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The Utah Uniform Securities Act, and specifically, Utah Code 61-1-1, proclaims “Fraud unlawful” and states that

It is unlawful for any person, in connection with the offer, sale, or purchase of any security, directly or indirectly to:

(1) employ any device, scheme, or artifice to defraud;

(2) make any untrue statement of a material fact or to omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements made, in the light of the circumstances under which they are made, not misleading; or

(3) engage in any act, practice, or course of business which operates or would operate as a fraud or deceit upon any person.

Utah Code 61-1-1 (Utah Statutes (2016 Edition)).

Civil Remedies

The Utah Code, and specifically, 61-1-22, concerning Sales and purchases in violation, Remedies, and Limitation of actions, provides that:

(b) A person described in Subsection (1)(a) is liable to a person selling the security to or buying the security from the person described in Subsection (1)(a). The person to whom the person described in Subsection (1)(a) is liable may sue either at law or in equity to recover the consideration paid for the security, together with interest at 12% per year from the date of payment, costs, and reasonable attorney fees, less the amount of income received on the security, upon the tender of the security or for damages if the person no longer owns the security.

Utah Code 61-1-22 (Utah Statutes (2016 Edition).

In Utah, FINRA Arbitration hearings are held in Salt Lake City

 

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 Utah Investor Resources:

Department of Commerce
Division of Securities
160 East 300 South
2nd Floor, PO Box 146760
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Keith Woodwell, Director
(801) 530-6600
(801) 530-6980 (Fax)
http://securities.utah.gov/
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Guiliano Law Group – Securities Arbitration & Investment Fraud Lawyers Serving Utah

Our practice is limited to the representation of investors. We accept representation on a contingent fee basis, meaning there is no cost to you unless we make a recovery for you. There is never any charge for a consultation or an evaluation of your claim.  All consultations are confidential. For more information, contact us at (877) SEC-ATTY.

If you have been the victim of securities fraud or investment fraud you should contact a lawyer. Our services are offered on a contingent fee basis. We will receive payment for services in connection with your case only if there is a recovery.  You will not be required to advance any fees to the firm during the course of the litigation. 
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All claims arising under state and federal securities laws must be brought within a specified time from the discovery of these claims, or within the occurrence of the events giving rise to your claims, whichever is shorter.  If you fail to do file an action within this period, your claim may be potentially barred by the statute of limitations.

For more information concerning common claims against stockbrokers and investment professionals, please visit us at securitiesarbitration.com.

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