The Virginia Uniform Securities Act, and specifically, Virginia Code Sec. 13.1-502, regarding the unlawful offers and sales of securities states that:
It shall be unlawful for any person in the offer or sale of any securities, directly or indirectly,
(1) To employ any device, scheme or artifice to defraud, or
(2) To obtain money or property by means of any untrue statement of a material fact or any omission to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements made, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, or
(3) To engage in any transaction, practice or course of business which operates or would operate as a fraud or deceit upon the purchaser.
Virginia Code Sec. 13.1-502. Unlawful offers and sales. (Virginia Statutes (2016 Edition)).
The Virginia Uniform Securities Act, Virginia Code Sec. 13.1-522, also provides for “Civil liabilities” and states that:
A. Any person who: (i) sells a security in violation of §§ 13.1-502, 13.1-504 A, 13.1-507 (i) or (ii), 13.1-510 (e) or (f), or (ii) sells a security by means of an untrue statement of a material fact or any omission to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statement made, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading (the purchaser not knowing of such untruth or omission), and who shall not sustain the burden of proof that he did not know, and in the exercise of reasonable care could not have known, of such untruth or omission, shall be liable to the person purchasing such security from him who may sue either at law or in equity to recover the consideration paid for such security, together with interest thereon at the annual rate of six percent, costs, and reasonable attorneys’ fees, less the amount of any income received on the security, upon the tender of such security, or for the substantial equivalent in damages if he no longer owns the security.
Virginia Code Sec. 13.1-522. Civil liabilities. (Virginia Statutes (2016 Edition)).
In Virginia, FINRA Arbitration hearings are held in Richmond and Norfolk
Under the FINRA Code of Arbitration Procedure, the FINRA Securities Arbitration hearing locations will selected based upon the hearing location closest to your residence at the time of the events giving rise to the dispute.
Additional Virginia Investor Resources:
State Corporation Commission
Division of Securities & Retail Franchising
1300 East Main Street
PO Box 1197
Richmond, VA 23218
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