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When you become a construction worker, you likely realize that you are engaging in a potentially dangerous job, as construction is deemed one of the riskiest industries by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).1 However, construction workers are necessary to build, improve, and repair building, bridges, roadways, and much more.
FINRA Discipline: FINRA Rule 9212- Complaint Issuance Posted on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 12:34 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: This is the second of a series of posts to discuss the rules associated with the FINRA disciplinary process. FINRA Rule 9212 provides a guideline for the appropriate form, content, notice, docketing, and service for any c ...
We get calls from people almost every day asking how much we charge to file bankruptcy. They have apparently already decided, perhaps upon the advice of a friend or family member, that they need to file bankruptcy and are making their way through a list of law firms asking this question alone to determine who they can pay the least to be the caretaker of their financial future.
Car accidents can leave behind both obvious and invisible wounds. While the initial injuries like lacerations and broken bones heal, they often leave behind scars, marks, discolorations, and other disfigurements. These are constant reminders to victims of car accidents of the pain and suffering they went through. They are also visible flaws to others.
Hi there, I am a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston. Winter weather accidents are perhaps some of the worst accidents to witness. In many cases, drivers lose control of their 4000 pound vehicles as they slide down the road into guardrails, other vehicles, or worse, pedestrians. Impaired drivers leaving holiday parties pose a serious threat to the safety of other drivers on t ...
The Florida Supreme Court in Sebo v. American Home Assurance Co., Inc., 41 Fla. L. Weekly S582a (Fla. 2016) gave really good news to claimants seeking recovery under a first-party all-risk property insurance policy. The Court held that the concurrent cause doctrine and not the efficient proximate cause doctrine was the proper theory of recovery to apply when multiple perils—a ...
From time to time, individuals inquire as to whether they can lend a firearm to a friend. While state firearms laws vary on this subject (for instance, in Pennsylvania an individual can lend shotguns and rifles but not handguns, unless the person receiving the handgun has a license to carry firearm), Federal law specifically allows one to lend a firearm to another individual, p ...
Statistically speaking, one out of every five car accidents is caused by a distracted driver. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident involving a driver who was distracted at the time (including texting while driving), call our Dallas car accident lawyers today at 1-877-405-4313 for free information on your legal options, and how we can help.
FINRA’s Acceptance, Waiver and Consent Settlement (AWC)-Part 1 Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 12:47 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: This is the first of three posts to discuss FINRA Rule 9216. This post will discuss the “acceptance” portion of the rule related to regulatory (disciplinary) settlement agreements.
Recent statistics show that roadway fatalities continue to increase. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, around 822 fatalities occurred due to traffic-related accidents in the past 11 months. This is an 8 percent increase over the previous year for the same time period, despite the fact that new car models include safety features such as anti-lock brakes, blind spot ...
Before the subprime mortgage crisis, neither courts nor mortgage lenders had a significant backlog of foreclosure cases through which they were forced to wade. However, once the crisis hit, mortgage lenders were inundated with defaulting homeowners and courts became overwhelmed with a shocking number of foreclosure cases being filed seemingly all at once.
Long gone are the days when you only used your golf cart on the local 18-hole course. Due to their accessibility and efficiency, golf carts quickly expanded beyond the greens and into local retirement communities. In areas that focused on reducing heavy traffic or banned vehicles altogether, golf carts were the perfect middle ground.
Many of my clients come to me six months after cashing out their 401(k). At the time, it seemed to be a good idea to solve a short-term cash crunch. Unfortunately, cashing in a 401(k) can cause problems in the future. It is often easy to cash in your 401(k) as long as you can prove you are having a hardship, such as temporary cash-flow problems created by the loss of a job or a ...
Whistleblowers often have a tough time taking on their employer. Even those that take on a former employer can still face an uphill battle. It is often a true David versus Goliath fight, one in which a single employee tries to take on huge and powerful corporations. Congress recognized this and passed the federal False Claims Act in 1863.
Often times, Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) inquire as to whether they can sell a National Firearms Act (NFA) firearm through the mail, without the buyer needing to be present. To the surprise of most FFLs, you actually can sell NFA firearms through the mail, provided the purchaser is not otherwise prohibited and is a resident in the same state as the FFL. 27 C.F.R. § 478.