SEC Suit Over $50M First Financial Scam Survives

Law360, New York (July 02, 2013, 9:12 PM ET) -- The owner of First Financial Planning Corp. lost a bid to escape an SEC lawsuit accusing him of orchestrating a $50 million fraud on Monday, when a California federal judge rejected his argument that the land investments at issue didn't count as securities.

Attorneys for First Financial owner Louis Schooler had asked U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel to throw out the suit because the interests Schooler allegedly sold to investors without disclosing material facts were not securities and the SEC therefore had no statutory authority to...
To view the full article, take a free trial now.
Try Law360 for free for seven days
Already a subscriber? Click here to login

Already have access?

  1. Forgot your password?
  2. Sign In

Get instant access to the one-stop news source for business lawyers

Required

Case Information

Case Title

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Schooler et al

Case Number

3:12-cv-02164

Court

California Southern

Nature of Suit

Securities/Commodities

Judge

Gonzalo P. Curiel

Date Filed

September 4, 2012

Sections

Companies Mentioned

Government Agencies Mentioned