• Citigroup Affiliates to Pay $180 Million to Settle Hedge Fund Fraud Charges

      Citigroup Affiliates to Pay $180 Million to Settle Hedge Fund Fraud Charges Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 11:58 AM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: Two Citigroup affiliates, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (CGMI) and Citigroup Alternative Investments LLC (CAI), have agreed to pay nearly $180 million to settle charges that they defrauded investors ...

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    • Can You Be Thrown in Jail for Failing to Pay Creditors?

      Can You Be Thrown in Jail for Failing to Pay Creditors? Posted on Aug 27, 2015 By Grant McNutt August 27, 2015 by Grant McNutt It is unfortunate, but I find this to be a fairly common question among my clients. It is unfortunate because debt collectors feed this misinformation or deception or plain outright lies to these poor individuals before they come in to see me and I ...

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    • Motorcyclists and Drunk Drivers

      Out of the plethora of bumper stickers that are plastered over the back of trucks, van, and cars it is not uncommon to come across a sticker that is promoting road safety. Those wanting to ensure the safety of motorcyclists have taken to the common practice of using bumper stickers such as “start seeing motorcyclists” or “share the road” to make other drivers more aware of the ...

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  • San Antonio Man Admits Laundering $66 Million From Mexican Investor

    August 26, 2015- San Antonio, Texas The FBI reports that Armando Jesus Hernandez Leal, 53, of Shavano Park, Texas, pleaded guilty to federal money laundering charges in connection with a multimillion dollar investment scam. Hernandez was arrested in March, 2015, accused of stealing $66 million from clients in Mexico and using the money to buy a mansion in Shavano Park, home ...

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  • “Dope!”, IP Rights, and the Beastie Boys

    “Dope!”, IP Rights, and the Beastie Boys Earlier this year, the hip-hop group Beastie Boys won a jury verdict against Monster Energy Company for a staggering $1.7 million. On top of that, they managed to score a cool $668,000 in attorneys’ fees. So what lead to one of the most venerable groups in the ’80s rap game to take on an energy drink manufacturer in the first place? Ac ...

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  • A Brief Overview of Constitutional Litigation

    By Allen Thompson, Esq. I talk to a lot of people about the U.S. Constitution, the rights guaranteed by it, and whether a governmental entity or agent has violated those rights. The courts, over the last two centuries or so, have built up doctrines and analyses to determine whether the government has violated an individual’s rights.

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  • Check the Wrong Box, Ruin Your Chances for a Green Card

    green card > Check the Wrong Box, Ruin Your Chances for a Green Card The path to becoming a legal permanent resident (i.e. green card holder) is sometimes fraught with challenges. As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have had clients who erroneously checked off “citizen” or “national” on their Form I-9, thereby ruining their chances for a green card.

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  • SevenQuestions about Indiana LLCs

    I know that a limited liability company is created when articles of organization are filed with the Indiana Secretary of State. What information is in the articles of organization? Surprisingly little information is absolutely required. The bare minimum: The name of the LLC. The name must generally be distinguishable from the name of any other entity that is required to fil ...

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  • Tropical Storm Erika Projected to Make Landfall in Florida Soon

    Tropical Storm Erika may be making landfall in Florida early next week. Here is a recap of the other most important facts: the current winds are at 45 MPH its moving swiftly west at 17MPH Erika is expected to remain a tropical storm with little change in strength over the next few days there is a chance that Erika does not threaten Florida because, like its predecessor Danny ...

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  • Jim Cox’s Ride Along with CPD

    Attorney James Cox, who is on the Board of Directors of the Charlottesville Police Foundation, had the ride of his life last evening, joining Officer Michael Barredo of the Charlottesville Poli ...

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  • Recovering After a Swimming Pool Accident

    Heading to the pool is a popular way to beat the Florida heat and enjoy the day with your family. Unfortunately, whenever there is water, there is the opportunity for serious injury, including drowning accidents. Pool owners have a duty to keep the premises as safe as possible for visiting swimmers and, if a pool owner fails to do so, they may be held liable for the losses of any injured parties.

    Eric Block/ jacksonvillepersonalinjury.attorney- 6 readers -
  • Money Problems and Marital Problems

    Money Problems and Marital Problems Posted on Aug 26, 2015 By Bradford Botes August 26, 2015 by Bradford Botes Money problems create stress. Stress can lead spouses to being short with one another. The failure of a husband and wife to be able to communicate can lead to divorce. In short, money problems often lead to marital problems. Some couples marry at a young age.

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  • Automate Financial Due Diligence with Docket Alarm

    Commercial banks, investment banks, brokerages, and other financial institutions spend an inordinate amount of time on due diligence: researching a potential debtor’s financial history and quantifying the amount of risk of a particular investment or loan. Much of this diligence can be automated. There are hundreds of thousands of bankruptcies filed every year.

    Tara Sue Klamrowski/ DocketAlarm- 6 readers -
  • Ohio Based IRA Provider Charged with Involvement in Ponzi Scheme

    Ohio Based IRA Provider Charged with Involvement in Ponzi Scheme Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 11:46 AM The SEC is pursuing charges against Equity Trust Co., a Ohio based IRA provider. The SEC alleges that Equity Trust was “ignoring red flags for accounts with investments that turned out to be fraudulent.

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  • Injuries Can Happen In The Hospital

    Hospitals are supposed to be a place of recovery and healing. People seek the advice of well-educated and trained medical experts to help diagnosis and treat complex injuries, but what happens when the experience in a hospital is unsafe and leads to an injury rather than being a restorative stay. One of the most common injuries sustained while in the hospital is a fall.

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  • PTAB Hits a Quarter-Million Filings

    Founded almost three years ago, the Patent Trial Appeal Board ("PTAB") has exploded in popularity as the venue of choice for challenging patent validity. This week, the PTAB reached a symbolic, but nevertheless real milestone: exceeding a quarter million docume ...

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