• Big Whistleblower Cases Still Exist!

      Big Whistleblower Cases Still Exist! February 12, 2016 by Brian Mahany Morgan Stanley to Pay $3.2 Billion In late 2014, the Justice Department announced that it settled several whistleblower cases against Bank of America for $16.65 billion. Pundits and commentators said that case was the end of the big bank whistleblower cases.

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    • Gov’t Paying Top Dollar for Fannie & Freddie Whistleblowers

      The federal False Claims Act allows ordinary people with inside information about fraud involving government funds to do something extraordinary. They can become whistleblowers, file a lawsuit on behalf of the government and keep a percentage of what the government collects. By now, a few mortgage bankers are saying what does this have to do with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? A 2 ...

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  • Charlotte Man Pleads Guilty to Securities & Wire Fraud

    February 10, 2016- Charlotte, North Carolina The Charlotte Observer reports that Frank Enrique Lleras, of Charlotte, pleaded guilty to securities fraud and wire fraud in connection with a real estate scheme that bilked victims out of over $3 million. Victims were led to believe that his company Optimum Property Investments made money by purchasing distressed and foreclosed ...

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  • Wayne Kirk/Reef Securities Investigation–Update

    February 11, 2016- Richardson, Texas Rex Securities Law is investigating Harris Wayne Kirk , a stock broker currently registered with Reef Securities, Inc. Kirk’s FINRA record indicates that he has been named in 3 customer disputes. A FINRA arbitration filed filed by a customer was recently settled for $25,000.

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  • Martin Eisenstein and David Bertoni Pen Cover Article for State Tax Notes

    The cover story in the February 8, 2016, issue of State Tax Notes is B&I partners Martin Eisenstein and David Bertoni’s article on “Taxing Thin Air: Cloud Computing Meets Limitless Jurisdiction.” Eisenstein and Bertoni focus attention on recent state efforts to expand their taxing jurisdiction to include cloud computing services through theories of “virtual physical presen ...

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  • Texas Securities Commissioner Bans the Sale of Pension Streams

    Texas Securities Commissioner Bans the Sale of Pension Streams Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 5:09 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: Andrew Gamber, through his Jackson, Mississippi-based Sobell Corp. offered a product to retail investors called “Pension Income Stream Program.

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  • Can I sue a restaurant for food poisoning?

    Answer: If you became sick after eating food at a restaurant, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. With the proliferation of dangerous bacteria such as salmonella and E. Coli in the restaurant industry, we could be one meal away from falling ill due to the negligence of a restaurant or food supplier.

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  • Am I an employee or an independent contractor?

    Answer: There’s a lot of confusion (and misinformation) about employment status in Texas. It is important to note that just because you work on-site on a daily basis doesn’t mean that you are a full-fledged employee. Likewise, just because your boss tells you that you’re a contractor doesn’t mean that you are an independent contractor in the eyes of the law.

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  • The driver who hit me doesn’t have insurance. What should I do?

    Answer: It happens; you get into a car accident and shortly find out that the other driver is uninsured. In such cases, your best option may be to file an uninsured motorist claim. This will help you recover money damages that will go toward compensating you for your injuries as well as the damage to your vehicle.

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