• Madoff Victims Sues IRS for Tax Refund

      The victims of Bernie Madoff lost billions of dollars. To lose that kind of money you first have to have money. And people who have money usually can afford lawyers. We have seen lawsuits against banks, accountants, hedge funds… anyone connected with Bernie Madoff Securities has probably been sued. The lawsuit brought by the estate of the late Gladys Luria, however, is a first.

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    • Holistic Cardiologist Indicted for Medicare Fraud

      Dr. Roy Heilbron was once affiliated with the Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health. According to the practice’s website, the Center helps patient be “free from sleep issues, weight, chronic headaches, pain, hormonal imbalances, digestive distress, anxiety, depression and so much more.” The Center may have to operate without Dr.

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    • Non Profit to Pay $20 Million in False Claims Act Case

      Community Health Network, a large non-profit health system with locations throughout Indiana, agreed to pay over $20 million to settle Medicaid and Medicare fraud claims. The U.S. Department of Justice and the Indiana Medicaid Fraud Control Unit brought the case. According to a release from the Justice Department, Community Health contracted for out patient surgical services ...

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  • Should the Lakefront Trail Split Pedestrians and Cyclists?

    The Lakefront Trail is a Chicago mainstay for tourists and residents. It’s an 18 mile paved route along beautiful Chicago shoreline, spanning from Ardmore Street to 71st. It’s well maintained with beautiful views and is ideal for biking, walking, running, or rollerblading. Many say, however, that in order to keep this popular trail safe for all of its visitors, pedestrians and ...

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  • Car Wrecks in St. Louis Involving Uninsured Drivers

    Being in a automobile crash is bad enough, but finding out that the other driver is uninsured makes the situation even more upsetting. A responsible driver may find it hard to comprehend why an individual would blatantly disregard the law and operate a motor vehicle without proper insurance. Not only is the individual running the risk of receiving traffic citations if pulled ...

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  • SIFMA Unveils Cyber Securities Tips

    SIFMA Unveils Cyber Securities Tips Posted on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 11:19 AM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: A single security breach can have detrimental effects on a small advisory firm. Small firms often face more difficulty as they lack resources or technical expertise to implement a sound defense system.

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  • How to Take a Vacation as a Lawyer

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  • The Pros and Cons of Mandatory Bike Helmet Laws

    Bicycle riding is a low risk, cost effective, heart and environmentally friendly form of exercise, recreation, and transportation. Locations across the country are implementing laws and engineering cities to promote cycling and ensure cyclist safety. Some argue that as we push a pro-bicycle agenda we should also make bike helmets mandatory in order to minimize risk and save lives.

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  • Traffic law: Drinking and driving

    It is generally known, if you have at least 0.5 per mille blood alcohol at the wheel, points and fines threaten. It becomes dangerous, however, from just 0.3 per thousand: If, for example you run over a red light and the cour ...

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  • Due Process Required in Guardianship Proceedings

    Due Process Required in Guardianship Proceedings Written by Brian Spiro • July 2nd, 2015 • Guardianship Litigation, In the recent decision of Zemel v. Zemel, No. 4D14-1858 (Fla. 4th DCA July 1, 2015), the Court held that a non-party to a guardianship proceeding must be afforded due process, which includes sufficient prior notice and a full and fair opportunity to be heard.

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  • Some clarity and bad news regarding taxation of cloud computing in Chicago

    A trap for the unwary has been the Chicago Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax, which is currently imposed at the rate of 9% on certain leases of tangible personal property. The Chicago Department of Finance, which enforces the Chicago Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax, interprets the term “lease of tangible personal property” broadly, to include use of computers.

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  • FATCA Leaves No Land Untouched

    FATCA Leaves No Land Untouched By Veronica Pamoukaghlian, Senior Journalist During the first half of 2015, 11 new countries have signed effective inter-governmental agreements (IGAs) with the US to reciprocally exchange information about offshore accounts. The new IGA signees include large financial markets like Qatar, South Korea, Colombia, and Iceland.

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