• Matthew Schaefer Critiques Federal Sales Tax Legislation In Internet Retailer

    B&I Partner Matthew Schaefer shared his views on proposed federal legislation to authorize state sales tax collection in an article appearing in the current online edition of Internet Retailer. Schaefer commented on both the Main Street Fairness Act (“MFA”) pending in the Senate and a competing bill recently introduced by Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz in the House.

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  • Can I Recover If I Missed Work After a Car Accident?

    Can I Recover If I Missed Work After a Car Accident? by Anthony Bruning | Aug 3, 2015 | Uncategorized | Each year car accidents result in serious injuries and lasting physical limitations for the victims of collisions. Due to the serious nature of injuries, many people have to miss work or other income opportunities during hospital stays and recovery periods.

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  • 50 Cent in One Hand and Half a Dollar . . .

    . . . in the other. I’m a bankruptcy lawyer. There, I said it. My product is a service that helps my clients save assets and eliminate debt. The problem with my business model is that it sparks a never ending conversation about morals and character because the stigma is that folks who file for bankruptcy lived a lavish lifestyle and simply spent more than they made.

    Christine Kingston/ Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor- 4 readers -
  • Chiropractors Eyed for Medicare Fraud

    Chiropractors Being Examined for Medicare Fraud In 2012 and 2013, the taxpayer funded Medicare program paid $1.4 billion for chiropractic services. A random survey of those services, however, found that a shocking 38% were “medically unnecessary, improperly coded or undocumented.” That puts chiropractors directly in the bull’s eye for possible Medicare fraud.

    Due Diligence- 5 readers -
  • Exemption of Annuities in Florida

    Florida law provides for a certain exemption for annuities. Florida Statute section 222.14 provides that "the proceeds of annuity contracts issued to citizens or residents of the state, upon whatever form, shall not in any case be liable to attachment, garnishment ... or legal process in favor of any creditor ... of the person who is the beneficiary of such annuity contract, unless the ...

    Jordan Bublick/ Miami Bankruptcy Law Blog- 2 readers -
  • Second Foreclosure Case and Quiet Title Action

    A 2013 Florida case dealt with the issue of whether a mortgage remained enforceable after a the dismissal of a foreclosure case and more than five years has passed from the date of the first default in mortgage payments. The homeowner argued that the five year Florida statute of limitations applied to render the mortgage no longer enforceable.

    Jordan Bublick/ Miami Bankruptcy Law Blog- 3 readers -
  • Couple Win $16.6 Million Investment Fraud Award

    Exotic Derivatives and Investment Fraud After a five year wait and grueling 95 day trial, James and Margaret Eringer can finally sleep a bit easier; their long investment fraud case against BNP Paribas Securities is over. The couple won an award of $16.6 million dollars. Most investment fraud cases against stockbrokers are handled by binding arbitration before the Finan ...

    Due Diligence- 10 readers -

    In reading articles posted in this blog, I hope it is impressed upon you to understand the risks you are accepting in your contract and what to do if you encounter a risk, as well as those risks you are flowing down or allocating to your subcontractors. Construction is inherently risky so you want to know what to do when you encounter certain situations or occurrences, and i ...

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 4 readers -
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

    Chronic pain is debilitating and life altering for sufferers all around the country and world. One of the most common chronic pain diseases is arthritis, which causes joint inflammation and degeneration. Although many believe arthritis only affects older people, there are many juvenile sufferers as well.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 5 readers -
  • Neck Fusion Surgery After an Auto Accident

    Some types of neck injuries from an auto accident may require neck fusion surgery which may involve a long rehabilitation period. An auto accident can cause several types of serious injuries, which may require surgery to heal completely. When the neck suffers a serious impact in an auto accident, the discs or bones can get damaged or disjointed.

    Christopher Hoffmann/ St. Louis Car Accident Attorney- 2 readers -
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ)

    citizenship > Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ) As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have handled quite a few Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) cases. Below are some frequently asked questions about SIJ program. What is the purpose of the Special Immigrant Juvenile program? The purpose of the SIJ program is to help foreign children in the United States who have been ...

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 3 readers -
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