• Guerrilla Marketing Tactics for Law Firms

      Guerrilla marketing has been around for quite some time and was really brought to light in the 80’s when Jay Conrad Levinson defined the term in his book ‘Guerrilla Advertising.’ While the definition of guerrilla marketing can vary for many, one thing that all agree on is that guerrilla marketing was born from creative entrepreneurs with limited marketing budgets.

      Allen Rodriguez/ One 400- 6 readers -
    • Bed Rail Entrapment

      Our Dallas attorneys can help you file a claim or lawsuit in order to recover compensation following a bed rail injury. Bed rails (AKA side rails) serve an important purpose in nursing homes as well as in hospitals. They limit movement when it comes to at-risk patients, and they serve as an easy way of making sure that patients are kept safe from falling from their bed.

      Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 4 readers -
  • Hospitals Liable for Medicare Fraud by Ambulance Services

    Hospitals have the deep pockets that many local ambulance services don’t have. When the government intervened in a Medicare fraud case filed by a former employee of Century Ambulance in Jacksonville, Florida some wondered how the local hospitals served by Century would fare. The answer is, “not well.” Last week the Justice Department settled the case against Century.

    Due Diligence- 3 readers -
  • How Dangerous is Aggressive Driving?

    In our fast paced lives, we often get impatient especially while driving. However, aggressive driving is often the cause of automobile accidents. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol and Missouri Department of Transportation, aggressive driving is a major cause behind many motor vehicle accidents that occur in Missouri.

    St. Louis Car Accident Attorney- 3 readers -
  • Sun Glare Accidents

    We all know that weather like sleet, snow, and rain can cause dangerous road conditions, but few people take into account just how dangerous sun can be at certain times of the day. If you have ever driven around sunrise or sunset, you probably have experienced the temporary blindness while driving caused by sun glare.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 3 readers -
  • Former Citi Broker Charged With Outside Business Activity

    Former Citi Broker Charged With Outside Business Activity Posted on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 11:11 AM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: FINRA has accused David Lee Shafranek, a former broker with Citigroup Global Markets, of outside business activity. That is when a broker solicits a client to purchase securities not held or offered by his or her brokerage firm.

    Eccleston Law Offices- 3 readers -
  • Rest in Peace – TIC Scams

    2002 marked the beginning of an era for tenant in common (TIC) scams. That year, the IRS issued a revenue rule that said TIC investments qualified for deferred taxation under Section 1031 of the tax code. It wasn’t long before Wall Street and several slick promoters jumped on the bandwagon. People and companies like Carlton Cabot, Gemini, DBSI, Provident and Tony Thompson… By ...

    Due Diligence- 4 readers -
  • Whistleblower Ordered to Pay Legal Fees

    When a whistleblower that filed cases under the False Claims Act is successful, he or she can anticipate a large check and the lawyers can get substantial legal fees too. Sometimes, however, the court orders the whistleblower to pay legal fees. Those cases are rare but a federal judge in Virginia this week sanctioned a whistleblower $109,000 in legal fees.

    Due Diligence- 2 readers -
  • Dialysis Clinic Accused of “Witness Coaching,” Settles Medicare Fraud Claim

    Last month DaVita Inc. agreed to settle a long running Medicare fraud case filed by several whistleblowers. The company was accused of overusing certain dialysis drugs. The settlement occurred after the company was called on the carpet for witness coaching. DaVita, and its subsidiary Gambro Healthcare, owns several medical clinics that provide dialysis to patients with kidney problems.

    Due Diligence- 3 readers -
  • Wall Street Bailouts Are Finally Over, Right? (Whistleblower Post)

    Technically, there have not been any new bailouts in recent months but banks and bankers have pretty short memories. Already, we see some lenders again making risky loans and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are once again poised to bear the costs of any loan failures. In 2008, Fannie and Freddie, the then two private mortgage insurance companies, needed $187,500,000,00.

    Due Diligence- 2 readers -
  • Can a Student Loan Be Discharged In Bankruptcy?

    Yes, but very rarely. Federal law currently does not allow for the discharge of student loans in bankruptcy except in extreme circumstances. Absent a physical or mental inability to support yourself or a showing that repaying the student loans would take food off the table, a student loan survives bankruptcy. An attempt to discharge student loans is an uphill battle.

    Dove Bankruptcy Law- 7 readers -
  • When Can You Be Charged with Burglary in Illinois?

    When most people think of the term “burglary,” they think of a person breaking into a home to steal money or property. However, under Illinois law,1 the criminal offense of burglary encompasses many more potential scenarios than the traditional idea of a burglary. All burglary charges can be extremely serious, therefore, anyone who is suspected of committing burglary under any ...

    criminaldefenseattorneyinchicago.com- 3 readers -
  • UBS Under Investigation for Selling Currency and Foreign Exchange Products

    UBS Under Investigation for Selling Currency and Foreign Exchange Products Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 11:19 AM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: The U.S. Justice Department is investigating UBS Financial Services, unsuitable recommendations and sales of currency and foreign exchange products, including the UBS V10 Enhanced FX Carry Strategy.

    Eccleston Law Offices- 4 readers -
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