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Last week I had an interesting phone call with a client, in summary: Client: “I got a thank you note, did you cover it on my social media profiles?” Me: “I did not know about the note, can you send it over?” Client: “You should just have it!” The basis of this conversation inspired this blog post which is basically a beginner’s guide for lawyers with social media programs.
Previously, I discussed the concept of “statutory employer” in the framework of workers compensation. Again, this concept is based on language in Florida Statute s. 440.10(1)(b) that provides: In case a contractor sublets any part or parts of his or her contract work to a subcontractor or subcontractors, all of the employees of such contractor and subcontractor or subcontra ...
Sen. Grassley Of Iowa Has Come To The Aid Of A Whistleblower In A False Claims Act Case That Could Be Worth Millions Senator Grassley is almost as much of a hero to whistleblowers as was Abraham Lincoln. Congress passed the original False Claims Act law during the Civil War at the behest of President Lincoln.
Evolving technology makes our lives more convenient but our roads more dangerous. Gadgets, like cell phones and GPS devices, take our attention off of the road, leading to an increasing number of accidents caused by distracted drivers. Recent high profile campaigns highlighting the dangers of texting and driving have reached millions of Americans.
An estimated 20% of all car accidents take place in commercial parking lots. Surprisingly, more accidents happen in parking garages and parking lots than in highways and main roads. When driving in a parking lot, even the most careful and defensive driver may divert his attention from driving to other issues, such as looking for a suitable parking place or being in a hurry to get into the shop.
Written by Anya Van Veen • August 31st, 2015 • Probate Litigation, Guardianship Litigation, Florida guardianship statutes, the Florida probate rules, and the general rules of Florida civil procedure often operate together to dictate the rights and deadlines that a party has in a given proceeding. In Adelman v.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently announced Joseph C. Schroeder (Schroeder) submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (“AWC”) pursuant to FINRA Rule 9216 of FINRA’s Code of Procedure in connection with allegations he, inter alia, engaged in private securities transactions, borrowed funds from a customer, and exercised unauthorized trades.
New cars are rolling off the assembly line every single day. Despite the global financial crisis, auto manufacturers are meeting consumer demands by producing about 165,000 new vehicles every day.1 With this significant number of different makes and models of vehicles being produced every day, it is not unreasonable to think that there is no consistent or across the board prefe ...
Recently, the USCIS announced that in order for Haitian TPS-holders to maintain their TPS status, they must re-register. As a Miami immigration lawyer, this reminder is key. If you are a Haitian TPS holder, please pay attention to the deadlines below: TPS Extended Through: July 22, 2017 Re-registration Period for People Who Already Have TPS: August 25, 2015 through October 26, ...
By: Robert J. Nahoum In a blog post, the Federal Trade Commission published important statements about the debt buying industry and its efforts to self-regulate including a list of 75 debt buyers banned from participating in the debt collection industry. Below is a reprint of the post prepared by Reilly Dolan, the FTC’s Associate Director, Division of Financial Practices .
Many IP lawyers engage other lawyers or nonlawyers as independent contractors, directly or through intermediaries, to provide various legal and nonlegal support services. The outsourcing market, often referred to as the “legal process outsourcing” market or “professional employer organization” market, is a multi-billion dollar industry.
Bresha Pierce is a graduate of Baylor University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences. Bresha makes herself invaluable to Varghese Summersett PLLC clients by helping keep them organized and prepared for court. She is the first person to answer their questions and becomes a trusted guide to clients through the criminal justice system.
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The decision to file for bankruptcy is a very personal and private decision. Many Georgians have wisely sought the advice of bankruptcy attorneys to help them make an informed decision on whether filing for bankruptcy is the best solution to their financial problems. Now, that being said, once a bankruptcy case is filed it is no longer personal nor private because bankruptcy ca ...
Bankruptcy is the legal process that an individual or family may complete in order to have their qualifying debts discharged. When debts are discharged, the family no longer has to pay them and the bill collectors have to stop contacting them – which sounds like very good news to a lot of Georgians who are having trouble meeting their monthly bills.
On August 28, 1963, fifty-two years ago today, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the “I have a dream” speech. Over 250,000 Americans were present for the speech at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. It is a timeless and mo ...