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This class action is about certain equity-indexed deferred annuities (EIAs) sold by Security Benefit Life Insurance Company. The complaint alleges that Secure Benefit provided deliberate misinformation on the annuities’ potential performance while rigging the rules for them so that they provided little or no return. The complaint alleges violations of the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) laws.

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Publicly-held companies—those who sell their stock to the general public—are required to make regular reports on those companies and to disseminate only truthful information about their practices, finances, condition, and other matters. The complaint for this class action alleges that Uniti Group and its CEO and CFO  

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Where do securities and love intersect? In this complaint, which alleges that Match Group, Inc., the dating and matchmaking company, violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The complaint claims the company made false or misleading statements to investors and failed to disclose adverse information, in order to boost the price of its securities.

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How do you value shares of an investment over time if the shares are not traded on an open market? The complaint for this class action alleges that units of Apple REIT Nine, Inc. (A-9) were overvalued, and that when investors chose to receive dividends in the form of more units rather than cash, they were shortchanged.

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How is it that a company touted as a stable, secure investment “collapsed in spectacular fashion and was shut down by the Securities and Exchange Commission” (SEC)? Aequitas did so, losing its investors hundreds of millions of dollars. The complaint for this class action alleges that secondary responsibility for the losses belongs to other companies who in various ways aided, promoted, or allowed its misrepresentations.

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This class action centers on a feature in an investment account called tax-loss harvesting. The complaint alleges that TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation and three of its Ameritrade subsidiaries are responsible for losses in an account that was managed by Ameritrade when the tax-loss harvesting feature did not work as intended. 

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When investors put money into an enterprise, how do they know that it’s being used as claimed? The complaint for this class action claims that the Silver Pool supposedly run by Gaylen Rust was a Ponzi scheme with no reality to it. However, the defendant in the case is not Rust but Zions Bancorporation, which the complaint claims should have seen evidence that Silver Pool funds were being diverted to other uses. 

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As the world has become smaller via electronic transactions, fraud and money laundering have become more of a concern for regulators. The complaint for this securities class action claims that MoneyGram International, Inc. provided false or misleading information to shareholders about its fraud- and money laundering-prevention measures. 

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CafePress, Inc.(NASDAQ: PRSS)has concluded a merger agreement under which it would become a subsidiary of Snapfish, LLC. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the terms of the merger agreement and tender offer are not in the interests of CafePress shareholders. Instead, it says, CafePress’s board of directors has been influenced by terms that will benefit only themselves. 

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This class action concerns yet another initial coin offering (ICO), this time for a cryptocurrency called the Cloud token, sold by Cloud With Me Ltd. The complaint claims that the ICO was actually the sale of unregistered securities, in violation of the Securities Act of 1933.

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