blue sky law

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a state law regulating the sale of securities in an attempt to control the sale of securities in fraudulent enterprises

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The new act overrode state legal investment laws and blue-sky laws for private-label mortgage securities.
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However, the Uniform Securities Act--the basis of 36 states' blue-sky laws regulating the sale of securities (25)--does not require that the customer prove reliance on an analyst's bogus recommendation.
These steps included the preemption of state blue-sky laws, favorable margin rules and eligibility for "shelf" registration.
Viola's examination experience includes reviewing financial statements, performance advertising, disclosure documents, and investment adviser and hedge fund issues arising under ERISA and blue-sky laws.