Maria Hendershott (CRD:# 818681) is a registered broker and investment advisor currently employed with Raymond James & Associates, Inc. (CRD#: 705) of Houston, TX. Her previous employers include Legg Mason Wood Walker, Incorporated (CRD#:6555) of Baltimore, MD, First Union Securities, Inc. (CRD#:19616) of St. Louis, MO, and Lovett Underwood Neuhaus & Webb, Inc. (CRD#:22540). She has been in the industry since 1976.
Hendershott is the subject of a current customer dispute filed on 8/5/19 in which a client alleges that she violated FINRA Rule 2210, as well as engaged in unsuitable investments, overconcentration, negligence, and misrepresentations and omissions. The client has requested damages of $175,000, and the claim is currently pending.
A previous customer dispute filed on 8/5/2018 alleged that from 01/15/2015 to 09/12/2016, Hendershott engaged in a range of securities violations, including “Breach of Contract and Warranties, Promissory Estoppel, Violation of Provisions of The Texas State Securities Statutes, Ann. Tx Civil Statutes Art. 581-33, Violation of Fraud Statutes of Texas Bc. Code Ann. § 27.01, Violation Of The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act Bc. Code Ann. § 17.46 and Tex Bc. Code Ann. § 17.50, Breach of Fiduciary Duty & Vicarious Liability.” The client requested damages of $500,000, and the case was settled for $55,000.
Another customer dispute filed a year before on 10/3/2017 alleged “Gross mismanagement of accounts, investor abuse, churning, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, violation of industry rules.” The client requested damages of $100,000, and the firm settled the case for $75,000 to avoid litigation.
Nearly 2 years before, another customer filed a dispute alleging “suitability, over-concentration, breach of fiduciary duty, Texas securities act claim; fraud by misrepresentation and omission, negligent misrepresentation” from 2/3/2006 through 12/31/2015. The requested damages totaled $1,500,000, and the case was settled by the firm for $285,000 to avoid litigation.
A customer dispute from 1994 contained the same type of elements, with allegations of unsuitable investments and misrepresentations. The client sought damages of $148,708.89 plus interest, attorneys fees, costs and exemplary damages. The firm settled the case for $20,000, and Hendershott was not requested to contribute to the settlement amount.
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