Main Street Natural Gas Bonds have proven to be an investor’s worst nightmare after they became subject to the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers Holdings.
Marketed and sold by a number of brokerages as safe, conservative municipal bonds, Main Street Natural Gas Bonds actually were complex derivative securities backed by Lehman Brothers. When Lehman filed for bankruptcy protection in September 2008, the trading values of the Main Street bonds plummeted.
Many investors who put their money in Main Street Natural Gas Bonds have come forth with claims alleging they were never told that the viability of the Main Street investments was dependent on the viability of Lehman Brothers’ fiscal health. Investors didn’t know because they never received a prospectus on the bonds nor did their broker reveal the Lehman Brothers connection.
When a broker recommends an investment on behalf of a client, he has a legal obligation to adhere to that client’s specific investing objectives and risk tolerance levels. When this doesn’t happen, the broker has failed to uphold his fiduciary and due diligence duties.
If you were told Main Street Natural Gas Bonds were safe, low-risk municipal bonds, you may have a claim against the brokerage firm that sold the investment. Please contact our firm to tell your story.