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By: Robert J. Nahoum Judgment creditors have a wide variety of devices at their disposal to enforce debt collection judgments. The most common of these are bank freezes and wage garnishments. Another, less common buy far more destructive is the sale of a judgment debtor’s home. New York law permits a judgment creditor to force the sale of a judgment debtor’s home in satisfaction of a judgment.
John D. Kavaler (Kavaler), a former Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. (“Ameriprise”) broker, recently submitted a letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent in which he consented to, but did not admit to or deny, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) findings that he recommended an unsuitable investment strategy to several of his customers.
Illinois commercial truck drivers are under tremendous pressure to meet deadlines, ship goods on time, and maintain a regular schedule. When circumstances such as heavy traffic or poor weather cause delays or unsafe conditions, many truck drivers make circumstances even more hazardous—and cause more accidents—by driving at unsafe or excessive speeds.
Stephen Marc Biley (Biley) recently submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (“AWC”) pursuant to FINRA Rule 9216 of FINRA’s Code of Procedure in connection with allegations he participated in the sale of unregistered penny stocks on behalf of three customers in 2011. Accordingly, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) suspended Biley for thirty (30) bus ...
Attention Oil and Gas Investors: Stockbrokers’ Sales Practices of Private Oil & Gas Investment Products Investigated October 11, 2015 Stockbrokers’ Inappropriate Recommendations of Oil and Gas Investment Products Investigated by Securities Lawyers Unsuitable investment recommendations in oil and gas investment products have caused many elderly investors to suffer significant losses, accordi.
Michael Oppenheim Investigated by Peiffer Rosca Wolf Attorneys November 7, 2015 Michael Oppenheim Entered a Plea of Guilty to Embezzlement and Securities Fraud Michael Oppenheim entered a plea of guilty to one count of embezzlement and one count of securities fraud in Manhattan’s Southern District Court on November 5, 2015.
Commercial trucks can weigh many tons more than other cars on the road and may be limited in their mobility by size and speed. And, with constant pressure to meet tight deadlines and long drives, exhausted or stressed drivers may be particularly susceptible to making life-altering mistakes. One such mistake is a wide-turn accident, which happens when a collision is caused by a ...
The members of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PPUC) and Core Communications, Inc., appealed a District Court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of AT&T Corp. Core billed AT&T for terminating phone calls from AT&T’s customers to Core’s Internet Service Provider (ISP) customers from 2004 to 2009.
By: Robert J. Nahoum In a debt collection lawsuit, the Plaintiff (the party bringing the lawsuit) always has the burden to prove that the Defendant (the party being sued) is responsible for the debt. To meet this burden, a junk debt buyer like Cavalry Portfolio Services must prove that (1) it has the right to sue; (2) the debt is attributable to the defendant; and (3) that th ...
Bobby M. Collins– Fraud Scheme Targeting Senior Investors October 9, 2015 Bobby M. Collins Allegedly Orchestrated a Fraud Scheme Targeting Senior Investors Bobby M. Collins, a Texas-based insurance agent, allegedly orchestrated a multi-year fraud scheme targeting senior investors, according to an SEC Complaint currently under review by attorneys Joe Peiffer and Alan Rosca. Bobby M.
Salena Lynn Woods – Alleged Misappropriation of Customer Funds October 7, 2015 Salena Lynn Woods Allegedly Misappropriated Customer Funds and Refused to Cooperate with Investigation Salena Lynn Woods, formerly a stockbroker with J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC, allegedly misappropriated funds from retail bank customer’s accounts, according to FINRA documents under review by sec ...
David D. Lewis– Failure to Establish, Maintain and Enforce Adequate Supervisory System and Written Supervisory Procedures October 4, 2015 David D. Lewis Allegedly Failed to Establish, Maintain and Enforce Adequate Supervisory System and Written Supervisory Procedures David D. Lewis allegedly failed to establish, maintain and enforce adequate supervisory system and written s ...
William M. Apostelos and Connie M. Apostelos—Ponzi Scheme October 3, 2015 William M. Apostelos and Connie M. Apostelos Allegedly Orchestrated a $70 Million Ponzi William M. Apostelos, 54, and Connie M. Apostelos, 50, both formerly of Springboro, Ohio, allegedly fraudulently persuaded hundreds of individuals from all over the U.S.
In the November 9, 2015 edition of leading industry publication State Tax Notes, George Isaacson and Matthew Schaefer explain “What Europe’s Excess Tax Burdens On E-Commerce Can Teach Us.” Their article, which is featured on the cover of the publication, is the first of a regular quarterly column written by Brann & Isaacson’s state and local tax lawyers under the title “Eyes on E-Commerce.
Law firm marketing is an essential part of your duties as a self made business professional. As such, you will want to adopt several measures that are designed to give you the best possible exposure on the Internet, as well as the maximum amount of responses. What are the essentials for your landing page? In order to ensure a more effective PPC campaign for your law firm, there ...
A start-up company thinks it has a solution to one of the worst problems we face on the road today — accidents caused by distracted drivers. This brand new, five-person Chicago company, called TextNinja, has created an app that combines technology, psychology, and gaming rewards to stop people from texting while they drive.
The majority of employers in the U.S. are required to pay taxes to help fund state unemployment insurance programs. If a number of unemployment claims are filed by former employees, your company’s tax liability could substantially increase. How your company will be affected by a particular claim will depend on many different factors.
$43 Million Gas Station? False Claims Act Post November 30, 2015 by Brian Mahany False Claims Act and Afghanistan Reconstruction Efforts Back in 1986 when Congress was debating whether it should breathe life into the False Claims Act, Americans were treated to many tales of government contractors run amuck.