Chicago, IL asked in Stockbroker Fraud for Illinois

Q: If I bought stock from a guy who called me and I want to sue him, what state should I sue him in?

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Steve McCann
Steve McCann
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The answer to your question depends on specific facts that are not provided here. Assuming you reside in Illinois, and the broker does business in Illinois, you should be able to file suit in Illinois. I would recommend consulting with an attorney individually prior to doing so, as there are several factors to take into account when considering venue, and drafting a compliant. Many of us offer free consultations, so it will not cost you anything to obtain a tailored, professional opinion.

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