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Today, the Dauphin County Prothonotary entered a default judgment for Plaintiff Howard Bullock against the City of Harrisburg, Mayor Eric Papenfuse and Police Chief Thomas Carter in the amount of “$21,140 plus such additional sums as may be assessed at trial.” You can download an entire copy of the Default Judgment here.
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 ...
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.
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.
What if a computer could analyze your residential lease, NDA, or other legal document, translate it from legalese into plain English, and advise you on whether you may want to sign it? Don’t wonder too long, because it exists now and it’s called LawGeex. LawGeex is a contract-reviewing app that analyzes your uploaded agreement and lets you know what provisions it ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
At the end of this month, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in its next big patent case, Commil v. Cisco. The question for decision relates to induced patent infringement, and whether an accused infringer who believes in good faith that the patent asserted against it is invalid can rely on that belief to show that it did not know that it was inducing patent infringement.
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.
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.
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.
Most of us have heard of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the past, but many of us associate the term with veterans leaving war zones and victims of violent crimes. Research has revealed, though, that PTSD may affect more people than we think. In fact, around 9 percent of people in car accidents experience serious PTSD symptoms.
Jeffrey Meyer sanctions – United Private Capital March 2, 2015 Jeffrey B. Meyer Barred for Allegedly Engaging in Outside Business Activities Jeffrey B. Meyer was barred for allegedly engaging in outside business activities without the authorization of his broker-dealer, according to a complaint from FINRA’s Department of Enforcement.
During tax season, many American households are looking forward to receiving their refund from the IRS1 in the mail or in their bank account. However, if you have filed for bankruptcy or are planning to file for bankruptcy in the near future, you may worry that your tax refund is in jeopardy. Whether or not you will get to keep a refund depends on several factors and a bankrupt ...
HSBC, Bank of America…”Source of Shame” or Whistleblower Heaven? “Source of shame”, those are the words used by HSBC CEO Stuart Gulliver to explain his bank’s recent bad behavior. While anyone can make a mistake, no two banks have received as much recent bad publicity as HSBC and Bank of America.