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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently announced Broker Dealer Financial Services, Corp. (“BDFS”) settled allegations it failed to adequately supervise its employees’ solicitation and sale of nontraditional ETFs. Specifically, FINRA alleged BDFS failed to adopt and implement supervisory systems and procedures reasonably designed to achieve compliance with ...
Adviser Wins Care Brought by SEC Posted on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 10:16 AM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: A houston-based firm has won a rare victory against the SEC in a case focused on advisers, accepting payments from brokerage firms. The SEC judge dismissed the allegations that the firm continued frau ...
Stopping a potential foreclosure of your home is one of the primary benefits of filing for bankruptcy relief. As discussed by my colleagues in other posts, filing bankruptcy puts in place the Automatic Stay. This stay stops all creditors from making any attempts to collect debts from you (including foreclosures) while your bankruptcy case is ongoing.
Side impact car accidents can cause some of the most serious injuries to drivers and passengers. A side impact car crash, as the name implies, happens when a vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle. Depending on the exact location of the collision, the driver or passengers can suffer serious injuries, even if the vehicle is equipped with airbags and passengers are wearing a seatbelt.
We thought Jeffrey Simoneaux’ whistleblower case against DuPont was dead. On January 23rd of this year a federal jury in Baton Rogue, Louisiana ruled in favor of DuPont and tossed the False Claims Act and anti-retaliation suit brought by the former long time employee. Ordinarily, when a jury renders its verdict the case is over. Jeffrey Simoneaux isn’t an ordinary whistleblower, however.
As they say, a picture is worth a 1,000 words. How about charts and graphics? Check out this chart that summarizes preserving and enforcing construction lien and payment bond rights in Florida. Check out this chart that summarizes Miller Act payment bond rights in Florida in comparison to Florida private and public payment bond rights.
Morgan Stanley Restructures Number of Management Roles Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 1:00 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: In its latest round of restructuring, Morgan Stanley has altered the number of management roles at their branch, complex and regional levels.
Over the weekend, I am sure many Americans have had numerous discussions with friends, family and strangers regarding the recent U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, stating that states could not keep same-sex couples from marrying or refuse to recognize their unions from other states. Whether you disagree or agree with the U.S.
A chapter 13 case is started by filing a petition with the Bankruptcy Court along with the schedules and statements that explain the person's financial situation. Under chapter 13, the debtor must submit a plan or reorganization to provide for his various classes of debt - priority, secured, and unsecured.
Automobile crash injuries are a leading cause of death for Missouri teenagers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted an investigation into fatal car accidents involving teenagers and found that almost half were driving cars that were over six years old. Smaller vehicles accounted for almost a third of all fatalities.
A record-breaking number of law firms, law-related corporations and partners contributed to the 2015 Chicago Bar Foundation Investing to Justice Campaign. Thanks to the efforts from those involved in addition to the Chicago Bar Foundation, Chicago’s legal community successfully raised more than $11.5 million to support victims in the Chicago area in need of legal assistance.
There are around 30,000 fatal car accidents in the United States each year. City engineers, transportation safety experts and the automotive industry devote countless resources to the fight to maximize safety and save lives. Although that fight often ends in lower speed limits and stricter traffic regulations, some wonder if maybe increased speed limits are actually an importan ...
By: Robert J. Nahoum The notorious debt buyer Erin Capital Management and its lawyers Eltman, Eltman & Cooper has sued you for an old debt that they bought from an original creditor. You are considering whether to fight them or to reach a reasonable settlement and get on with your life. You now have to determine how much is a good settlement with Erin Capital Management? ...
I’ve read a couple articles recently that warn about taxes when student loans are forgiven under the Income Driven Repayment program for federal student loans. The articles are, Beware Taxes When Your Student Loan Debt is Forgiven by Lifehacker (@lifehacker); and There’s a huge catch if the federal government forgives your student debt by Business Insider (@businessinsider).
The client appears with a letter from a walker. She writes something like: “I went in the dark about your property. And I fell head first on the pavement. The cause was, that in the dark there was a unlit iron chain, which is stretched on your property. It hangs in the middle of about 20 to 30 cm above the ground and thereby it acts as a tripping hazard. It is not visible in the dark.
Arrest Record vs Police Records, vs Criminal Records, vs Convictions Posted by Matthew Sharp under Expunctions and Non-Disclosures July 1, 2015 When someone is arrested, charged with a crime or convicted of a crime in Texas, information about the incident will be stored in their records. However, people may be confused about which records are stored and how they are recorded.
The Bar cares when you’ve stayed too long at the bar. Attorneys need to be mindful that a conviction for drunk driving may impact their ability to practice law. Practitioners who are subject to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the USPTO, for example, must advise the Office of Enrollment and Discipline within 30 days of any criminal conviction, misdemeanor or felony.
“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom” – Albert Einstein As we prepare to celebrate the birthday of our country’s independence, I am reminded that we, as lawyers, owe a significant ethical duty to exercise independence in the representation of our clients.