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There are many reasons why a homeowner is unable or otherwise stops making their monthly mortgage payment: Laid-off from work, fired or unemployed. Employment transfer to another state. Unable to work as a result of illness. Unable to work as a result of family difficulties. Excessive debt.
Today we’re going to be doing a question and answer session with a Merit Systems Protection Board,(MSPB) attorney/representative. Q: So, for starters, what is the Merit Systems Protection Board or MSPB? The Merit Systems Protection Board (wiki) is a little-known administrative judicial agency in the federal government that is responsible for primarily adjudicating the discipli ...
On February 1, 2016, the Army Court of Criminal Appeals released an opinion in the case of United States v. Ducksworth, No 201507690. In the Ducksworth case, the alleged victim requested that the appellate court set aside the military judge’s ruling and to declare her mental health records, which had been the subject of the ruling, to be inadmissible at trial.
February 12, 2016- Tallahassee, FL Rex Securities Law is investigating broker Marshall R. Cassedy, Jr. of McNally Financial Services . According to FINRA records Cassedy has been named in 3 regulatory events, 17 customer disputes and 1 termination. The customer disputes have alleged various causes of action, including: unsuitable and unauthorized investments excessive inve ...
February 12, 2016- Crowley, LA Rex Securities Law is investigating Kovack Securities broker Stanley J. Keyes of Keyes Financial Services in connection with customer complaints and a FINRA regulatory matter in 2011. According to FINRA records Keyes has been named in several FINRA arbitrations. In case #13-1688 a customer alleged unsuitable recommendations in real estate securities.
Should You File Chapter 13 OR Chapter 7 Bankruptcy? Posted on Feb 12, 2016 By Amy Tanner February 12, 2016 by Amy Tanner This is something that I explore with every potential client on their initial free consultation visit to my office. Everyone’s situation is different and there are many reasons why I might recommend a potential client file one chapter over another.
The year 2015 saw an 11.5% increase in Missouri traffic fatalities. Make safe driving a priority! Lower gas prices in 2015 have benefited all of us. However, lower gas prices may be contributing to an increase in car accidents. According to a recent report, lower gas prices have affected car accident rates.
Written by Brian Spiro • February 12th, 2016 • Probate Litigation, Trust Litigation, Guardianship Litigation, The law of undue influence in Florida is not limited to will contests alone. Trusts, beneficiary designations and any other testamentary instruct can be challenged under the reasoning and logic of the seminal Florida Supreme Court case of Estate of Carpenter.
February 2, 2016- Sherman, Texas News 12 KXII reports that Justin Spearman, a 27 year old graduate of Baylor University pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Christine A. Nowak to wire fraud in connection with an oil and gas scheme. Spearman’s scheme involved filing fraudulent Assignments of Overriding Royalty Interests in Greeley Colorado and Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Written by Brian Spiro • February 12th, 2016 • Probate Litigation, Probate Administration, Although it may be common knowledge to practitioners, many forget that interlocutory orders—those orders, decrees, or judgments entered at an intermediate stage of the litigation—are merged in, and disposed of, when the Court enters a final judgment.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently announced Kevin Patrick Murphy (Murphy) entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to settle allegations he sold $1.2 million of shares and warrants in a private placement to four individuals and one limited partnership without his firm's knowledge or consent.
By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: Whether it’s mounting credit card debt, unexpected medical bills or even defaulted student loans, when you fall behind on your bills, the debt collectors will harass you. Understandably, anyone who has dealt with debt collectors feels abused, harassed and bullied. This is due in large part to the heavy-handed tactics of the debt collection agents.
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 ...
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.
February 11, 2016 According to the Financial Times, the worst performing US Mutual Funds of 2015 are : Name Return RS Global Natural Resources (36.36%) Tortoise MLP & Pipeline (35.17%) MainStay Cushing MLP Prem (33.7%) Goldman Sachs MLP Energy (32.75) Van Eck Global Hard Assets (31.09%) Oppenheimer SteelPath MLP Inc (29.22%) MainGate MLP (28.96 %) PIMCO Commodities PLUS (28.