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Investors who recovered losses in recent months after Brokers recommended LINN or BreitBurn praise Mark Tepper Law firm

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A retired Broward school teacher who recently recovered losses in BreitBurn Energy Partners LP. [OTCMKTS: BBEPQ] has praised the Mark Tepper law firm for its work in representing his claim for damages against Merrill Lynch.

The claim, filed on his behalf by the Mark Tepper law firm, was upheld by a FINRA arbitrator. According to the allegations in the successful claim, Merrill Lynch broker Edward M. Cahill, CRD# 1159741, had recommended BreitBurn Energy Partners LP. [OTCMKTS: BBEPQ], to retired teacher Andrew Greene.

The FINRA arbitrator awarded Greene compensatory damages, pre-judgment interest, expert fees, attorney’s fees to be determined by the court, and reimbursement of the filing fee.

“I was delighted when my attorney Mark Tepper told me that we had won my claim,” Green said.  “As an investor, I’m so grateful to the Mark Tepper law firm. They took my case and we won! If I hadn’t found attorney Mark Tepper to represent me, I’d have nothing,” Greene said.

“I look at a case on the merits of the claim. Investors who believe they’ve been wronged should always investigate their legal rights to determine the merits of potential claims,” Mr. Tepper, a former New York Assistant Attorney General and Chief Trial Counsel at the Bureau of Investor Protection and Securities, said.

The Mark A. Tepper law firm is continuing its investigation into alleged claims against brokerage firms for recommending BreitBurn Energy Partners LP and/or LINN Energy LLC, LinnCo LLC.

For a free case evaluation from the Mark A. Tepper law firm, email attorney Mark Tepper at askmark@marktepper.com or telephone 954-961-0096.

A FINRA Arbitrator also recently awarded compensatory damages, interest, and filing fee reimbursement, to an army veteran in a claim against Raymond James (NYSE: RJF), following investment losses in LINN Energy LLC (OTC: LNGG).

“Attorney Mark A. Tepper is a true protector of investors by winning the fight for recovery in my arbitration claim against Raymond James,” Army veteran, Jim Struble said. “I’m so happy. I couldn’t have done it without attorney Mark Tepper who fought for me, every step of the way. He was strong and steady through the whole process,” Struble said.

Struble, was speaking after learning that the FINRA Arbitrator had awarded him compensatory damages, interest, and filing fee reimbursement, in his claim against Raymond James (NYSE: RJF), following investment losses in LINN Energy LLC (OTC: LNGG).

Attorney Mark A. Tepper had filed claim alleging Raymond James put his client “in harm’s way” by converting the veteran’s bank CD into a heavily margined, high risk account, over concentrated in Linn Energy. The successful claim against Raymond James alleged that the Raymond James broker, John S. MacGowan, CRD# 315901, “kept pushing Linn as the right alternative to a CD.”

“We’re very pleased with the finding by FINRA’s arbitrators in favor of our clients whose brokers recommended LINN Energy or BreitBurn investments . Investors who believe they’ve been wronged should always investigate their legal rights to determine the merits of potential claims,” Attorney Mark Tepper, the former Chief Trial Counsel at the New York Attorney General’s Bureau of Investor Protection and Securities, said.

Last year, in addition to filing bankruptcy, LINN Energy, LLC (formerly NASDAQ: LINE) (“LINN”) and LinnCo, LLC (formerly NASDAQ: LNCO) were delisted from The NASDAQ Stock Market.

In a company press release on February 28, LINN Energy Inc. announced that it has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy as the reorganized successor to LINN Energy LLC.

Attorney Mark A. Tepper is the former Chief Trial Counsel at the New York Attorney General’s Bureau of Investor Protection and Securities. He has earned the reputation of “Investor Advocate” while practicing law for over 35 years representing individual investors. FINRA arbitrators have upheld stockbroker fraud claims filed by Mr. Tepper against many brokerage firms. A member of the Florida, New York and California Bars, Mr. Tepper is peer-reviewed for 17 consecutive years, AV PREEMINENT® for ethical standards and legal ability, the highest rating of lawyers in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Learn more at www.MarkTepper.com

Investment fraud or stockbroker fraud refers to a wide range of deceptive practices used to induce investors to make investing decisions. These practices often include untrue or misleading information or fictitious opportunities. If you believe you’ve been a victim of stockbroker fraud, for a free case evaluation from the Mark A. Tepper law firm, email attorney Mark Tepper at askmark@marktepper.com  or telephone 954-961-0096.

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