Consumer Fraud

McCarver gets $100,000 in RMK claim

Noted baseball announcer Tim McCarver, who entered an arbitration case against Morgan Keegan & Co. in November 2008 claiming $1.6 million in losses has received $100,000 in compensatory damages, The Memphis Daily News reports.

The Memphis native best known for his Major League career with the St. Louis Cardinals wanted to work with his hometown brokerage firm when he selected Morgan Keegan – based in Memphis and owned as a subsidiary of Birmingham, Ala. based Regions Financial Corp. – for his investments, the News says. However, his funds were placed in high-risk funds, resulting in unusually fast and severe losses.

The troubled funds were shifted to Hyperion Brookfield Asset Management in the summer of 2008, and the company has rebranded the funds under the Helios name.

Although McCarver received much less than his reported losses, the News quotes him as being happy with the result of the case, saying, “Morgan Keegan was found liable. I am delighted.”