Recently, an IBM Class Action Lawsuit (Case No. 15-CV-01513) was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for the class period from April 17, 2014 to October 17, 2014. These developments requires investors who acquired IBM stock (NYSE:IBM) through employment, inheritance or as a personal investment to consider their legal options. If investors maintained concentrated positions in IBM stock with full-service brokerage firms they should to consider what legal options are available to recover their investment losses. Investors may recover investment losses through a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim for damages. FINRA arbitration claims allege damages based on your personal circumstances and case facts, whereas class action members alleged damages suffered by the class as a whole, not individually. FINRA arbitration claims can cover longer periods of time than the class action period price declines and also include losses in securities not covered by the class action lawsuit but are the result of FINRA rule violations.
For many investors, IBM stock represented a long term holding acquired through investment, inheritance or as an IBM pension plan participant. According to Klayman & Toskes, P.A. co-founder Steven D. Toskes, “Investors in IBM stock were not educated about the risks associated with maintaining a concentrated stock position. Mr. Toskes explains, “Brokerage firms are required to supervise the activities in brokerage accounts, losses may be attributed to the failure to adequately supervise the stockbroker and the brokerage account. Recommendations which result in unsuitable investment advice and/or failure to recommend appropriate risk management strategies for unprotected concentrated stock positions are both causes of action that may be available to investors against their full-service brokerage firm in an individual securities arbitration claim filed with FINRA.”
Current and former IBM employees who have sustained investment losses can contact K&T to explore their legal rights and options. The attorneys at K&T are dedicated to pursuing claims on behalf of investors who have suffered investment losses. K&T, an experienced, qualified and nationally recognized securities litigation law firm, practices exclusively in the field of securities arbitration and litigation.
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Klayman & Toskes, a leading securities and litigation law firm, practices exclusively in the field of securities arbitration and litigation, on behalf of retail and institutional investors. The firm represents investors throughout the world in securities arbitration and litigation matters against major Wall Street brokerage firms.

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