• IRS Overbilled for New Portal? Whistleblower Post

      A report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) claims the IRS was overbilled for work on its new communications portal. The portal is the key component in the IRS’ electronic tax return filing system. According to the report, TIGTA audited three months of invoices submitted by private contractors.

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    • What Recovery Is Available for Car Accident Victims?

      What Recovery Is Available for Car Accident Victims? The following are types of financial compensation a victim can recover by filing a car accident case: Medical expenses Many injuries suffered in car accidents require extensive medical treatment. The following are all types of medical expenses that an auto accident victim may incur: Ambulance transportation Emergency and tra ...

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  • Can a Debt Collector Freeze My Direct Deposit?

    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM You just heard from your landlord and he tells you the rent check bounced; or maybe you swipe your debit card at the grocery store cash register and the cashier tells you your card has been rejected. Turns out, your bank account has been frozen due a debt collection judgment! In New York, the quickest way for a debt collector to collect on a ...

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  • Power of Attorney Not Authorized for Self Dealing

    Written by Brian Spiro • May 22nd, 2015 • Probate Litigation, Resources, Other Resources, Commercial Litigation, A power of attorney is a legal document is a legal document delegating authority from one person to another. Recently, the Supreme Court of South Dakota provided yet another example of how important the language contained within this document truly is. Studt v.

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  • Corruption Trial Heats Up for Philly Officers

    A federal criminal trial1 involving six Philadelphia police officers is currently in full swing and, as likely expected, police officers testifying for the defense are fully defending the innocence of their colleagues. Severe racketeering2 charges were brought against seven different law enforcement officers in 2013 alleging that the officers, all members of the same undercove ...

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  • Overcharged and Under Qualified – Whistleblower Post

    A report this week from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) carries an important reminder that government agencies must always be vigilant about procurement fraud. TIGTA claims the IRS failed to properly review invoices before paying private contractors working on its eFiling portal.

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  • Taking Out Loans to Get Out of Debt

    Although I have gotten out of the habit over the years of discussing this very important point with clients, I was recently reminded that perhaps pulling out old volumes of legal advice from days gone by and dusting them off might need to be considered. I was discussing debts with someone the other day and found myself listening to the following scenario: “I have tried very, v ...

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  • Student Loans Are Not Just a Problem for Young Adults

    When most people think of the ever-growing student loan crisis in the United States, they are generally concerned about young individuals who are recently out of school and are struggling to find quality work in their chosen field—or at all. Focus is on young adults who have to put off purchasing houses, starting a family, and other milestones that traditionally have happened ...

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  • Would You Give Your Money To A Convicted Felon?

    Would you turn over your hard earned money to a convicted felon? Many readers are saying “No way!” but many do so everyday. Yes, everyday. Yesterday, four major money center banks agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges in connection with a worldwide conspiracy among several banks to manipulate foreign exchange rates (“FOREX”). Citi, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays and RBS.

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  • Do You Have to Go To Court If You File Bankruptcy?

    This is another very common question that I answer almost every day. The short answer is “Yes”, at least one court appearance is required in every Bankruptcy case. But don’t worry! These hearings are usually low-key and don’t take all day. When is my Court Date and What Happens There? Your court date will be within 30 days of the date your case was filed.

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  • SEC Launches Inquiring into JPMorgan's Fund Sales

    SEC Launches Inquiring into JPMorgan’s Fund Sales Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 9:45 AM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: JP Morgan Chase & Co. is under investigation by the SEC and other regulators regarding the manner in which it sells its own mutual funds and other proprietary products.

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  • What is an Advance Directive?

    What is an Advance Directive? by Fort Worth Estate Planning Attorney Susan Smith You’ve probably seen it in the movies or read about it in the news. It’s a heart-wrenching scenario: a spouse or parent is in a coma. A decision must be made: keep your loved one on life support, or let nature take its course? Making medical choices in a time of emotional stress is heart-wrenching.

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