• Can Bankruptcy Stop Wages from Being Garnished?

      We see many potential clients whose biggest issue is that their wages are being garnished by one or more creditors. The potential clients ask whether bankruptcy can stop the garnishments. The answer is yes! Wage garnishments can be devastating to someone who is struggling financially. Fortunately, when a debtor files bankruptcy, the automatic stay is put in place.

      Kathryn Davis/ Bond and Botes- 4 readers -
    • Employee vs. Independent Contractor

      It’s important for workers in Texas to understand the difference between an employee and an independent contractor, as this classification determines your legal options in the event of a workplace injury. Just because you work on-site, this does not mean that you are considered an “employee.” Employees are afforded much more protection than contractors when it comes to on-the-jo ...

      Amanda Payton/ Rasansky Law Firm- 2 readers -
    • Banker Cooperates with Feds, Avoids Prison (FBAR Post)

      Andreas Bachmann, a former Credit Suisse banker, was spared prison and instead received probation after cooperating with the IRS and U.S. Department of Justice. Bachmann was sentenced this month after pleading guilty to conspiracy to defraud the IRS. Prosecutors say he helped wealthy Americans evade U.S. taxes by hiding money in offshore accounts.

      Due Diligence- 4 readers -
  • Listen Up First Party Property Insurance Blog Community

    I hope you have been enjoying some of the recent posts about insurance claims litigation innovation. In response to these articles, I know that a lot of you have reached out to me, so this article is for you – the First Party Property Insurance Blog Community. I have such an impressive list of subscribers to this Blog, including executives and adjusters from virtually all of ...

    First Party Property Insurance Blog- 3 readers -
  • Thank you, dear paralegal

    Here, a lawyer is heretical to question why employ expensive paralegal. Finally, the speech recognition is so good that you do not need it. And make the mail for shipment? Since you can take students. Can you do that? Lawyers provide services, they sell knowledge. Since the lawyer is right in his post. But to whom we sell because knowledge? To people. And the usually want personal contact.

    www.r24.de/en/- 4 readers -
  • IRS Search Leads to Suicide

    This is a sad, sad story. It is a reminder of why the government must always be vigilant in how it conducts its business. Particularly, with how the IRS collects taxes and enforces the Tax Code. The story begins in 2007 and is still winding its way through the courts. A recent decision by a U.S. District Court Judge in Indiana, however, let the IRS off the hook.

    Due Diligence- 5 readers -
  • OSHA Regulations & Violations

    If an employer violates OSHA regulations and a worker is injured or killed as a result, our attorneys may be able to help. OSHA, also known as the Occupational Safety & Health Administration was formed in 1971 as a result of the passing of the OSH Act of 1970. This agency was created to protect workers from unsafe and dangerous work situations, especially those that work in ...

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 4 readers -
  • Terror Convict Appeals Judge’s Dismissal of his Child Custody Lawsuit

    Zachary Chesser, a Muslim convert from Virginia, filed a lawsuit against the FBI and his mother claiming they violated his parental rights. After Chesser’s initial lawsuit was dismissed as frivolous, his lawyer recently appealed the judgment and urged a federal appeals court to revive Chesser’s child custody rights on March 26, 2015, according to the Associated Press.

     AmeriTrust Law Group- 5 readers -
  • Cambridge Expands Succession Planning Partnership Program

    Cambridge Expands Succession Planning Partnership Program Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 1:56 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: Cambridge Investment Research Inc., an independent broker-dealer, is expanding a current offering by a sister company, Continuity Partners Group to provide capital for succession planning and acquisitions to its affiliated advisers.

    Eccleston Law Offices- 4 readers -
  • Can a Chicago DUI Defense Lawyer Suppress Evidence In a DUI Case?

    Can a Chicago DUI Defense Lawyer Suppress Evidence In a DUI Case? by Attorney Uche | Mar 30, 2015 | DUI Law News & Topics | The answer to the question posed above is “in some cases, yes.” When evidence is successfully suppressed, it is inadmissible in court, which can often lead prosecutors to drop cases or judges to dismiss them due to a legal insufficiency of evidence.

    criminaldefenseattorneyinchicago.com- 4 readers -
  • Credit Reporting Agencies Agree to Overhaul Consumer Records

    In what should turn out to be very good news for consumers throughout the country, an agreement was announced by all three of the major credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union) (CRAs) with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. This agreement will change the way that the credit reporting agencies handle errors and list unpaid medical bills as part of ...

    Ron Sykstus/ Bond and Botes- 11 readers -
  • Does My Car Accident Injuries Have To Be Serious in Order to Sue?

    Does My Car Accident Injuries Have To Be Serious in Order to Sue? An actual injury is an essential element of any personal injury lawsuit. Sometimes, car accident victims may not think that their injuries are severe enough to justify a lawsuit. After all, car accident victims who are well-insured generally have any medical expenses or vehicle repairs paid for regardless of whe ...

    Bruning Legal- 5 readers -
  • Wrongful Death and the Value of Life

    Civil lawsuits are open to the public because they involve both public and private interests. The two main goals of any civil suit are deterrence and compensation. Deterrence serves the public interests, and compensation the private ones. Trials are generally held in a court near where the injuries occurred as it is felt that community has a particular interest in establishing ...

    David Beninger/ Luvera Law Firm- 4 readers -
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