• Text Messages As Evidence In Court Proceedings

      One of the most common means of communication used today is text messaging. An interesting question regarding text messages is whether they can be admitted into evidence in proceedings involving personal injuries, auto accidents or other claims that are resolved through the civil court system. What Evidence Can Be Considered? Whether or not a text message can be admitted into e ...

      Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 5 readers -
    • Lake County Traffic Accidents

      Lake County has a population of more than 700,000 people, and while not everyone there is a driver, hundreds of thousands of residents drive their vehicles throughout the county every day. Considering the number of people who live outside of the county but drive through it or into it for work every day, millions of people may traverse Lake County roads seven days a week.

      Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 4 readers -
  • CFP Board Introduces Mandatory Arbitration Plan

    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: Recently, the CFP Board announced that it would make revisions to its Terms and Conditions of Certification agreement with CFPs. The changes have focused primarily on a new provision for mandatory arbitration for claims by CFPs against the Board.

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  • Slip and Fall Accidents in a Parking Garage

    Is the property owner liable for someone who slips and falls in a Texas parking garage? If you’ve been injured after a slip, trip and fall accident while in a parking garage or parking lot, you may have a valid claim against the property owner, as well as related parties whose negligence played a role in your injury accident.

    Rasansky Law Firm- 8 readers -
  • DOL Amends Final Fiduciary Rule in Bid to Ease Industry Concerns

    DOL Amends Final Fiduciary Rule in Bid to Ease Industry Concerns Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 4:08 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: The Labor Department has finalized an amended version of its fiduciary rule, which will provide wealth management firms a lengthier timeline for implementation in addition to relaxing requirements for the best interest contract e.

    Eccleston Law Offices- 6 readers -
  • Finding Martha’s Place: The Secret to Success

    Finding Martha’s Place: The Secret to Success Posted on Apr 28, 2016 By Gail Donaldson April 28, 2016 by Gail Donaldson Last week, my law partner Mary and I had the opportunity to attend the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Roundtable which featured Martha Hawkins as the guest speaker. If you are from the Montgomery area, you are probably familiar with Martha’s Place. Ms.

    Gail Donaldson/ Bond and Botes- 7 readers -
  • A Newly-Minted Cause of Action

    On its way to President Obama for signature is the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), passed yesterday by the House (and previously passed by the Senate), which amends the Economic Espionage Act to create a private civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. In effect, the DTSA cre ...

    Stacy Stitham/ Brann & Isaacson- 7 readers -
  • Do I Need a Family Law Attorney for my Mediation

    Do I Need a Family Law Attorney for my Mediation April 28, 2016 by BrasierLaw When heading into a divorce some people may feel they should try mediation before hiring a family law attorney to navigate their case. While mediation can sometimes be used as a way of avoiding the need for a divorce attorney, it may be important to consider using an attorney to help you prepare for mediation.

    Brasier Law- 6 readers -
  • Whistleblower Awards for Reporting Charity Fraudsters

    One of my favorite newspapers is the New York Post. It doesn’t matter who you are, if you are stealing you aren’t safe from the eagle eyes and sharp pencils of the Post. Hardly a day goes by without another expose of a politician or charity bigwig with his or her hand in the public till. Earlier this year, the Post carried a story about the head of the United Block Association.

    Due Diligence- 8 readers -
  • Wayne Ford-Salomon Whitney Financial-Named in Pending Customer Disputes

    April 2016- Farmingdale, New York The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankrupt ...

    Rex Securities Law- 7 readers -
  • Robert Hahn, Former Tyler Insurance Agent, Sentenced to 36 Months

    April 2016-Tyler, Texas Robert Hahn, a 64 year old former Tyler insurance agent was sentenced to serve 36 months in federal prison for wire fraud and money laundering , according to the U.S. Attorney’ s Office for the Eastern District of Texas. In November 2015, Hahn admitted to operating a Ponzi Scheme from January 2007 until February 2015.

    Rex Securities Law- 7 readers -
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