• National Whistleblower Day – Finally!

    The US Senate Passed a Resolution Designating July 30 as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day The House of Representatives is in recess. The Senate is finishing up debate on a cyber security bill and everyone is racing to leave Washington D.C. for the August recess. But some long overdue recognition was finally forthcoming today – passage of Senate Resolution 236, A R ...

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  • Basic Information About the Abused Spouse Petition (I-360)

    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.

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  • Berks County DA Dismisses Charges in Relation to Putative Domestic Violence

    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 .

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 4 readers -
  • What is a Chapter 13 Confirmation?

    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) ...

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  • Will I Have Miss Work for My Debt Collection Case?

    By: Robert J. Nahoum The Problem: You’ve been served was a summons and complaint or discovered that you have a default judgment entered against you. You’ve been sued by a debt collector on an old debt. You filed your answer to the lawsuit or filed an order to show cause to vacate the default judgment and the court has scheduled a court date.

    The Law Offices of Robert J Nahoum- 2 readers -
  • Summer Road Trips May Increase Accident Risks

    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 ...

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  • What Happens at a Debtor Exam?

    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.

    The Law Offices of Robert J Nahoum- 2 readers -
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Restricts Use of Electronic Devices by Jurors

    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.

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  • Bank of America, Others Accused of Market Manipulation

    Bank of America Unit, Others, Accused of Illegal Manipulation of Treasury Auctions FOREX, LIBOR and now U.S. Treasury auctions. Some of the nation’s biggest banks have been accused of all sorts of market manipulations. A lawsuit filed this month suggests that the banking industry still hasn’t learned its lesson.

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  • Judge Slams Prosecutors in False Claims Act Case

    Sales Professional Awarded $31+ Million in False Claims Act Whistleblower Case This is a story we don’t often see. A federal judge says the Justice Department undervalued a whistleblower’s contribution. That finding was recently made in a massive False Claims Act case involving Endo Pharmaceuticals. Typically the Justice Department champions the rights of whistleblowers.

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  • Ladder Fall Injuries

    Injured after a fall from a ladder? Rasansky Law Firm can help! While a ladder fall can occur anywhere, the majority ladder fall accidents occur while on the job or at home. When an accident such as this occurs at home, you may be able to file a claim against your homeowners’ insurance policy in order to cover your medical bills and other related expenses.

    Amanda Payton/ Rasansky Law Firm- 5 readers -
  • Arb Bar Frets FINRA Comms Rule Reforms

    Arb Bar Frets FINRA Comms Rule Reforms July 29, 2015 The Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association is concerned about planned changes to rules governing broker/dealers’ communications with the public, arguing that the reforms would undermine regulatory oversight and could harm investors. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has asked for feedback on the changes f ...

    Alan Rosca/ Investment Fraud Lawyers- 3 readers -
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