Federal Court Upholds FINRA Prom Note Arbitration Award Against Rep

Posted on October 24th, 2018 at 10:02 AM
Federal Court Upholds FINRA Prom Note Arbitration Award Against Rep

From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:

A former Morgan Stanley advisor’s petition to vacate a FINRA forgivable loan arbitration award for $1.4 million was denied by a federal judge in New York.  

According to federal court filings, in her petition to vacate the award, the advisor argued that one of the arbitrators in the three-person panel should have been disqualified due to conflict of interest because he was employed by a law firm that worked with other financial institutions.

Nevertheless, the federal court, in denying the financial advisor’s motion to vacate, agreed with Morgan Stanley’s argument that the financial advisor consented to the panel during the initial-pre-hearing conference, and it was only after an unfavorable decision was rendered against her that she contested the award.

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