• Daylight Savings Time Begins – Tips for Springing Forward Safely

      This Sunday, March 8th at 2 a.m. signals the start of daylight savings time. While the first sign of winter’s end is a relief for all of us braving the Chicago weather, the impact of losing that extra hour of sleep is greater than most of us realize. Every year, thousands of people actually experience serious negative health consequences due to the change.

      Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 4 readers -
    • Medicare Fraud Plea in Detroit Pill Mill Case

      [Note: This post by attorney Brian Mahany originally appeared in the National Law Review. It is repreinted here with permission from the the NLR.] We have long said that medical clinics that hire patient recruiters are often engaging in Medicare fraud. Earlier this week I spoke to a gentleman in Detroit named “John” (not his real name of, course.

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  • UBS Drove Reluctant Brokers to Sell High-Risk Puerto Rico Funds

    UBS Drove Reluctant Brokers to Sell High-Risk Puerto Rico Funds Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 5:25 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: According to recordings, the selling of Puerto Rico funds were driven by the brokerage firm UBS, not its brokers. In April 2011, two years before the fund prices sank, UBS brokers were asked by the firm to sell ...

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  • Recent Auto Accidents in Philadelphia

    The roads and highways of Philadelphia are bustling every day with individual drivers commuting to and from work, parents taking their children to school, people riding in buses and taxi cabs, pedestrians, bicyclists, and more. Anytime anyone travels on or near a roadway, they run the risk of accidents and injuries.

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 1 readers -
  • STAYING MILLER ACT PAYMENT BOND LAWSUIT PENDING ARBITRATION

    In a prior posting, I discussed how federal courts have discretion to stay a subcontractor’s lawsuit against a payment bond surety pending an arbitration between the subcontractor and general contractor. This posting did not pertain to a Miller Act payment bond. However, low and behold, this same rationale would apply to a subcontractor’s lawsuit against a Miller Act payment bond. In U.S.

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 1 readers -
  • Mortgage Servicers and the Need for Whistleblowers

    [Note: This post by attorney Brian Mahany originally appeared in the National Law Review. It is repreinted here with permission from the the NLR.] The recent onslaught of bad press about nonbank mortgage servicer Ocwen is just the tip of the iceberg. Ocwen may be on everyone’s radar these days but the explosive growth of nonbank servicers in general has regulators concerned.

    Due Diligence- 2 readers -
  • Luxembourg: Tax Dodgers Unacceptable (FATCA Post)

    Luxembourg has long been a bastion of bank secrecy. While most folks think of the Cayman Islands or Switzerland when it comes to secret numbered accounts, there have been many other countries with long private banking traditions; countries such as Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Monaco. While continuing to embrace its burgeoning financial services industry, Luxembourg’s finance ...

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  • 4 Benefits of Having Your Record Expunged In Illinois

    People are often surprised to learn just how many seemingly law-abiding and productive members of society have a criminal record of some sort. Perhaps a college prank resulted in a trespassing charge, one too many at the bar resulted in a DUI1, or some youthful experimentation with marijuana got you into some trouble.

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  • Iceland’s Response to Bank Fraud – A Lesson for the U.S.?

    [Note: This post by attorney Brian Mahany originally appeared in the National Law Review. It is repreinted here with permission from the the NLR.] The United States has collected tens of billions of dollars in the wake of the 2007 –2008 economic meltdown. Bank of America alone paid over $20 billion, much of that last year in a landmark settlement involving $10 billion in cash ...

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  • What Are the Risks Associated with Quiet Disclosures? FBAR Post

    [Note: This post by attorney Brian Mahany originally appeared in the National Law Review. It is repreinted here with permission from the the NLR.] The IRS estimates that there are millions of U.S. taxpayers with unreported offshore accounts. Americans with accounts in Switzerland. Dual nationals with accounts in their home country. American expats living and banking in Israel.

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  • Michigan Enacts Click Through Nexus

    [Note: This post by attorney Brian Mahany originally appeared in the National Law Review. It is repreinted here with permission from the the NLR.] Nexus means “connection, tie or link.” Since the 1992 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Quill v. North Dakota, nexus has been a very hot topic in sales tax law.

    Due Diligence- 3 readers -
  • What to do if a Restraining Order is Filed Against You in Oregon

    What to do if a Restraining Order is Filed Against You in Oregon March 5, 2015 by BrasierLaw In Oregon You Have 30 Days to File an Objection to a Restraining Order The first thing you need to know if a restraining order is filed against you in the state of Oregon is that you have 30 days from the date it is served on you to file an objection.

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  • Manager or Employee – Why Does It Matter?

    With contributions by Trevor Thomas, Lawyer. You’ve just been offered a promotion to [Fill in the Blank] Manager – congratulations! If you’re lucky, your change in job title will bring with it increased compensation and authority. In British Columbia, there are also employment law implications to holding a management position.

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 5 readers -
  • Illinois Man Arrested for $105 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Illinois Man Arrested for $105 Million Ponzi Scheme Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 2:13 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Daniel Spitzer, an Illinois resident, pleaded guilty for perpetrating a $105 million Ponzi scheme, bilking about 280 investors including his brother-in-law.

    Eccleston Law Offices- 5 readers -
  • Department of Homeland Security Funded Until September 30th

    DACA > Department of Homeland Security Funded Until September 30th Miami immigration lawyers have been watching a near-crisis unfold in regard to the funding of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted Tuesday to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September 30th, 2015 — without any restrictions on immigration.

    Miami Immigration Lawyer- 4 readers -
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