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Employment contracts are serious business. Have you stress-tested yours lately? In the case of Alsip v. Top Rollshutters Inc. dba Talius , the employer’s loosely drafted employment contract and failure to discuss key employment terms with a new employee before hiring resulted in a wrongful dismissal lawsuit, and a court order that the employer pay the fired employee $141,500. Alsip v.
California Doc Settles False Claims Act Claim That He Dispensed Counterfeit Cancer Drugs A Stockton oncologist was busted for billing Medicare for counterfeit drugs. Worse, at least one of the drugs wasn’t even FDA approved and lacked any active ingredient. The government prosecuted the physician under the federal False Claims Act, a Civil War era whistleblower statute.
What is the difference between Workers’ Comp and FELA? While workers’ compensation exists for most workers who are injured on the job, federal railroad workers are covered under what’s called the Federal Employer’s Liability Act. Most workers who are injured on the job are at least partially covered by workers’ compensation insurance, which most employers are required to provid ...
According to the United States Department of Transportation, for most Americans the typical activity of driving or being a passenger in a motor vehicle, tops the charts when it comes to daily dangerous. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics conducted a study from 1990 to 2010 to gauge what forms of transportation were unsafe and track transportation-related fatalities and injuries.
Time to Focus on Victims and Whistleblowers, Not the Corrupt and Greedy. I thought all the publicity around Dr. Farid Fata had finally settled. The man labeled the “Butcher of Detroit” and “Dr. Death” was sentenced last month to 45 years in prison. At his age, he will most likely die in prison. For weeks the Detroit press, the nation and even the international press were focused on Dr.
As most people know by now, Texas state Attorney General Ken Paxton was indicted in Collin County for two counts of Securities Fraud and one count of Failing to Register. Further, as is the case in every significant political prosecution, discussions of whether the cases are bona fide prosecutions or politically motivated hatchet-jobs swirl with many people on both sides weighing in.
One of the general requirements for naturalization is good moral character (GMC). As any Miami immigration lawyer will tell you, GMC means character which measures up to the standards of average citizens of the community in which the applicant resides. In general, an applicant must show that he or she has been and continues to be a person of GMC during the statutory period p ...
Carnegie Mellon University v. Marvell Technology Group Ltd. An eye-catching opinion out of the Federal Circuit primarily for the eye-popping nature of the district court’s damages award – $1.5 billion to Carnegie Mellon University. Regrettably for the endowment of Carnegie Mellon, the F ...
By: Robert J. Nahoum Anyone who has ever been sued in a debt collection lawsuit should be familiar with the court documents collectively referred to as the “summons and complaint”. The two documents have become almost interchangeably viewed as one document but in reality, they are two documents with two distinct purposes.
Wirehouse Sues Registered Investment Advisory Firm Posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 9:48 AM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: A battle between Wells Fargo Advisors and a former employee turned ugly when emails leaked showing the employee purportedly had funneled business to his new firm, while still employed at Wells Fargo.
The Dixie Darlings World Series continues today. The morning session elimination games at 9:00 am CT, North Carolina faces off against Louisiana and Alabama takes on Mississippi. In a winners bracket game at 12:30 pm CT, South Carolina takes on Tennessee. In the evening session elimination game at 6:00 pm CT, the winner of North Carolina vs Louisiana will take on the loser of S ...
After an auto accident there are two basic forms of damages that can be recovered: economic or noneconomic. Economic damages intend to compensate a victim of a car accident for monetary losses. They typically include compensation for property damage, medical bills, and lost earnings. This type of damage can typically be calculated based on repair service fees, medical bills, ...
By: Robert J. Nahoum Infamous debt collection law firm Eltman, Eltman and Cooper, PC started as a local New York debt collection mill but have been rapidly growing. According to their website, Eltman, Eltman and Cooper is now collecting debts in California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.
Application for Naturalization > The New Application for Naturalization (Form N-400) As a Miami immigration attorney, some people have asked me about the USCIS’s decision to revise Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. Here are some frequently asked questions. Why did the USCIS revise the Application for Naturalization (Form N-400)? The revisions to Form N-400 p ...
Can You Recover After a Golf Cart Accident? August 3, 2015 Eric Block No comments Golf carts are a common sight in Jacksonville1 and throughout the state of Florida. Not only are these carts used as intended to travel from one hole to the next on golf courses, but they are also popularly used to travel around the many retirement communities in the area.
The injuries suffered in a car accident can change the person’s life forever, especially if one of the occupants of the vehicle happens to be a child. Consequences of injuries suffered by an infant in an automobile accident can be debilitating and life altering. Unfortunately, the damage caused by pediatric injuries may not be entirely visible until later in the child’s life.
eConflict of Interests = Legal Malpractice Conflicts of interest are one of the leading causes of legal malpractice claims. The typical conflicts case arises when a lawyer has an ethical duty to different parties in the same transaction or lawsuit. While many conflicts can be waived, they are still strongly discouraged and disfavored.
New OCIE Examination Priorities Aim to Protect Investors Saving for Retirement Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 11:23 AM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: In early 2015, OCIE announced that it will launch a multi-year Retirement-Targeted Industry Reviews and Examinations (ReTIRE) initiative.