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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.
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 ...
A federal jury in Los Angeles this week convicted the former chief operating officer of United Commercial Bank (UCB) of criminal fraud and conspiracy charges. After just a few hours of deliberation, the jury convicted Ebrahim Shabudin of all charges. The indictment related to a TARP fraud that ultimately caused the bank to fail. Taxpayers were once again left holding the bag.
Can I Sue an Out-of-State Driver After a Car Accident? Out of the out tens of thousands of car accidents that occur throughout Missouri each year, a significant number are caused by out of state drivers. This is particularly true for metropolitan areas that lie on or near the border of two states, such as St. Louis or Kansas City.
Head-on collisions account for about ten percent of all fatal road accidents in the United States. The severity of an injury caused by a car accident will vary with the type of accident; however, it has been reported that head-on collisions are the most dangerous of all and they invariably result in extremely serious injuries.
Wyoming Based Investment Adviser Fined for Misrepresentation Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 1:22 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: The SEC has fined Logical Wealth Management, Inc., a Wyoming investment adviser for misrepresentations. Between 2006 and 2011, Logical Wealth overstated its assets under management in filings with the SEC, thereby ...
There is nothing scarier than facing a serious or untreatable condition. That’s why we count on our doctors to give us as much honest and helpful information about our diagnoses as possible. Because of this bond, we often feel that going to another doctor for a second (or third) opinion would be a betrayal.
Adjustment of Status (AOS) > A Step-by-Step Guide on What to Expect During Your Marriage Interview, One of the most gratifying things about being a Miami immigration lawyer, is the fact that I have the unique opportunity to help couples build a life in the United States. As some of you may know through personal experience, preparing for your adjustment of status (gree ...
President Obama is expected to speak about payday lending when he gives a speech at Lawson State Community College today in Birmingham. Reports state that U.S. Representative Terri Sewell said President Obama will comment on the subprime lending industry during his speech. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is expected to announce the new rules as it relates to payday loa ...
An employment discrimination case before theMaine Human Relations Commission took an unusual turn recently, when Governor Paul LePage attempted to intervene during settlement negotiations. Following the Commission’s probable cause determination against the employer, Governor LePage, acting on information from representatives of the employer, questioned the legitimacy of the Co ...
As a trademark owner, you should ensure you are aware of the renewal requirements on your trademark registration. That you being said, if you are unaware of the renewal deadlines, you’re in luck: starting this year, the United States Patent & Trademark Office will be sending renewal notices to remind trademark owners of these important dates.