Category Archives: Janney Montgomery Scott

Richard Reynolds-Worden Capital Broker-Discloses 3 regulatory events, 11 customer disputes and a termination-Garden City, NY

November 2020- Garden City, NY

According to publicly available records Richard Foerster Reynolds (CRD#2162706), a stockbroker who works for Worden Capital Management  discloses three regulatory events, 11 customer disputes and a termination from employment.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.

In May of 2016, the State of Illinois ordered sanctions that Reynolds would lose his registration as a salesperson in the state of Illinois for a period of two years when he could re-apply. The cost of investigation was also sanctioned in the amount of $150. Sanctions were ordered to satisfy allegations that Reynolds had been barred from the NYSE for five months after violating various New York Stock Exchange rules.

In October of of 2013, the State of Michigan denied Reynolds registration alleging that he had engaged in dishonest or unethical practices in the securities and investment business within the previous 10 years and that he was the subject of an order issued by the NYSE.

In December of 2007 the NYSE Division of Enforcement sought sanctions alleging that Reynolds 1) violated the NYSE rule of engaging in an outside business without consent 2) engaged in conduct inconsistent with just and equitable principles of trade by soliciting firm customers and others to invest in private securities transactions away from the firm and making misstatements to customers 3) sending correspondence to customers without supervisory review or approval. Sanctions were censure and a five month bar from NYSE.

From May of 2008 until April 2019, nine customer disputes were filed by customers firms that employed Reynolds -Janney Montgomery Scott, American Capital Partners and Worden Capital alleging among other things churning, over-concentration, unauthorized trading, unsuitability, misrepresentations, unsuitability, statutory and common law fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and negligent supervision. The cases were cumulatively settled for more than  $650,000. 

In April of 2010, American Capital Partners terminated Reynolds after allegations of insubordination and violation of firm policy.

Reynolds has been employed with Worden Capital Management since December of 2015. Before that he worked with Rockwell Global Capital, American Capital Partners, and Janney Montgomery Scott.

If you had an account with Richard Reynolds that suffered losses, you may be entitled to collect damages from his prior employer. Call to discuss your options.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investorsnationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

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TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Jodie LaMarre- Former Robert W. Baird & Co. Broker- Discloses Regulatory Event & Two Settled Customer Disputes-Sarasota, FL

June 2019- Sarasota, FL

According to publicly available records Jodie A. Lamarre (CRD#2127928) ,  a  stockbroker who is currently not registered  discloses a regulatory event and 2 settled customer disputes .

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.

In February  2018,  without admitting or denying the findings, LaMarre consented to sanctions and to the entry findings that she recommended an unsuitable strategy involving the consolidation of an elderly customer’s assets in a single taxable account without regard to the fact that several of these assets were in tax deferred accounts .  The customer had a total net worth of less that $200,000 and was living on fixed income. As a result of LaMarre’s actions the customer was faced with an increased tax liability. FINRA suspended LaMarre for 1 year suspension and assessed a $10,000 monetary fine. FINRA case 2015046052701.

In December 2016,  a Robert W. Baird & Co., customer filed a complaint that alleged that LaMarre’s poor advice led him to sustain losses related to the purchase of a variable annuity.  The case was settled for $30,000 in 3/2017.

In May of 2015, another Robert W. Baird & Co, customer  alleged that LaMarre gave poor advice regarding distribution/surrender of annuities following the death of client’s husband, causing  unintended negative tax consequences.  This case settled for $10,000.

Lamarre was  employed with Janney Montgomery Scott from February 2015 until November 2017.   Before that she was with Robert W. Baird & Co, from July 2008 until February 2015.

If you have questions about an investment account handled by Jodie Ann Lamarre contact us for a no charge consultation to learn about your legal options.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Jack W. Griffith Jr-Janney Montgomery Broker-Subject of $4.2M Customer Suit Over Energy Investments-Columbia, S. Carolina

June 2018- Columbia, South Carolina

The FINRA records of Jack Wendell Griffith, Jr.  , a stock broker who is employed by Janney Montgomery Scott , disclose  3 pending customer disputes, 2 prior customer disputes,  and an outstanding judgment lien.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.

Three FINRA arbitrations are currently pending:

  • Case 17-2080-A customer of Janney Montgomery Scott (Janney) seeks damages of $4.2 million and alleges that Griffith recommended unsuitable securities and caused the client’s accounts to be over concentrated in energy investments.
  • Case 18-081-A customer of Janney seeks damages of $200,000 and alleges the Griffith made questionable recommendations and exposed the the client to overconcentration.
  • Case 18-0083- Another customer of Janney seeks damages of $150,000 alleging that Griffith made unsuitable investments in their accounts.

Griffith  has been employed by Janney Montgomery Scott since 1/2014. His securities industry employment prior to that includes Ameriprise Financial and A.G. Edwards.

Brokers have a duty to make recommendations that are suitable, taking into account the age, health, level of financial sophistication, risk tolerance and investment objectives of the customer.

If you have questions about  an account handled by Jack W. Griffith, Jr. , call for a no charge consultation to learn how you may be able to recover damages through FINRA arbitration.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Scott Palmer- Former Janney Montgomery Broker-Subject of Numerous Customer Suits Involving Energy Sector Investments-Hackensack, NJ

April 2018-Hackensack, New Jersey

The FINRA records of  Scott W. Palmer  ,  a currently unregistered broker who last worked for Janney Montgomery Scott disclose 5 pending and 6 prior customer disputes. Many of these customer disputes allege an overconcentration of energy sector investments.

In April 2018, Palmer refused a FINRA request to appear for testimony in connection with a FINRA investigation into potential suitability violations related to investment recommendations made to customers of Janney Montgomery Scott.  As a result of his refusal to cooperate with the investigation he was barred from the securities industry by FINRA.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.

In one of the currently pending FINRA arbitrations-# 18-0413,  a customer of Janney Montgomery Scott alleges that Palmer made unsuitable investments and over concentrated their accounts with energy investments. Damages of $500,000 are alleged.

Palmer was employed by Janney Montgomery from 3/2007-6/2017. In 5/2017 Palmer was permitted to resign from Janney Montgomery Scott due to a loss of confidence related to complaint disclosure history.

If you have losses in an account in an account handled by Scott W. Palmer , contact us for a no charge consultation to discuss how you may be able to recover damages for those losses through FINRA arbitration.

Brokers have a duty to make suitable recommendations to their customers taking into account the age, health, and risk tolerance of the customer.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870