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Celebrity Fraud Schemes – When Lawyers, Agents and Accountants Steal from Clients Today’s headline reads “Attorney Gets 18 Months for Defrauding NFL Players.” Previously, we have posted stories about Mike Tyson suing his investment adviser, Basketball great Tim Duncan losing $20 million to a different money adviser and a lawyer at a big named law firm assisting in a multimillion ...
Gerdau is one of the largest steel companies in the world. With 45,000 employees in 14 countries, the company has the capacity to produce 26 million tons of steel per year. The company is also mired in a massive corruption probe. All the facts surrounding Gerdau suggest there is a perfect opportunity for whistleblowers.
Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech disclosed that it is investigating possible violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The disclosure is noteworthy because none of the possible violations are believed to have occurred in the United States nor is the company based here.
Last year, Spanish authorities raided the Madrid offices of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. Police say the bank was at the center of a European money laundering operation. ICBC is billed as the world’s largest bank with approximately $3.5 trillion in assets. That story is back in the news as new details are emerging that suggest that senior bank officials had knowl ...
Jim Hodge and Allied Home Mortgage left a bad taste in the mouths of many Allied employees and homeowners too. Neither Hodge nor his mortgage company are strangers to controversy. The two have faced countless lawsuits by lenders, wage claims, arbitration claims by former branch managers, and enforcement actions by at least 9 states.
Referral sources are generally important for all businesses. Due to their importance, certain businesses require employees to execute non-solicitation or even non-compete agreements to protect the integrity of their referral sources. Now, whether referral sources for a particular business constitutes a legitimate business interest (very important words) is a question where ...
What do you do if you are holding undisputed money owed to a subcontractor? Well, you make an effort to pay it or tender it! Right? I am never a fan of a client holding undisputed sums without a legitimate contractual basis. There are circumstances, however, where the effort to pay an undisputed payable is not so easy.
Earlier this month, I blogged about certain implied contractual terms that govern employees’ conduct. (You’ll remember that an implied term is one that is not written down anywhere or explicitly agreed to by employer and employee, but still has the same legal force as does an express term.) In today’s post, I continue my focus on implied terms, and review four key implied dut ...
Rear-end accidents are one of the most common and dangerous types of accident in which you can be involved. In many cases, the driver in the front vehicle has no idea a collision is about to take place. Additionally, in many cases, the driver in the trailing vehicle hits the car in front with significant force.
Previously, on Patent Venue: May 22, 2017: The Supreme Court issues its opinion in TC Heartland, returning to the rule of law that a corporate defendant can only be sued for patent infringement either in its state of residence or a judicial district in which alleged acts of infringement have occurred and the business has a “regular and established place of business.
A bankruptcy exemption is simply the value of certain property that state or federal law says, a creditor can NOT touch, no matter what. The two (2) types of Bankruptcy Exemptions are Real Property and Personal Property Exemptions. Each state enacts its own exemption laws or a state can decide to have the federal exemption laws apply within its borders.
Now that it’s fall, you are likely looking forward to pumpkin spice lattes, football games, Halloween, and colorful leaves. In order to reduce your risk of injuring yourself and ensure that you stay safe all season long, Staver Law Group has compiled this list of 10 tips for staying safe this fall.
If you have never been in a car crash, you won’t know how stressful and difficult it can be. If you are in a car crash with injuries, the experience can be very traumatic. Often people who have been hurt in crashes don’t know what to do. They may make mistakes like admitting blame or failing to get medical attention when they are hurt.
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said, “The Equifax breach potentially exposed sensitive personal information for over eight million New Yorkers. Consumer Watchdog The National Consumer Law Center® (NCLC®), has issued the following key steps to minimize risk from the Equifax data breach: “Determining Whether the Client Has Been Affected It is very likely that any clien ...
5 Important Elements Of A Wrongful Death Case When you lose a close family member such as a spouse, a child, sibling or parent in what could have been a preventable accident, speaking to an attorney about filing a possible wrongful death claim is likely in your best interest. In legal terms, ‘wrongful death’ is the terminology used to describe the death of any individual due ...
Mark S. Perry Allegedly Made Unsuitable Investment Recommendations to Four Elderly Customers; Perry Allegedly Concentrated Customers’ Accounts in Precious Metal Sector Securities and Recommended Customers to Buy Leveraged Mutual Funds or ETF’s for Extended Periods Mark Perry allegedly made unsuitable investment recommendations to four elderly customers and allegedly concentrated ...
James Stewart Meagher Allegedly Engaged in Two Separate Fraudulent Trading Schemes including Activity Known as Marking the Close; Meagher Allegedly also Gave False and Misleading Testimony in Connection with a FINRA Investigation James Stewart Meagher allegedly participated in two separate fraudulent schemes including activity known as marking the close and also allegedly gave false and misleadin.
John C. Edes, a Former Broker at Equity Services, Inc., Barred from the Securities Industry by FINRA Have you or a loved one invested your hard-earned money with John C. Edes of East, Greenwich, Rhode Island? John Edes, a financial advisor who was a registered representative of Equity Services, Inc.