• Important Update on Implementation of ATF-41F

      Rather than use the rulemaking process set forth in the Administrative Procedure Act, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (“ATF”) seemingly continues to release information in a haphazard manner that sows confusion among the very people striving to comply with its requirements.

      Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 5 readers -
    • Court Refuses to Dismiss Minority Business Set Aside Case

      A Federal Judge Refused to Toss a Whistleblower Suit Claiming Contractors Conspired to Defraud the Government and Exclude Minority and Disadvantaged Contractors The federal government and many states have programs designed to spur minority, veteran and disadvantaged small businesses. These so-called minority business set aside programs require government agencies to set aside ...

      Due Diligence- 5 readers -
  • Former Advisors Indicted in $35 Million Fraud Scheme

    Former Advisors Indicted in $35 Million Fraud Scheme Posted on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 5:41 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: Angelo Alleca and Mark Morrow were indicted for their alleged involvement in a scheme that defrauded more than 300 investors of $35 million. During the time of the scheme, Alleca was president and COO of Summit Wealth Manag ...

    Eccleston Law Offices- 7 readers -
  • TD Bank VP Conviction Opens Door to Ponzi Scheme Victims

    TD Bank VP Conviction Opens Door to Ponzi Scheme Victims February 5, 2016 by Brian Mahany Last fall, former TD Bank regional vice president Frank Spinosa pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud charges in connection with a scheme to aid and abet a billion dollar Ponzi scheme. In December he was sentenced to 30 months in prison and must surrender next week to begin his sentence.

    Due Diligence- 9 readers -
  • NEXT Financial Group FIned $125K on Sales of UITs (Unit Investment Trusts)

    January 27, 2016 – Houston, Texas NEXT Financial Group, Inc. entered into a Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent (AWC) with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to resolve allegations that from May 1, 2009- April 30, 2014, NEXT failed to apply sales charge discounts to certain customers’ eligible purchases of unit investment trusts (UITs) in violation of FINRA Rule 2010.

    Rex Securities Law- 12 readers -
  • Michael Malloy’s I–9 Corner

    In person and in print, Michael Malloy has been sharing his knowledge of I–9 compliance issues with Maine employers. Malloy spoke on legal issues relating to I–9 compliance to the Central Maine SHRM Chapter and the Lewiston—Auburn Metrop ...

    Brann & Isaacson- 7 readers -
  • Oregon Following in Ohio’s Footsteps?

    Its being reported that the State of Oregon is considering enacting tax modeled on Ohio’s infamous Commercial Activity Tax (the “Ohio CAT”). “The plan,” according to reports, “would scrap Oregon’s corporate income tax system in favor of a 0.39 percent Commercial Activity Tax, or CAT, modeled after Ohio’s system.

    Brann & Isaacson- 7 readers -
  • Weekly Edge #36: Good Habits to Get and Bad Habits to Break

    Bad habits. We all have them, but the scariest part is that they can become so ingrained in our lives that we either forget about them, or overlook the negative impact they have on us. Let this newsletter serve as a wake-up call! It’s time to conquer those bad habits and create a new routine that will lead to a better you. How? We recommend starting with the articles below.

    Andrew Cabasso/ Jurispage- 7 readers -
  • Child Support Testimonial for Jennifer M. Reynolds

    “I just wanted to thank you for the amazing job you did standing up for me and my daughter. You are great at what you do! You are a very strong and confident woman, and with you beside me, I felt empowered. You are definitely in the right profession and are a woman that people, like myself, can look up to. I would recommend you to anyone seeking help with fa ...

    Jeremy Howe/ The Law Office of Jeremy Howe- 8 readers -
  • Yellow Cab Files for Bankruptcy Protection

    Yellow Cab Files for Bankruptcy Protection Posted on Feb 05, 2016 By Joshua Lawhorn February 5, 2016 by Joshua Lawhorn With the rising popularity and convenience of mobile ride hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, taxi companies are finding it difficult to keep up. Recently, Yellow Cab Cooperative in San Francisco filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

    Joshua Lawhorn/ Bond and Botes- 8 readers -
  • Ms. F v. Health Authority, 2016 BCHRT 12

    Our client filed a Human Rights complaint against her employer, alleging discrimination in employment on the basis of mental disability. Her complaint was originally dismissed by the Human Rights Tribunal on the basis that it wasn’t “timely” (i.e. that it wasn’t filed by the deadline set out in the Hum ...

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 6 readers -
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