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As many of you are aware, I previously blogged on Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s 2013-2014 Annual Firearms Reciprocity Report, which the Attorney General is required, by law, to complete annually and submit to the General Assembly. Based on information I recently obtained, it is now questionable whether AG Kane purposely left out information from her report and failed in he ...
[Note: This post by attorney Brian Mahany originally appeared in the National Law Review. It is repreinted here with permission from the the NLR.] We have long said that medical clinics that hire patient recruiters are often engaging in Medicare fraud. Earlier this week I spoke to a gentleman in Detroit named “John” (not his real name of, course.
[Note: This post by attorney Brian Mahany originally appeared in the National Law Review. It is repreinted here with permission from the the NLR.] The United States has collected tens of billions of dollars in the wake of the 2007 –2008 economic meltdown. Bank of America alone paid over $20 billion, much of that last year in a landmark settlement involving $10 billion in cash ...
Minjarez lost consciousness during arrest BY LANIE LEE COOK| LCOOK@THEADVOCATE.COM March 05, 2015 The mother and grandmother of two children of a Scott man who died a year ago after losing consciousness during an arrest have filed separate wrongful-death lawsuits in federal court in Lafayette on behalf of the minors.
[Note: This post by attorney Brian Mahany originally appeared in the National Law Review. It is repreinted here with permission from the the NLR.] The recent onslaught of bad press about nonbank mortgage servicer Ocwen is just the tip of the iceberg. Ocwen may be on everyone’s radar these days but the explosive growth of nonbank servicers in general has regulators concerned.
Luxembourg has long been a bastion of bank secrecy. While most folks think of the Cayman Islands or Switzerland when it comes to secret numbered accounts, there have been many other countries with long private banking traditions; countries such as Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Monaco. While continuing to embrace its burgeoning financial services industry, Luxembourg’s finance ...
People are often surprised to learn just how many seemingly law-abiding and productive members of society have a criminal record of some sort. Perhaps a college prank resulted in a trespassing charge, one too many at the bar resulted in a DUI1, or some youthful experimentation with marijuana got you into some trouble.
[Note: This post by attorney Brian Mahany originally appeared in the National Law Review. It is repreinted here with permission from the the NLR.] The IRS estimates that there are millions of U.S. taxpayers with unreported offshore accounts. Americans with accounts in Switzerland. Dual nationals with accounts in their home country. American expats living and banking in Israel.
[Note: This post by attorney Brian Mahany originally appeared in the National Law Review. It is repreinted here with permission from the the NLR.] Nexus means “connection, tie or link.” Since the 1992 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Quill v. North Dakota, nexus has been a very hot topic in sales tax law.
Illinois Man Arrested for $105 Million Ponzi Scheme Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 2:13 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Daniel Spitzer, an Illinois resident, pleaded guilty for perpetrating a $105 million Ponzi scheme, bilking about 280 investors including his brother-in-law.
DACA > Department of Homeland Security Funded Until September 30th Miami immigration lawyers have been watching a near-crisis unfold in regard to the funding of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted Tuesday to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September 30th, 2015 — without any restrictions on immigration.
Drinking diet sodas might not be good for your health—specifically for postmenopausal women. The research on older women and the associated heart risks from diet soda intake is notable for a couple of reasons. Most medical research is conducted on men; the results are assumed to apply similarly to women. We now know that women’s heart attack symptoms differ from those of men, for example.
Can I take a picture of Police Making an Arrest? For certain the answer is yes. The issue is what will the police officers do to you once they see you taking the picture, and what remedy you have against the police? There are two separate actions the police can take that may be actionable. If they assault you and/or break your camera. If they can arrest you for something.
The Hard Work of Prudent Trust Investing Posted March 5, 2015 by Keith Davidson & filed under Uncategorized. The law of Trusts requires every Trustee to invest Trust assets “as a prudent investor would, by considering the purposes, terms, distribution requirements, and other circumstanes of the trust.” 16047.
How Can a Car Accident Attorney Help Me? We understand how important this question can be for accident victims and families who have lost loved ones in accidents. After you’ve been in any kind of car accident, it’s natural to feel confused and overwhelmed. There are so many different questions. Who is at fault? Who pays for damage to my car? Am I entitled to a rental car? Who ...
Written by Jeffrey Skatoff • March 5th, 2015 • Probate Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Resources, Other Resources, An ambiguous deed with survivorship language creates confusion, requiring the court to interpret the ownership of real estate. In Simon v. Koplin, 2015 Fla. App. LEXIS 3045 (2nd DCA 2015), an individual, Mr.
February 27, 2015- Columbia, South Carolina The Securities Commissioner of the State of South Carolina has filed an Order to Cease and Desist against a Garland, Texas, Company and one of its promoters , to halt sales of unregistered oil and gas investments in South Carolina and assessing fines. Cannon Operating Company, LLC, a Texas limited liability company and John Griffi ...
Many of the Medicare fraud stories we cover end up with someone going to prison. When we represent whistleblowers in state and federal False Claims Actions, our goal is both to stop fraud and to earn our clients the maximum award monies possible. Questions frequently arise as to when and why Medicaid or Medicare fraud gets prosecuted criminally versus civilly.