Jason Doss is the owner of The Doss Firm, LLC, an Atlanta-based law firm devoted to representing consumers across the country in a variety of areas including investment disputes and consumer class action litigation. Mr. Doss earned his J.D. from Florida State University in 2002 and his B.A. from the University of Florida in 1997.

Target-Date Funds Become Target Of SEC

An article in today’s Wall Street Journal entitled SEC Takes On Target-Date Funds, discusses the SEC’s efforts to improve disclosures made in these popular investments. What are Target-Date Funds? Like most mutual funds, Target-Date Funds invest in a mix stocks and fixed income investments.  What makes these mutual funds different is that the percentage of asset classes change…

Recovering Losses In Oppenheimer Champion Income Bond Fund

Multiple class action and individual lawsuits filed by investors recently have been filed because of the precipitous collapse of Oppenheimer’s Champion Income Fund (OCHCX). This bond fund was down approximately 82% in value at the end of 2008.  Other similar bond funds were down only approximately 30%.  This enormous difference can be attributed to the Oppenheimer Champion Income Fund…

State Street’s Enhanced Index Bond Funds Subject Of Probe By Massachusetts Securities Regulators

According to the Wall Street Journal today, Massachusetts securities regulators have begun an investigation into whether State Street Corp. misled pension funds investors by falsely repesenting that some its bonds funds were low risk vehicles even though they were actually invested in volatile mortgage-backed securities. State Street is one of the largest managers of index funds. It is currently…

Credit-Rating Firms Assert First Amendment Protection For Ratings of Mortgage-Backed Securities

Credit-rating firms, such as Moody’s Corp., McGraw-Hill Cos.’ Standard and Poor’s and Fimalac SA’s Fitch Ratings, are facing a multitude of lawsuits regarding their ratings of mortgage-backed securities, according to the Wall Street Journal. These lawsuits stem from investors’ losses in the securities due to homeowner defaults. In response to the litigation, these credit-rating firms hope to…

Marietta Ponzi Scheme Victims of Attorney Copeland- Are You Entitled To More Money From The U.S. Government?

Recently, there have been numerous Georgia articles discussing the ponzi scheme committed by Marietta attorney, Robert P. Copeland. Mr. Copeland, a real estate attorney, was charged by federal prosecutors with operating a ponzi scheme from 2004-2009.  In total, Mr. Copeland duped 125 investors out of $28 million. In a recent article in the Dalton Daily Citizen, U.S. Attorney David Nahmias stated, “But…