• Be Careful of your Own Insurance Company!

      Be careful of your own insurance company! We just emerged victorious from a one-week jury trial (yes, trial) against State Farm Insurance Company, which was attempting to walk away from properly compensating its own customer. Our client had paid for a policy which included uninsured motorist coverage, and was in fact injured when his vehicle was rear-ended and flipped upside-do ...

      Eric Block/ jacksonvillepersonalinjury.attorney- 3 readers -
    • Unnecessary costs for the employer

      An employee resigns for health reasons his job. He will continue to operate on the date already away from work. The next day he gets in advance by e-mail the summary dismissal by the employer because of unexcused absence. However, according to his employment contract the employee has three days to submit a medical certificate. The employer is therefore written.

      R24 Kooperation/ www.r24.de/en/- 3 readers -
  • Healthcare Fraud: Medicaid and Medicare Fraud in Texas

    Healthcare Fraud in Texas Because healthcare fraud costs the government and taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars every year, both the federal government as well as the Texas State Attorney General’s Office devote massive resources to prosecute it. Thus, individuals and organizations that are accused of committing health care fraud are liable for civil and criminal penalties ...

    Benson Varghese/ Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney- 1 readers -
  • Can I Take a Part-Time or Temporary Job While Receiving Unemployment?

    Though many people are accused of taking advantage of the Missouri unemployment insurance system by simply sitting at home and doing nothing while they receive weekly checks, in reality the large majority of unemployed Missourians just want to find new work. Specifically, they want to find work that is suitable for their skills, educations, and experience and, therefore, it is ...

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  • Safe Phone Zones

    With 5,000 deaths related to distracted driving annually, states and cities are doing everything they can to encourage drivers to keep their eyes on the road and off of their smart phones and GPS devices. In the fight to end Illinois texting while driving accidents, local officials have begun to implement Safe Phone Zones.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 3 readers -
  • 10 Things You Should Know About the Obergefell Decision

    10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE OBERGEFELL DECISION 1. The Obergefell Ruling has 2 parts. First, all states must permit same-sex marriage. Second, all states, even those that previously banned gay marriage, must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states because “[t]here is no lawful basis for a State to refuse to recognize a lawful same-sex marriage performed i ...

    Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney- 4 readers -
  • What I do as a Bankruptcy Lawyer

    I believe the world view of even the thought of filing bankruptcy is financial suicide for many people. They believe their financial lives, credit scores, reputations and even careers are over. It’s like the “Scarlet Letter” “B” is written, stitched, into the fabric of the rest of their lives. When networking, I’ve even said that I’m the last stop on the train to financial free ...

    Christine Kingston/ Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor- 5 readers -
  • Labour Law: The job reference

    An employee has a claim to a job reference. This rule is set out in § 109 GewO: “In case of termination of employment the employee has a claim to a written testimony, which must inform at least on the type and duration of the activity (basic certificate). The employee ma ...

    R24 Kooperation/ www.r24.de/en/- 3 readers -
  • Tragic Accident May Result In Stronger Laws

    Tragic Accident May Result In Stronger Laws After a local family lost their son when a careless driver failed to stop behind a school bus letting kids out to cross the street, tougher punishments may be enacted to ensure more people stop when facing a bus’s flashing red lights. The law currently requires that everyone on the road stop when a school bus pulls over, turns on it ...

    Law Office of James Alston- 4 readers -
  • Appraisal Fraud Leads to $54 Million Whistleblower Award

    The billion dollar whistleblower cases from the 2007 – 2008 housing bust have pretty much run their course. There may be a few more in the pipeline but the time to file new claims (“statute of limitations”) from that era is exhausted. Most of those claims centered on shoddy lending practices; poor documentation, predatory lending practices and appraisal fraud.

    Due Diligence- 6 readers -
  • CHALLENGES OF AN ORAL CONTRACT OR THE “HANDSHAKE DEAL”

    An oral contract is a contract that is not reduced to writing. In certain circumstances, and every disputed circumstance involving an oral contract, it becomes a “he said, she said” as to whether a contract was created and what the terms of the contract entailed. This is why it is always good practice to memorialize contractual terms in writing instead of accepting the “hands ...

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 3 readers -
  • Medicare Fraud in the Big Easy

    Some say that Louisiana is the most corrupt state in the United States. While others might argue that honor should go to Illinois or some other state, everyone agrees that Louisiana is corrupt. Even the former U.S. Attorney from Louisiana, Jim Letten, said “Louisiana is famous, if not infamous, for its corruption.” The feds say that Miami and South Florida holds the record for Medicare fraud.

    Due Diligence- 4 readers -
  • Transfers Before a Bankruptcy

    There are several provisions that address transfers before a bankruptcy case - federal bankruptcy statutes, state statutes, and state common law. Transfers that violate these rules are subject to avoidance and the involved parties may face other serious penalties. A bankruptcy debtor who engages in fraudulent transfer can be denied his discharge in bankruptcy. ...

    Jordan Bublick/ Miami Bankruptcy Law Blog- 3 readers -
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