Publicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on April 11, 2018 indicate that Kentucky-based JJB Hilliard WL Lyons broker/adviser Christopher Bennett has received resolved or pending customer disputes. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Bennett (CRD# 2510231).
Christopher Bennett has spent 22 years in the securities industry and has been registered with JJB Hilliard WL Lyons in Louisville, Kentucky since 1995. He has no previous registrations. He has passed three securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination), which he obtained on September 15, 2000; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on December 19, 1995; and Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on December 12, 1995. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with 17 US states and territories: Alabama, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas.
According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received one customer complaint and three pending customer complaints.
In January 2018 a customer alleged Christopher Bennett, while employed at JJB Hilliard WL Lyons, breached his fiduciary duty, misrepresented material facts, and recommended unsuitable oil and gas securities. The customer is seeking $5,000,000 in damages in the pending complaint.
In 2017 a customer alleged Christopher Bennett, while employed at JJB Hilliard WL Lyons, breached his fiduciary duty, executed unauthorized transactions, recommended unsuitable investments, misrepresented material facts, engaged in excessive trading, omitted material facts, committed fraud, acted negligently, failed in his supervisory duties, and violated state securities laws and FINRA rules. The complaint resulted in an award to the customer in February 2018 of $445,000.
In August 2017 a customer alleged Christopher Bennett, while employed at JJB Hilliard WL Lyons, failed to properly diversify the portfolio, exposing it to significant risk. The customer is seeking $311,455 in damages in the pending complaint.
In 2017 a customer alleged he, while employed at JJB Hilliard WL Lyons, executed unauthorized trades and made unsuitable investment recommendations. The customer is seeking more than $330,700 in damages in the pending complaint.
If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Christopher Bennett, call Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. You may be entitled to recover lost funds. All cases are taken on a contingency basis: we only receive payment if and when you collect money. Time to file your claim may be limited, so we suggest you avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.