Securities laws protect Texas investors from securities fraud and harm. In general, securities fraud takes place when someone makes a false statement. The false statements usually concern a company or the value of its stock and others, such as investors, make financial decisions based on the false information provided. Because of the serious impact and consequences of investor fraud, investors need to be able to protect themselves and securities fraud laws help them protect themselves.
Securities fraud can occur in different ways, including when the company has engaged in securities fraud, insider trading, third-party misrepresentation and in other circumstances. There are different options available for investors to protect themselves in situations of securities fraud, including class action lawsuits, derivative actions and other legal options.
Securities fraud litigation is oftentimes complex and experts are commonly necessary because of the complexities of a securities fraud claim. In addition, millions of dollars in lost investments may be at stake, which can include life savings and retirements for investors who have been harmed. The impact of securities fraud on the lives of investors can be devastating. Knowing how to research the fraud and what legal options and remedies may be available can be important to victims of securities and investment fraud.
There are varieties of legal options, including state and federal laws and regulations, as well as civil legal options, that work together to protect victims of investment fraud. It is important for investors to educate themselves to help protect them when investing. It is also important for investors to be familiar with the legal protections available to them, when they have been harmed by securities fraud.