• Southwest Securities Broker Is Permanently Barred By FINRA

      Southwest Securities Broker Is Permanently Barred By FINRA Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 4:29 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: According to FINRA, a former broker from Southwest Securities, Inc. Wade Lawrence, has been permanently barred for failing to respond to requests for information concerning allegations that he misappropriated funds from customers.

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    • Ketorolac (Toradol) Recall by Hospira Creates Shortage in Hospitals

      Hospira is voluntarily recalling 60 lots of vials of the generic drug, ketorolac tromethamine (also known as Toradol), due to contamination by crystal particles that could cause problems if injected into patients. To date there have been no reports of adverse events but the particulates could cause “localized inflammation, allergic reactions and other problems if they are injec ...

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  • Maryland Ponders Whistleblower Law

    Maryland becomes the newest state to propose a comprehensive state whistleblower law. Introduced by Maryland State Attorney General Brian Frosh, the new package is designed to reduce fraud and help close the state’s budget deficit. Since the first false claims act legislation was enacted by the federal government during the Civil War, state and federal governments have recoup ...

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  • About to Plead “Guilty” or “No Contest”? Beware

    convictions > About to Plead “Guilty” or “No Contest”? Beware Before I started my own Miami immigration law practice, I was an Assistant Public Defender in the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s office. In that capacity I oftentimes came across immigrants who did not consider the immigration consequences of pleading guilty or “no contest.

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  • BREAKING NEWS: Brann & Isaacson Wins Major Tax Injunction Act Case In U.S. Supreme Court

    In the only opinion issued today, March 3, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of the Direct Marketing Association in the case of DMA v. Brohl. Senior Partner George Isaacson and Partner Matthew Schaefer represented the DMA, and Isaacson argued the case in the Supreme Court. In an opinion by Justice Thomas, the Court held that the Tax Injunction Act did not bar ...

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  • Document Assembly and Automation: Making Easy Things Easy

    * Note: this is an article I wrote for Claims Journal; however, I wanted to share this article with the First Party Property Insurance Blog Community. If you already read it, then you are amazing. Whether you have read it or not, I need you to scroll all the way to the end of the article for an awesome First Party Property Insurance Blog Book announcement* … I have an off ...

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  • Giovanno Acevedo Broker Complaints

    Giovanno Acevedo Broker Complaints March 3, 2015 Giovanni Acevedo Allegedly Converted Customer Funds Have you lost money investing with Giovanno L. Acevedo? If so, you may be able to recover your losses through securities litigation. The Peiffer Rosca Wolf investment recovery lawyers are currently investigating Giovanno L. Acevedo, and his alleged conversion of customer funds.

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  • In Memoriam: Paul A. Vapnek

    The Intellectual Property Ethics Bar lost a luminary this weekend with the passing, on February 28, 2015, of Paul A. Vapnek. Mr. Vapnek was 86. “Preeminent.” “A mentor.” “‘Dean’ of legal ethics in California,” were just some of the words used to describe Mr. Vapnek in an article published in the March 2013, edition of the California Bar Journal.

  • Getting Married to a United States Citizen? Beware of Red Flags

    bona fide marriage > Getting Married to a United States Citizen? Beware of Red Flags Miami immigration lawyers pay very close attention to their marriage petition (Form I-130) cases, and for good reason. To address what they believe to be large numbers of fraudulent marriages (i.e. marriages of convenience, so that the immigrant can obtain an immigration benefit throug ...

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  • What is a Stipulation in a New York Debt Collection Case?

    By: Robert J. Nahoum The Problem: You have been sued by a debt collector and have come to terms on a settlement but the debt collector wants you to sign something called a “stipulation”. What is a stipulation in a New York Debt Collection Case? The Rules: Under most circumstances, the procedural rules in a New York debt collection lawsuit is called the New York Civil Pract ...

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  • If You Are Injured, What is Your Most Important Decision?

    One of the themes that I keep repeating, precisely because it is just so important, is that if you have been seriously injured, there is no decision that you can ever possibly make that will affect the outcome of your claim more than who you choose to represent you. Much of the outcome of your case will derive from that decision: the attorney who you select to be your advocate.

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  • EDI Financial Censured and Fined for Inadequate Supervision of Unregistered Private Offerings

    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently announced EDI Financial, Inc. (“EDI Financial”) settled allegations it failed to adequately supervise its employees’ solicitation and sale of private placements. Specifically, FINRA alleged EDI Financial failed to adopt and implement supervisory systems and procedures reasonably designed to achieve compliance with the ...

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  • Can Student Loan Creditors Take my Tax Refund or Garnish my Wages?

    If you are in default on your student loan, the student loan creditor, or the collection agency for the student loan creditor can seek to garnish your wages or take your tax refund to offset the loan amount. A tax offset is where the Department of Education notifies the Department of Treasury to take the IRS tax refund to apply toward the loan amount that is due.

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  • Texas Nurse Nina Pham Files a Lawsuit Over Ebola Catastrophe

    Nina Pham, a nurse for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, was the first person to contract Ebola in the United States after treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan in September 2014. She plans to file a lawsuit Monday, March 2, 2015 over the hospital’s alleged improper training and lack of proper equipment to safely treat a patient with Ebola.

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  • Send in the Clowns – Tax Protesters and Audit Defense

    The title of this post, “Send in the Clowns,” is admittedly a bit harsh. We have represented several tax protesters in both audit defense and criminal investigations. None of them are clowns, however the promoters feeding them bad advice often were. To be clear, there is a grain of truth in some of the theories advanced by some of the “tax freedom movement” gurus.

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