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FINRA Immunity Without Transparency Is “A License to Steal”

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 2nd, 2010 10:40 AM |

Judge Jed Rakoff’s ruling to dismiss the complaint by Standard Investment Chartered v FINRA based on the regulator having absolute immunity generated a consistent response from readers and colleagues. What is the theme of that response?

A comment by Bill, a loyal Sense on Cents reader, seems to sum it up best:

Interesting that FINRA has the benefit of a quasi governmental entity, i. e. immunity, but not the customary burden of a governmental entity–transparency. Otherwise known as a license to steal. (more…)






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