May 2019- Morristown/Johnson City , Tennessee
The FINRA records of John J. Maloney III (Jack Maloney) , a stock broker who is employed by Woodbury Financial Services , disclose a pending customer dispute, 4 prior 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 currently pending FINRA Case 17-3010-An Edward Jones customer alleges that Maloney made misrepresentations, unsuitable recommendations, breached his fiduciary duty and other claims from 12/1998-5/2016. The customer seeks an unspecified amount of damages. This case was originally filed in the Circuit Court for Hamblen County, TN and subsequently removed to FINRA arbitration.
In FINRA Case 17-3464- A customer of Maloney’s prior employer Edward Jones sought damages of $329,523 and alleged that recommendations to invest in FireEye since 2014 was not a suitable investment. That case was settled in 11/2018 for $165,000 with Maloney contributing $50,000 individually.
In 6/2017 a customer of Edward Jones was paid $132,500 to settle FINRA Case 16-1706 in which they alleged that Maloney made unsuitable recommendations to purchase individual equities that resulted in losses.
Jack Maloney was employed by Edward Jones from 3/1981 until he was discharged in 5/2016. According to Edward Jones “Mr. Maloney did not adhere to the Firm’s policy regarding suitability of recommendations”. Maloney has been employed by Woodbury Financial Services since 6/2016, and operates Crossbridge Wealth Management & Benefits Group in Johnson City, TN.
FireEye stock reached a high of $85 in February 2014 and currently trades for under $15.
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 Maloney III, call for a no charge consultation to learn how you may be able to recover damages through FINRA arbitration.
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