its website information on how to file ARS claims, specific to the firm and the investor's state. NASAA explains:
Several brokerage firms have entered, or are expected to enter into, settlements with state securities regulators in cases arising from the sale by those firms of auction rate securities. Those settlements provide, among other things, that many customers of those firms are entitled to receive a refund of the purchase price of those securities from the firm. Despite receiving those refunds, some customers may believe they have incurred consequential damages as a result of their purchase and ownership of the auction rate securities. The settlements also provide for a “special arbitration procedure” which may be used by customers attempting to recover those consequential damages. This site describes those special procedures.
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