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If you are an owner and discover construction or design defects, you are going to want consult with a lawyer to make sure you know your rights under Florida Statutes Chapter 558. This includes sending a written notice of the construction or design defects identifying the defects with sufficient detail to the potentially responsible parties.
With so many companies guarantying student loan debt forgiveness and using Obama’s words to market and sell their offerings, I thought I would set the record straight! YOU CAN HELP YOURSELF FOR FREE YOU CAN HIRE ONE OF THESE COMPANIES THAT MAY NOT BE LAWYERS; OR YOU CAN HIRE A LAWYER TO REPRESENT YOU Don’t be fooled into thinking these companies can get you any better deal that you can.
Most of the False Claims Act cases we write about involve Medicare fraud, residential mortgage programs or federally insured banks. Although all False Claims Act cases involve tax dollars or tax supported programs, the government usually isn’t the victim. Taxpayers are. A case this week from New York City shows that sometimes the government itself is the victim.
Finally, an independent news source and clearinghouse for whistleblowers, the Whistleblower News Review! There are a couple good whistleblower organizations within the United States but none dedicated exclusively to whistleblower news stories. All that changed today with the launching of the new site. Why are we so excited? There are two reasons; first we are advertisers on the new site.
Very soon, the Congressional House Ways and Means Committee will vote on a repeal of the federal estate and gift tax. If the measure gets through the committee, it would then move on to a full vote in Congress, before being decided upon by the Senate. Currently, the federal estate and gift tax threshold is $5.43m for individuals who pass away in 2015, up slightly from 2014’s $5.34m mark.
The number one reason teens get distracted and have automobile accidents is interacting with a passenger. Interacting with a passenger is a form of distracted driving. Texting while driving (or using a phone) is not the only type of distracted driving. A study just released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found, “Distracted driving contributes to 58 percent of automobi ...
We represented a small business in its appeal of a ruling by the Canada Revenue Agency that the business’ workers were properly classified as employees, as opposed to self-employed independent contractors. The effect of this initial ruling was that our client was ordered to make certain EI, CPP and ...
It’s no secret that ATF told at least one FFL they need to run a NICS check on trustees picking up NFA firearms on behalf of a trust. In a letter addressed to Dakota Silencer, ATF explained: The term “person” is defined by the GCA at 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(1), to include “any individual, corporation, company, association, firm, partnership, society, or joint stock company.
Sometimes, clients are hesitant about including creditors when seeking debt relief. One reason is that they believe the creditor has their best interests in mind. It is not uncommon for people to believe that their creditors are their friends when that could not be further from the truth. Don’t get me wrong, a fair and helpful lender can make a huge difference in your life.
March 25, 2015-Austin, TX John Morgan, Securities Commissioner for the State of Texas, entered an Emergency Cease and Desist Order against Lonestar Mineral Assets or Dallas and Colleyville, TX, and its owner Kenneth W. McKay of Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX. The Order alleges that Lonestar and McKay have been offering investments in mineral royalty rights in Texas though a publicly ...
New York Based Brokerage Firm Charged in Investment Fraud Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 10:46 AM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: Brookville Capital Partners LLC, a registered brokerage firm based in New York, was charged by FINRA with investment fraud in connection with sales of a private placement offering.
Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca released a major ad campaign for its heart medication, Crestor. One of those ads starts with the tag line, “Get it right the first time.” Medicaid officials in Texas, however, think AstraZeneca didn’t get it right… they believe the company has defrauded the public and taxpayers with “false and misleading marketing” of Crestor, the company’s le ...
March 12, 2015 In recent SEC filings, CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc. reported an estimated value of $5.20 per share. The value of CNL LIfestyle Properties has dropped nearly 25% since 2013 when it had an estimated value of $6.85. It was originally offered at $10 per share. Investors should be aware that estimated value does not translate to fair market value, ie; the actual ...
Playgrounds are a fun place to relax with your children. Most parents spend plenty of time every year visiting playgrounds with their kids. Yet playgrounds are not always as safe as they are fun. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 200,00 children under the age of 14 are treated at emergency rooms in the United States for serious playground-re ...
Prevent a potentially dangerous and fatal accident by learning to drive defensively. Studies have shown that accidents involving passenger cars and semi-trucks can be extremely serious and dangerous. Often it is the occupants of the passenger cars who are vulnerable to serious and life-threatening injuries resulting from the collision.