During the past thirty-four years, Timothy C. Karen has represented defrauded investors and consumers in lawsuits, Class Actions, and Arbitrations.
He has represented investors who have been the victims of
- Account Mismanagement
- Misrepresentations and Omissions
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty
- Penny Stock Fraud
- Over Concentration
- Price Manipulation
- Senior Citizen Investment Fraud
- Annuity Fraud
- Recommendation of Unsuitable Investments
- Ponzi Schemes
- Illegal Securities Sales By Unlicensed Sales Persons
- Private Placement Investments (Also Known as or an Unregistered Offering)
- Fictitious Investment Transactions
Many of the cases Mr. Karen handled involved Ponzi Schemes in which the participants are ultimately sent to prison or file bankruptcy. In these types of cases, he has argued that the brokerage houses that recommended the investment failed to conduct Due Diligence into the risks of the investment and for this reason, should be held liable for investor losses under a negligence theory.
Mr. Karen has handled many cases in which unsophisticated investors have been persuaded by unscrupulous stockbrokers to engage in highly inappropriate Speculative Transactions, such as the use of Options, Puts, Calls, and Margin. Such Speculative Transactions generate higher fees and commissions for brokers, but can cause huge losses to investors. A stockbroker who recommends these types of Speculative Transactions to conservative, unsophisticated investors may be held to Breach the Fiduciary Duty owed to the investor.
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