• Daylight Savings Time Begins – Tips for Springing Forward Safely

      This Sunday, March 8th at 2 a.m. signals the start of daylight savings time. While the first sign of winter’s end is a relief for all of us braving the Chicago weather, the impact of losing that extra hour of sleep is greater than most of us realize. Every year, thousands of people actually experience serious negative health consequences due to the change.

      Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 4 readers -
    • Medicare Fraud Plea in Detroit Pill Mill Case

      [Note: This post by attorney Brian Mahany originally appeared in the National Law Review. It is repreinted here with permission from the the NLR.] We have long said that medical clinics that hire patient recruiters are often engaging in Medicare fraud. Earlier this week I spoke to a gentleman in Detroit named “John” (not his real name of, course.

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  • Luxembourg: Tax Dodgers Unacceptable (FATCA Post)

    Luxembourg has long been a bastion of bank secrecy. While most folks think of the Cayman Islands or Switzerland when it comes to secret numbered accounts, there have been many other countries with long private banking traditions; countries such as Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Monaco. While continuing to embrace its burgeoning financial services industry, Luxembourg’s finance ...

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  • 4 Benefits of Having Your Record Expunged In Illinois

    People are often surprised to learn just how many seemingly law-abiding and productive members of society have a criminal record of some sort. Perhaps a college prank resulted in a trespassing charge, one too many at the bar resulted in a DUI1, or some youthful experimentation with marijuana got you into some trouble.

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  • Iceland’s Response to Bank Fraud – A Lesson for the U.S.?

    [Note: This post by attorney Brian Mahany originally appeared in the National Law Review. It is repreinted here with permission from the the NLR.] The United States has collected tens of billions of dollars in the wake of the 2007 –2008 economic meltdown. Bank of America alone paid over $20 billion, much of that last year in a landmark settlement involving $10 billion in cash ...

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  • What Are the Risks Associated with Quiet Disclosures? FBAR Post

    [Note: This post by attorney Brian Mahany originally appeared in the National Law Review. It is repreinted here with permission from the the NLR.] The IRS estimates that there are millions of U.S. taxpayers with unreported offshore accounts. Americans with accounts in Switzerland. Dual nationals with accounts in their home country. American expats living and banking in Israel.

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  • Michigan Enacts Click Through Nexus

    [Note: This post by attorney Brian Mahany originally appeared in the National Law Review. It is repreinted here with permission from the the NLR.] Nexus means “connection, tie or link.” Since the 1992 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Quill v. North Dakota, nexus has been a very hot topic in sales tax law.

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  • What to do if a Restraining Order is Filed Against You in Oregon

    What to do if a Restraining Order is Filed Against You in Oregon March 5, 2015 by BrasierLaw In Oregon You Have 30 Days to File an Objection to a Restraining Order The first thing you need to know if a restraining order is filed against you in the state of Oregon is that you have 30 days from the date it is served on you to file an objection.

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  • Manager or Employee – Why Does It Matter?

    With contributions by Trevor Thomas, Lawyer. You’ve just been offered a promotion to [Fill in the Blank] Manager – congratulations! If you’re lucky, your change in job title will bring with it increased compensation and authority. In British Columbia, there are also employment law implications to holding a management position.

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 5 readers -
  • Illinois Man Arrested for $105 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Illinois Man Arrested for $105 Million Ponzi Scheme Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 2:13 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Daniel Spitzer, an Illinois resident, pleaded guilty for perpetrating a $105 million Ponzi scheme, bilking about 280 investors including his brother-in-law.

    Eccleston Law Offices- 5 readers -
  • Department of Homeland Security Funded Until September 30th

    DACA > Department of Homeland Security Funded Until September 30th Miami immigration lawyers have been watching a near-crisis unfold in regard to the funding of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted Tuesday to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September 30th, 2015 — without any restrictions on immigration.

    Miami Immigration Lawyer- 4 readers -
  • 50th Anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March

    From Selma to Montgomery, preparations for the celebration of this weekend’s 50th Anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March are in full swing. I recently had the opportunity to meet Eleanor Lewis Dawkins. Ms. Dawkins is the daughter of Rufus Lewis. Mr. Lewis was a voting rights strategist and organizer.

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  • Diet Sodas Causing Heart Problems in Women?

    Drinking diet sodas might not be good for your health—specifically for postmenopausal women. The research on older women and the associated heart risks from diet soda intake is notable for a couple of reasons. Most medical research is conducted on men; the results are assumed to apply similarly to women. We now know that women’s heart attack symptoms differ from those of men, for example.

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 5 readers -
  • Can I Take a Picture of Police Making an Arrest?

    Can I take a picture of Police Making an Arrest? For certain the answer is yes. The issue is what will the police officers do to you once they see you taking the picture, and what remedy you have against the police? There are two separate actions the police can take that may be actionable. If they assault you and/or break your camera. If they can arrest you for something.

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  • The Hard Work of Prudent Trust Investing

    The Hard Work of Prudent Trust Investing Posted March 5, 2015 by Keith Davidson & filed under Uncategorized. The law of Trusts requires every Trustee to invest Trust assets “as a prudent investor would, by considering the purposes, terms, distribution requirements, and other circumstanes of the trust.” 16047.

    Keith Davidson/ Albertson & Davidson- 4 readers -
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