• Choice of Law in a Bankruptcy Case

      When a person files for bankruptcy in Florida and owes a gambling debt in Nevada, which states' law apply in determining whether the claim on the gambling debt should be allowed or whether it is dischargeable or nondischargeable? A 2006 Florida bankruptcy ruling dealt with this issue. The Bankruptcy Court reviewed that normally a federal court hearing a matter pursuant to diver ...

      Miami Bankruptcy Law Blog- 6 readers -
    • Why she went through a strange property?

      The client appears with a letter from a walker. She writes something like: “I went in the dark about your property. And I fell head first on the pavement. The cause was, that in the dark there was a unlit iron chain, which is stretched on your property. It hangs in the middle of about 20 to 30 cm above the ground and thereby it acts as a tripping hazard. It is not visible in the dark.

      R24 Kooperation/ www.r24.de/en/- 3 readers -
  • Drunk Driving Can Lead To Professional Discipline

    The Bar cares when you’ve stayed too long at the bar. Attorneys need to be mindful that a conviction for drunk driving may impact their ability to practice law. Practitioners who are subject to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the USPTO, for example, must advise the Office of Enrollment and Discipline within 30 days of any criminal conviction, misdemeanor or felony.

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 2 readers -
  • The Ethics of Independence

    “Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom” – Albert Einstein As we prepare to celebrate the birthday of our country’s independence, I am reminded that we, as lawyers, owe a significant ethical duty to exercise independence in the representation of our clients.

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 3 readers -
  • What is a Good Settlement with Midland Funding?

    By: Robert J. Nahoum The notorious debt buyer Midland Funding, LLC has sued you for an old debt that they bought from an original creditor. You are considering whether to fight them or to reach a reasonable settlement and get on with your life. You now have to determine how much is a good settlement with Midland Funding? Firstly, there are important practical considerations ...

    The Law Offices of Robert J Nahoum- 4 readers -
  • Colt Bankruptcy

    I am aware that some purchasers of Colt firearms are concerned with the announcement earlier this month that the company has filed for bankruptcy. Please note that Colt’s press release on the subject found here explains that Colt requested that the Bankruptcy Court approve its “requests to protect trade creditors, vendors, and suppliers thereby allowing for its operations to ...

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 3 readers -
  • Pennsylvania Firearms Law Seminar – July 25, 2015!

    On July 25, 2015, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince and Attorney Eric Winter of Firearms Industry Consulting Group (FICG), a division of Prince Law Offices, P.C., in conjunction with King Shooters Supply, will offer a four (4) hour seminar on state and federal firearms law at their store located at 346 E Church Rd, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406. The cost is $10 and ...

    Joshua Prince/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 7 readers -
  • Citizen Legal Research and Analysis

    In addition to lawyers and professionals, regular citizens can benefit from having access to Docket Alarm’s legal research platform to uncover litigation history and stay informed of the latest lawsuits and cases. Here are four ways the public can use Docket Alarm to their benefit. 1. Conduct Due Diligence Citizens can use Docket Alarm to research potential employers ...

    Tara Sue Klamrowski/ DocketAlarm- 4 readers -
  • Healthcare Fraud: Medicaid and Medicare Fraud in Texas

    Healthcare Fraud in Texas Because healthcare fraud costs the government and taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars every year, both the federal government as well as the Texas State Attorney General’s Office devote massive resources to prosecute it. Thus, individuals and organizations that are accused of committing health care fraud are liable for civil and criminal penalties ...

    Benson Varghese/ Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney- 5 readers -
  • Can I Take a Part-Time or Temporary Job While Receiving Unemployment?

    Though many people are accused of taking advantage of the Missouri unemployment insurance system by simply sitting at home and doing nothing while they receive weekly checks, in reality the large majority of unemployed Missourians just want to find new work. Specifically, they want to find work that is suitable for their skills, educations, and experience and, therefore, it is ...

    www.kcarplaw.com- 4 readers -
  • Be Careful of your Own Insurance Company!

    Be careful of your own insurance company! We just emerged victorious from a one-week jury trial (yes, trial) against State Farm Insurance Company, which was attempting to walk away from properly compensating its own customer. Our client had paid for a policy which included uninsured motorist coverage, and was in fact injured when his vehicle was rear-ended and flipped upside-do ...

    Eric Block/ jacksonvillepersonalinjury.attorney- 3 readers -
  • Unnecessary costs for the employer

    An employee resigns for health reasons his job. He will continue to operate on the date already away from work. The next day he gets in advance by e-mail the summary dismissal by the employer because of unexcused absence. However, according to his employment contract the employee has three days to submit a medical certificate. The employer is therefore written.

    R24 Kooperation/ www.r24.de/en/- 5 readers -
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