Sunday, February 7, 2010

Raiding Case Costs Raymond James $12 Million

In a case involving 20 advisers in 4 branch offices, a securities arbitration panel has ordered Raymond James Associates Inc. to pay $12.1 million to Wells Fargo Advisors LLC for alleged raiding.

The award does not provide any detail of the case, but ordered 10,500,000 in compensatory damages, 1,500,000 in attorneys fees and costs. A copy of the award is available here.

The offices were, at the time, Wachovia offices, and according to published reports, Wachovia Securities allegedly lost $5.3 million in production from the departures of these advisors.  FA Magazine has more>>>