The Price of Admission? Your Constitutional Protections.

At a time in history when investors need access to justice more than ever before, the securities industry keeps the doors of the courthouse closed.

The  U.S. Constitution is an amazing document; “the law of the land.” While people point to the U.S. President as our counterpart to the kings and queens of other countries, that’s not accurate. Our king, if we can be said to have one, is the Constitution. Our chief executive swears his allegiance to it upon taking office. It has given us one of the world’s longest surviving republics. The remarkable men who drafted the document enshrined certain rights of individuals in the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Among those fundamentals rights was the right to a jury in civil trials, enshrined in the Seventh Amendment, which provides: (more…)

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