Schwab Wins Battle Over Confirmation of FINRA Arbitration Award Predicated on Alleged Discovery Abuses

Charles Schwab & Co. successfully petitioned the Southern District of New York for confirmation of a FINRA arbitration award against one of its account holders, fending off challenges predicated on Schwab’s alleged discovery abuses in the process.

The Evan K. Halperin Revocable Living Trust initiated arbitration against Schwab through FINRA’s dispute resolution office. The trust alleged that certain security features of the schwab.com trading platform caused the trust to be logged out of its schwab.com account without explanation while attempting to execute various options trades. The trust alleged that these unexplained interruptions in service caused approximately $1.5 million in losses for which Schwab was liable…

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