Claims involving securities can be especially complex, high-stakes and extremely sensitive. Only attorneys with deep understanding of securities law can build a successful case. At Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann, our experience in securities litigation and regulatory enforcement gives us the upper hand when going to work for clients embattled in securities-related claims.
What is a securities claim?
Securities claims are often class-action cases. These cases arise when a person or company buys debt or equity and is hurt financially because of the disclosure of information about the company. This violates securities law, harming all shareholders involved.
What are the benefits of a class action claim?
Alabama securities litigation attorneysThe main benefit of a class action claim is efficiency. A class action case gives multiple shareholders a level playing field against large, well-funded corporations. Class action gives shareholders the chance to hold a company responsible and seek damages while the investors themselves do not go broke retaining a lawyer all on their own.
Who can participate in a class action securities claim?
Only investors who purchased shares during the period in which the corporation engaged in wrongdoing can join a class action claim. Keep in mind, however, the timeframe for when the companies securities violation occurred frequently changes and is often extended when new evidence is discovered.
How much can be recovered?
The damages to the shareholders will be determined by several factors, including how much the defendant can pay, whether the defendants are insured and how many people submitted claims against them. Damages in securities cases can be a very confusing equation. You may not be able to recover compensation equal to your loss. Your securities lawyer will attempt to determine how much the company’s stock was artificially inflated and estimate how much the company’s stock would have been traded for at the time of the securities violation without the misconduct. Rest assured that the dedicated lawyers of Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann will always seek the highest amount of compensation available.
How do I join or file a securities case?
A securities claim may involve several different law firms and many more complainants. Cases are always evolving. Many drag on for years. Complaints are regularly filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You can speak to an experienced securities lawyer at Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann to discuss your case free of charge. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and to steer you in the right direction.
The attorneys at Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann understand the complexities of security law in Alabama and beyond. We can tackle the legal system on your behalf to right any financial wrongs you have suffered. That is our job as attorneys.
Contact Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann today for a free consultation with a securities attorney. There is no obligation. Find out what we can do to help.