Investment fraud lawyers are encouraging investors who suffered significant losses as a result of their investment in Lehman Brothers 100% Principal Protection Notes to thoroughly explore all their options for recovering losses. These notes, which have also been called “Principal Protected” notes, are not the only Lehman Brothers structured products being investigated by securities arbitration lawyers. Auto-call Notes and Return Optimization Notes are also being investigated on behalf of investors who suffered losses in these Lehman Brothers products.
While many investors have filed claims in Lehman’s bankruptcy proceedings, it now appears that these individuals will receive only about 20 cents on the dollar for their investment losses. Investors must consider alternate methods of loss recovery, including filing a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority securities arbitration claim. Furthermore, investors will have to determine if any statute of limitations issues exist relating to their case.
Despite the fact that a class action lawsuit related to these notes has been filed, investors should be aware that they may only recover a nominal amount as a part of a class action lawsuit. It may, therefore, be in investors’ best interest to acquire a securities arbitration lawyer to file an arbitration claim on their behalf.
Since Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in 2008, many cases involving Lehman structured notes have been brought up in securities arbitration. In many cases, investors have been granted their request for reimbursement of losses. It has been established, in previous cases, that these structured products were unsuitable for many investors given their age, investment objectives and risk tolerance. As a result, these investors were entitled to recover their losses because of the violation of the suitability standard. Furthermore, many of these products were sold for far more than they were worth even before Lehman declared bankruptcy, because of the firm’s significant credit risk at the time of the transaction.
If you have suffered significant losses as a result of your investment in Lehman Brothers 100% Principal Protected Notes, Return Optimization Notes, Auto-call Notes or another Lehman Brothers-issued structured product, you may be able to recover your losses through securities arbitration. To find out more about your legal rights and options, contact an investment fraud lawyer at The Law Office of Christopher J. Gray at (866) 966-9598 for a no-cost, confidential consultation.