Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Securities Law Questions & Answers
0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and Securities Law for South Carolina on
Q: Is there more I can do after reporting hackers all to normal reporting, which receiving no help, FBI AND LOCAL police. i

Hackers have taken over my all my emails, using my $Cashapp original acct, Ordering another card after I reported fraudulent charges on acct, which $Cashapp says not enough information to regain access $Cashtag is my name now they are trying to use my PayPal acct to charge things to my PayPal... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Securities Law for Nevada on
Q: Is a Trustee of a revocable living trust or of an irrevocable SLAT trust classified as an “investment advisor”?

Is a Trustee of a revocable living trust or of an irrevocable SLAT trust classified as an “investment advisor”, as that term is defined in Section 202 (a) (11) of the Investment Advisor's Act of 1940 (whether or not they are registered or qualified under that Act)?

If the trust has... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Securities Law and Stockbroker Fraud for New York on
Q: Financial investment question

I currently have access to a crypto investment fund through an individual who trades to make a group of us money, and I want to open it up to friends and have them go through me in order to invest. I pay $200/mo to have access to the fund, so I would charge them $100/mo and have them go through me.... Read more »

Chris Warren
PREMIUM
Chris Warren
answered on Jun 16, 2022

This response does not constitute legal advice.

Yes. If you take your friends' money for access to an "investment fund" an "individual" (read: not a broker) runs, you could be violating several securities laws as well as potential "blue sky" State laws....
Read more »

View More Answers

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Securities Law for Texas on
Q: 1) Side Letter for Investment2) Land Development Performance Bond

1) Would you review, correct, add legal lingo, to a 3-page Side Letter for Real Estate investment deal for a small fee? It shouldn’t take you more than half an hour to do so. I live in Collin County, TX

2) A performance bond company (similar to insurance claim) has sent me a check for the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Real Estate Law and Securities Law for Virginia on
Q: My landlord is trying to make me pay for the damages caused by a neighbor via security deposit. Can he?

The neighbor kicked the door and broke the doorframe. I didn't discover this until 2 months later, as I don't usually inspect doorframes. The landlord is now trying to withhold that from the security deposit, but I don't think security deposits extend to damages caused by... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Native American Law, Patents (Intellectual Property), Probate and Securities Law for Montana on
Q: Can my Father's wife sell, give, assets to her four children, over a period of several years .then claim to be broke ,

My dad died 9/16/22 .wife fixed it so medicaid payed rest home (3-4)months until he died. Now she won't let me see the will . Also my inheritance from my Grandmother, valuable silver coins and my shares of oil land . Says I was left nothing. Several deeds and titles changed same day as his... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law and Estate Planning for Texas on
Q: Can the executive of a will over ride the Beneficiary for investments

I am the Beneficiary for the investments my ex-wife made she passed away in2019 her executive of the will told me that she gave everything to her Granddaughter I asked for the paperwork and he told me that I was trying to dig up dirt on my ex-wife. Can he override the Beneficiary for investments

Paul Premack
Paul Premack
answered on Feb 28, 2022

Your divorce eliminated your name as beneficiary on investments. Investments like a mutual fund or stock are allowed to have a "pay on death" or a "transfer on death" designation. Sometimes the accounts will be in both names, with a "right of survivorship". The goal of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Securities Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can they convict me of burglary if I never went in the building?

In st. Tammany Parish Louisiana I have trial in one month. I was in fact on surveillance videos sitting in the uhaul but I never went in the storage building or in a unit. I never cut locks or damaged any properties. I didn't want to be involved. Can they actually convict me with the crime if... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Feb 16, 2022

If you have trial in 1 month you should have an attorney representing you----please discuss with your attorney. If not, then you need to hire a criminal defense attorney immediately because you do not want to go to a felony trial representing yourself. Lastly and perhaps most importantly, stop... Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Securities Law for Louisiana on
Q: If I can follow someone who stole/scammed me out of my BTC currency is there a way of getting back?

I was scammed by someone who claimed to be working as a broker for Bitmap cryptocurrency. I found out once they told me whoops I gave you too much money can you please send me back this much through cash app. I was like oh man this is a freaking scam thing it so I am out at $2000 so far with them

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Feb 5, 2022

You can report the crime to the FBI

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Securities Law for California on
Q: In California, Are police officers allowed to tamper with or vandalize security cameras on private/residential property?

Police officers came to the home of my mother-in-law because her son was in violation of his probation. They [Police officers] entered our home and noticed our security camera and immediately disconnected it. When I asked why he did that, he said, "because we're supposed to. It's... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Jan 16, 2022

You don't mention whether the police were given permission to enter the premises under the circumstances you described. Causing property damage during such a call at private property is not proper or legal, in my opinion. Disabling the recording system is one thing, but damaging the system by... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Identity Theft, Securities Law and Stockbroker Fraud for Nevada on
Q: Rollover IRA checks mailed to the wrong PO BOX by OneAmerica and were electronically deposited by someone else.

Back in October, I started a rollover IRA with my previous employer’s retirement services company, OneAmerica. Unfortunately, OneAmerica sent the checks (payable to Fidelity FBO w my name on them) to an incorrect PO BOX (1 number off). These checks were electronically deposited by the owner of... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Dec 29, 2021

You may have more trouble getting your rollover IRA money back than you had hoped. Why?

Because it was deposited electronically (without prejudice) and credited to some unknown person's account at Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., which is notorious for holding onto money not supposed to be...
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law for Michigan on
Q: what can I do about a apartments negligence to broken security cameras?

Car was broken into, I made a police report, thought the cameras on the premises worked... turns out they have been broken for years, with no plan to fix them and to keep them as a "deterrent" even though they are hidden

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Dec 20, 2021

Not sure you have a cause of action against the apartment complex. Generally, others are not responsible for others' criminal actions. And unless they had some sort of affirmative duty to provide for this security, they will likely not be liable.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Securities Law for California on
Q: Should I start the process of a lawsuit?

Hello! I am so grateful for this platform because I have no one to talk to about this. I work for a transportation company overnight as a dispatcher. Since August we had 5-6 intruders on our premises. Thankfully no one got hurt but I was very close up to one and it was scary. Recently, our HR added... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Dec 14, 2021

A lawsuit is not going to get you what you need right now.

You cannot sue your employer for exposing you to danger. If you face injury you file a workers compensation claim.

If you have workplace safety issues, you can try reporting the conditions to OSHA who promulgates workplace...
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Securities Law for New Jersey on
Q: I rent an apartment in fort lee, nj, if I will move out by Nov. 31, could I use my security deposit for Nov rent? Thanks
Morris Leo Greb
PREMIUM
Morris Leo Greb
answered on Oct 20, 2021

No! But the LL must return the security deposit promptly with 30 days or be subject to penalties. Speak to a local Fort Lee, NJ real estate attorney for details.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Securities Law for Texas on
Q: I have recently purchased a vehicle and finance company sends loan information to my employer

Purchased a vehicle yesterday, submitted proof of income (check stubs) as well as contact information to my corporate office to verify employment. Finance company contacts me to say no one was answering the phone at corporate, so I gave her an email address to send the verification. With the... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter
answered on Oct 15, 2021

While I agree that they sent more information than was probably necessary, you don't have any apparent damages as a result of this action, and no claim arises from the facts you describe.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.