• Taking Out Loans to Get Out of Debt

      Although I have gotten out of the habit over the years of discussing this very important point with clients, I was recently reminded that perhaps pulling out old volumes of legal advice from days gone by and dusting them off might need to be considered. I was discussing debts with someone the other day and found myself listening to the following scenario: “I have tried very, v ...

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    • IRS Overbilled for New Portal? Whistleblower Post

      A report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) claims the IRS was overbilled for work on its new communications portal. The portal is the key component in the IRS’ electronic tax return filing system. According to the report, TIGTA audited three months of invoices submitted by private contractors.

      Due Diligence- 6 readers -
  • Can a Debt Collector Freeze My Direct Deposit?

    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM You just heard from your landlord and he tells you the rent check bounced; or maybe you swipe your debit card at the grocery store cash register and the cashier tells you your card has been rejected. Turns out, your bank account has been frozen due a debt collection judgment! In New York, the quickest way for a debt collector to collect on a ...

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  • Power of Attorney Not Authorized for Self Dealing

    Written by Brian Spiro • May 22nd, 2015 • Probate Litigation, Resources, Other Resources, Commercial Litigation, A power of attorney is a legal document is a legal document delegating authority from one person to another. Recently, the Supreme Court of South Dakota provided yet another example of how important the language contained within this document truly is. Studt v.

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  • Corruption Trial Heats Up for Philly Officers

    A federal criminal trial1 involving six Philadelphia police officers is currently in full swing and, as likely expected, police officers testifying for the defense are fully defending the innocence of their colleagues. Severe racketeering2 charges were brought against seven different law enforcement officers in 2013 alleging that the officers, all members of the same undercove ...

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  • Overcharged and Under Qualified – Whistleblower Post

    A report this week from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) carries an important reminder that government agencies must always be vigilant about procurement fraud. TIGTA claims the IRS failed to properly review invoices before paying private contractors working on its eFiling portal.

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  • Sleep Apnea and Car Accidents

    Several studies conducted at universities and sleep clinics around the world have revealed that patients with sleep apnea are double—or even triple—as likely to get into a car accident than those without the sleep disorder. With the growing evidence that drowsy driving can impair your ability to drive safely as much as drunk driving, it should come as no surprise that obstructi ...

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 1 readers -

    It’s all about proving your damages! One category of consequential damages that parties sometimes seek is lost profit damages. Lost profits, though, are one of the most difficult damages to prove. If a party is interested in pursuing lost profit damages (such as when the opposing party materially breaches their contract) it is important to understand the burden and expert tes ...

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 1 readers -
  • Keeping Safe This Indy 500 Weekend

    This weekend more than 250,000 people will be eagerly heading to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for 500 miles of fun, or as we affectionately call the Indy 500. Here are a few tips to enjoy your day, avoid injuries, and ensure that you get to watch the victor chug his bottle of milk: We all know the day of the Indy 500 will be hot! Be sure you wear sunscreen, pack an umbrel ...

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  • Greyhound Bus Accidents

    Every year, almost 25 million passengers ride on Greyhound buses. While most of them arrive safely, a small number of reckless drivers, negligent actions by the company, or poor maintenance of certain buses can lead to some never making it home. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Greyhound buses were involved in hundreds of accidents over the past few ...

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 10 readers -
  • Student Loans Are Not Just a Problem for Young Adults

    When most people think of the ever-growing student loan crisis in the United States, they are generally concerned about young individuals who are recently out of school and are struggling to find quality work in their chosen field—or at all. Focus is on young adults who have to put off purchasing houses, starting a family, and other milestones that traditionally have happened ...

    Ronald D. Weiss, PC- 5 readers -
  • Would You Give Your Money To A Convicted Felon?

    Would you turn over your hard earned money to a convicted felon? Many readers are saying “No way!” but many do so everyday. Yes, everyday. Yesterday, four major money center banks agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges in connection with a worldwide conspiracy among several banks to manipulate foreign exchange rates (“FOREX”). Citi, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays and RBS.

    Due Diligence- 2 readers -
  • Do You Have to Go To Court If You File Bankruptcy?

    This is another very common question that I answer almost every day. The short answer is “Yes”, at least one court appearance is required in every Bankruptcy case. But don’t worry! These hearings are usually low-key and don’t take all day. When is my Court Date and What Happens There? Your court date will be within 30 days of the date your case was filed.

    Nick Gajewski/ Bond and Botes- 2 readers -
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