• Foreclosure Protection through Bankruptcy

      Stopping a potential foreclosure of your home is one of the primary benefits of filing for bankruptcy relief. As discussed by my colleagues in other posts, filing bankruptcy puts in place the Automatic Stay. This stay stops all creditors from making any attempts to collect debts from you (including foreclosures) while your bankruptcy case is ongoing.

      Nick Gajewski/ Bond and Botes- 2 readers -
  • Severity of Side Impact Car Crashes in St. Louis

    Side impact car accidents can cause some of the most serious injuries to drivers and passengers. A side impact car crash, as the name implies, happens when a vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle. Depending on the exact location of the collision, the driver or passengers can suffer serious injuries, even if the vehicle is equipped with airbags and passengers are wearing a seatbelt.

    Christopher Hoffmann/ St. Louis Car Accident Attorney- 1 readers -
  • Judges Tosses Jury Verdict in DuPont Whistleblower Case

    We thought Jeffrey Simoneaux’ whistleblower case against DuPont was dead. On January 23rd of this year a federal jury in Baton Rogue, Louisiana ruled in favor of DuPont and tossed the False Claims Act and anti-retaliation suit brought by the former long time employee. Ordinarily, when a jury renders its verdict the case is over. Jeffrey Simoneaux isn’t an ordinary whistleblower, however.

    Due Diligence- 6 readers -
  • Morgan Stanley Restructures Number of Management Roles

    Morgan Stanley Restructures Number of Management Roles Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 1:00 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: In its latest round of restructuring, Morgan Stanley has altered the number of management roles at their branch, complex and regional levels.

    Eccleston Law Offices- 9 readers -
  • Introduction to Chapter 13

    A chapter 13 case is started by filing a petition with the Bankruptcy Court along with the schedules and statements that explain the person's financial situation. Under chapter 13, the debtor must submit a plan or reorganization to provide for his various classes of debt - priority, secured, and unsecured.

    Jordan Bublick/ Miami Bankruptcy Law Blog- 5 readers -
  • Do Increased Speed Limits Prevent Accidents?

    There are around 30,000 fatal car accidents in the United States each year. City engineers, transportation safety experts and the automotive industry devote countless resources to the fight to maximize safety and save lives. Although that fight often ends in lower speed limits and stricter traffic regulations, some wonder if maybe increased speed limits are actually an importan ...

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 5 readers -
  • Why she went through a strange property?

    The client appears with a letter from a walker. She writes something like: “I went in the dark about your property. And I fell head first on the pavement. The cause was, that in the dark there was a unlit iron chain, which is stretched on your property. It hangs in the middle of about 20 to 30 cm above the ground and thereby it acts as a tripping hazard. It is not visible in the dark.

    R24 Kooperation/ www.r24.de/en/- 5 readers -
  • Drunk Driving Can Lead To Professional Discipline

    The Bar cares when you’ve stayed too long at the bar. Attorneys need to be mindful that a conviction for drunk driving may impact their ability to practice law. Practitioners who are subject to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the USPTO, for example, must advise the Office of Enrollment and Discipline within 30 days of any criminal conviction, misdemeanor or felony.

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 4 readers -
  • The Ethics of Independence

    “Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom” – Albert Einstein As we prepare to celebrate the birthday of our country’s independence, I am reminded that we, as lawyers, owe a significant ethical duty to exercise independence in the representation of our clients.

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 6 readers -
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