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SC Attorneys Litigate Investment Disputes

Protecting your financial interests from unlawful manipulation

When you invest, you realize there are no guarantees, so you perform your due diligence to see if the potential rewards outweigh the risks. You understand that your investment is subject to the market forces, and that’s a risk you assume. However, you should be able to rely on the good faith and the competence of the people and corporate entities you entrust with your investment. When your investment is subject to nefarious forces, such as a fiduciary’s negligent, reckless, or deliberately unlawful conduct, you have a legal right to seek redress. Since 1984 attorneys at Lewis Babcock LLP have represented investors whose trust was violated, resulting in financial losses. If you have sustained losses due to a breach of fiduciary duty, we can conduct an evaluation of your case. If we find actionable wrongdoing, we can pursue damages to compensate you for your losses.

Aggressive representation for fiduciary negligence and investor fraud

Lewis Babcock attorneys represent individual and institutional investors in securities fraud class actions. We also pursue claims for our clients under common law, state, and federal statutes. Cases we manage include disputes arising from:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty — When a corporate officer or director’s malfeasance or negligence causes a company’s share value to drop, shareholders may be eligible for compensation. Our attorneys represent investors in shareholder derivative cases to recover damages and compel improvements in corporate governance.
  • Federal and state securities law violations — Fraudulent IPOs and insider trading are common violations that can defraud good-faith investors. Many statutes give private parties the right to sue violators for damages.
  • Ponzi schemes — Also known as “pyramid schemes,” these are investment scams that rely less on the sale of an actual product or service than they do on the recruitment of new investors. We help victims prosecute claims against responsible third parties, such as broker-dealers, accountants, and attorneys.
  • Shareholder freeze-out/squeeze-out schemes — We protect minority shareholders from attempts by majority owners to effectively nullify their ownership rights through stock splits and other manipulations.

If you suspect that you’ve lost money in an investment due to negligent or criminal conduct, we may be able to help you recover damages in a civil action.

Contact Lewis Babcock LLP to evaluate your case for investor fraud

When investors suffer preventable loses due to negligent mismanagement or outright fraud, Lewis Babcock attorneys help right the wrong.  For more information about how the laws apply to your situation and to find out how the firm can help you, contact Lewis Babcock LLP online or call our offices at 803-771-8000 to arrange an appointment today.


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