I am opening an account and want to get approved for this certain level of options trading; they only approve if you declare a good income and net worth; is it illegal to lie about the net worth and income?
Misrepresenting your net worth and income on an application for a brokerage account, especially with the intent to gain approval for certain trading options, can have serious legal consequences. Under California law, providing false information on financial documents like brokerage account...View More
Receiving a Wells Notice in Los Angeles indicates that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is considering enforcement action against you or your business. This notice is a serious matter and typically precedes formal charges. It gives you the opportunity to present your side of the story...View More
Yes, you can typically put a security sticker on your personal bedroom window in California. There are no specific laws or regulations in California that prohibit homeowners from placing security stickers on their windows. Security stickers are often used as a deterrent to burglars and can help to...View More
In California, as a general rule, you are allowed to put a security sticker on your personal bedroom window. This is considered a part of your right to ensure privacy and security in your own home. The use of a security sticker does not typically violate any laws, as long as it does not contain...View More
A company that issued cryptocurrency tokens did what many of us believe to be fraudulent activity and the token lost almost all value. After speaking with lawyers, a class action lawsuit is likely going to be filed. I was told by said lawyers that it is perfectly legal to buy the cryptocurrency... View More
Engaging in the purchase of a cryptocurrency with the intention to participate in a class action lawsuit could be legally permissible in California, as long as the purchase itself is conducted within legal bounds and you are not an insider of the company. However, potential ethical and practical...View More
No, judges do not have a financial incentive in the outcome of court cases for capital gain surety bonds. Judges are required to be impartial and unbiased in their decision-making, and they are bound by ethical standards that prohibit them from engaging in any behavior that would compromise their...View More
It is important to note that whether a crypto asset is considered a security depends on various factors and requires a careful analysis of the specific circumstances surrounding the creation, sale, and use of the asset. The analysis may include, but is not limited to, considerations of how the...View More
I.e. Could I legally cover the taxes on an employee's vest, to "purchase" the shares that would normally be sold to cover the taxes associated with the vested stock amount? If I formed a private agreement with that employee to earn the return on those shares, minus some percentage,... View More
This seems like a strange way to address the issue. Without speaking to your specific situation, a loan, to be repaid [secured or unsecured], would be a way one could cover costs. You need to speak with a local attorney regarding your specific situation. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must...View More
Anyone can allow you to manage their money. There are no requirements for you to do so. Having a business of, or charging for, managing someone else's money can a different story and is more complicated.
I have been a client of Merrill Lynch (ML) for more than 20 years. Not until 3 months ago did any of my advisors at ML ever mention that I should be purchasing US Govt issued iBonds, as part of my portfolio, which in almost every year of my ML relationship have paid a substantially higher return... View More
California law finds that stockbrokers and financial advisors are per se fiduciaries to their clients. Thus, the fiduciary has to act in your best interest first. There are a number of other duties that arise when a stockbroker is a fiduciary, such as keeping their clients abreast on changes in...View More
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... View More
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...View More
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... View More
Wasn't in casino took dog out to potty security approached ?about my Id in witch I had none boyfriend did .I was demanded to leave in a direction I did know at all I explained I'm not going that way and I'm going back inside to buy breakfast and then I was going to leave I... View More
I have been asked to return profits from a Life Settlement contract invetsment because the holding company was accused of running a Ponzi scheme. The UFTA has a statute of limitations of 4 years, but it's unclear to me if that is based on the date the complaint was filed against the company,... View More
First, this is not a "Securities law" question, and your question will not go to the correct attorneys for an answer, see, you get me! This is Family Law or Probate. But the quick answer is that once you divorced him in 2014, all rights you had to any aspect of his estate were...View More
My girlfriend wants to know if she could possibly get sued. She is currently in the process of getting a restraining order against her brother so she’s gathering all of her evidence. Part of the evidence she wants to use is a video she recorded in their home in which the two of them were arguing... View More
Your girlfriend needs to ask her own questions. The substance of this question is whether the video you describe comes under the prohibition against "wiretaps". A wiretap is a recording made where one of the two or more people does not know it is being made. Since you state "he saw...View More
You have to "serve" the interrogatories (written questions) you are asking and you have to serve the answers to the ones you were asked. "Service" is usually done electronically today, in pdf format. Your interrogatories and your answers need to have a proof of service...View More
Unless everything you are planning to do can be fit under the statutory heading of "Investment Clubs" (assuming California allows them) you and the trader who is making money are looking for big-time trouble.
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