McGuireWoods’ Ponzi Litigation team launched its Ponzi Perspectives blog in early 2021. Since that time, we’ve posted detailed case alerts of Ponzi-related complaints filed throughout the country and posted key decisions that have the potential to influence controlling law on Ponzi-related issues involving financial institutions. This 2023 year-end round up summarizes the cases and opinions analyzed throughout the year and highlights anticipated trends for 2024.

Continue Reading… Ponzi Perspectives: 2023 Year-End Roundup

September was an active month for Ponzi litigation with nearly a dozen new complaints filed alleging fraudulent investment activity. The SEC continues to drive Ponzi-related litigation; in addition to four enforcement actions brought last month, previous SEC litigation precipitated several complaints filed by investors and court-appointed receivers. Consistent with the trends discussed in Ponzi Perspective’s Midyear Roundup, the majority of actions filed in September involved real estate investment schemes and targeted solicitation of affinity groups.

Notable litigation filed in September 2023 includes: (1) Conlan v. Roach, et al.; (2) Reispec Develop. LLC v. Pina, et al.; (3) Dottore v. SDR Realty; (4) SEC v. Kubler, et al.; (5) McGrath v. Palowet Inv., LLC; (6) SEC v. Feloni, et al.; (7) SEC v. Aras Inv. Bus. Grp., et al.; (8) American Eagle Oil & Gas Co., et al. v. Navarro Prod. Co., et al.; (9) Luppino v. Spano, et al.; and (10) SEC v. Motil, et al.

Continue Reading… Notable Litigation – September 2023