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Fiat Chrysler faces record fines of up to $105 million; the second major automaker this year to face accountability under the new leadership at the Transportation Department. The $35 million fine assessed against General Motors, for failing to deal with its faulty ignition switch set an all time high in 2014.
What If Your Child Suffers Injury at Camp? July 31, 2015 Eric Block No comments According to statistics published by the American Camp Association (ACA),1 an estimated 11 million children attend thousands of overnight and day camps across the United States on an annual basis. While camps can provide entertainment, education, and a social environment for kids, it can also pre ...
On June 16, 2015, a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) hearing officer issued a decision against KCD Financial, Inc. following a hearing in connection with Disciplinary Proceeding No. 2011025851501. The thrust of FINRA’s initial complaint centered around KCD and its representatives’ misleading advertisements for a CD-finder or CD-locator service, as well as the sal ...
You didn’t go to law school to be a salesperson. But, for solos and small firms, every new client is technically a sale. Clients need to choose you to represent them and you need to convey to them why you are the right lawyer for the job. Thankfully, selling yourself as the right lawyer for the job isn’t like selling cars.
As a lawyer, there are certain things we can and can’t do or say. The state rules of professional responsibility dictate how lawyers must conduct themselves in practicing law. We can offer legal advice. We can represent clients in court. We can’t tell our friends and family confidential information about our clients, even if it’s really really interesting.
Buy-Sell Agreements and Getting Out of Business When people go into business, they rarely think of how to get out. Even so, it’s one of the most important things they should consider. Sometimes the business owners have an agreement between them in place; many times, however, they don’t. Avoid the anguish and headaches of a long, drawn-out corporate break-up and have a buy-sel ...
What Happens If I Am Partially At Fault for My Car Accident? by Anthony Bruning | Jul 31, 2015 | Auto Accident | Auto accidents are often a complex matter. They can involve negligence or recklessness on the part of a driver. There are also accidents which are the result of driver error on the part of more than one driver.
If you are a battered spouse, child or parent, you may file an immigrant visa petition under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). As a Miami immigration attorney, I have helped several clients seek relief under VAWA. The VAWA provisions in the INA allow certain spouses, children, and parents of U.S.
This week, attorney Jorge Pereira, in conjunction with Chief Counsel Joshua Prince, was successful in having the Berks County District Attorney dismiss felony charges against a client in relation to him putatively providing false information on an application to purchase a firearm as a result of a prior conviction, which the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) erroneously contended was related to .
What is a Chapter 13 confirmation hearing? You probably know that in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you as a debtor propose a plan to set out how creditors will be paid over a minimum of three years to a maximum of five years. The plan sets out specified monthly payments the secured (examples are cars, house or furniture) or priority (examples are taxes or child support arrears) ...
50 Cent’s moniker has ceased being figurative— the rapper and business mogul has filed for bankruptcy in Connecticut’s Bankruptcy Court. Curtis James Jackson III, known by his stage name “50 Cent” or “Fiddy”, started his career as a successful rap artist, rising to the top of the charts and taking in millions of dollars in royalties annually.
Being involved in a car accident is always a stressful time. The psychological trauma can take significant time to wear off, you may be dealing with painful injuries that interfere with your everyday life, and your car may be totaled or need costly repairs. It’s a lot to juggle no matter what kind of accident you had, but the aftermath of car accidents involving multiple vehi ...
Summer Road Trips May Increase Accident Risks by Anthony Bruning | Jul 30, 2015 | Auto Accident | Family road trips and weekend getaways are a staple of the summer season. Whether taking the kids to Disney World or visiting family most Americans plan a road trip during the summer months. According to a survey conducted by AAA, approximately two-thirds of adults in the Unite ...
State and Federal Criminal Defense Comparison Several differences exist between the state and federal criminal systems. While both systems include similar statutes, standards, and evidentiary rules, the practical application of these rules differs dramatically between the two systems. Conspiracy Crimes and Non-Conspiracy Crimes An agreement to commit an illegal act is a conspiracy.
By: Robert J. Nahoum The Problem: You were sued by a debt collector and a judgment has been entered against you. The judgment creditor is hell bent on collecting on that judgment and has served you with a subpoena for a debtor exam. What is it and what should you expect? The Rules: After a judgment has been entered against you the debt collector is on a ferocious hunt to find your money.
Lawyer Richard Johnson, Contributor. In our most recent blog post we offered an overview of British Columbia’s human rights regime, and how an employee’s childcare responsibilities fit with that framework. This week, we revisit the topic of an employee’s human rights protections, this time in the context of pregnancy leave.
On July 7, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court adopted new Rules of Criminal Procedure, and revised and renumbered other Rules, to provide for instructions to prospective and selected jurors concerning the use of personal electronic devices during their service. Jurors are prohibited from using such devices for communication or to conduct independent research on a case.