• What Happens If I Guarantee Another Individual’s Debt?

      What Happens If I Guarantee Another Individual’s Debt? Posted on Feb 11, 2016 By Grant McNutt February 11, 2016 by Grant McNutt I get asked by clients all the time why they are now being sued for a debt they guaranteed or co-signed with another individual, usually a relative or close friend. They will say “I am just the co-signor. It is their debt.

      Grant Mcnutt/ Bond and Botes- 8 readers -
    • Charlotte Man Pleads Guilty to Securities & Wire Fraud

      February 10, 2016- Charlotte, North Carolina The Charlotte Observer reports that Frank Enrique Lleras, of Charlotte, pleaded guilty to securities fraud and wire fraud in connection with a real estate scheme that bilked victims out of over $3 million. Victims were led to believe that his company Optimum Property Investments made money by purchasing distressed and foreclosed ...

      Rex Securities Law- 5 readers -
  • Gov’t Paying Top Dollar for Fannie & Freddie Whistleblowers

    The federal False Claims Act allows ordinary people with inside information about fraud involving government funds to do something extraordinary. They can become whistleblowers, file a lawsuit on behalf of the government and keep a percentage of what the government collects. By now, a few mortgage bankers are saying what does this have to do with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? A 2 ...

    Due Diligence- 2 readers -
    Earlier about the same topic:
  • Big Whistleblower Cases Still Exist!

    Big Whistleblower Cases Still Exist! February 12, 2016 by Brian Mahany Morgan Stanley to Pay $3.2 Billion In late 2014, the Justice Department announced that it settled several whistleblower cases against Bank of America for $16.65 billion. Pundits and commentators said that case was the end of the big bank whistleblower cases.

    Due Diligence- 2 readers -
  • Texas Securities Commissioner Bans the Sale of Pension Streams

    Texas Securities Commissioner Bans the Sale of Pension Streams Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 5:09 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: Andrew Gamber, through his Jackson, Mississippi-based Sobell Corp. offered a product to retail investors called “Pension Income Stream Program.

    Eccleston Law Offices- 5 readers -
  • Can I sue a restaurant for food poisoning?

    Answer: If you became sick after eating food at a restaurant, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. With the proliferation of dangerous bacteria such as salmonella and E. Coli in the restaurant industry, we could be one meal away from falling ill due to the negligence of a restaurant or food supplier.

    Rasansky Law Firm- 4 readers -
  • Am I an employee or an independent contractor?

    Answer: There’s a lot of confusion (and misinformation) about employment status in Texas. It is important to note that just because you work on-site on a daily basis doesn’t mean that you are a full-fledged employee. Likewise, just because your boss tells you that you’re a contractor doesn’t mean that you are an independent contractor in the eyes of the law.

    Rasansky Law Firm- 5 readers -
  • The driver who hit me doesn’t have insurance. What should I do?

    Answer: It happens; you get into a car accident and shortly find out that the other driver is uninsured. In such cases, your best option may be to file an uninsured motorist claim. This will help you recover money damages that will go toward compensating you for your injuries as well as the damage to your vehicle.

    Rasansky Law Firm- 4 readers -
  • Maternity Leave and Job Protection: Are There Exceptions?

    Lawyer Erin Kizell, Contributor. We’ve written before about the rights afforded to pregnant employees and new parents by both the British Columbia Employment Standards Act (the ESA) and Human Rights Code (the Code). At the risk of repeating ourselves, here’s a brief review of some of the legal protections available to BC employees when it comes to having children (for more de ...

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 4 readers -
  • Humanitarian Parole – What is it?

    denial > Humanitarian Parole – What is it? As a Miami immigration lawyer, I often receive questions about humanitarian parole. Humanitarian parole is used sparingly to bring someone who is otherwise inadmissible into the United States for a temporary period of time due to a compelling emergency. Below are some frequently asked questions.

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 4 readers -
  • $19,000 Settlement for man injured during rear end accident

    Recently, a man in his 20’s was injured during a rear end accident, while driving along I-94, when another vehicle abruptly struck the back of his car. He was transported by ambulance to Advocate Trinity Hospital and sustained cervical and lumbar strains. The young man, who was unsure about how to proceed, contacted personal injury attorneys at the Staver Law Group, who knew ex ...

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 5 readers -
The latest from our blog
See more
More from around the web