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Having had the opportunity to sit around a table with different members of ATF, a few different things were learned. And don’t worry, the cartoon doesn’t reflect the attitude of those I spoke to. NFA Branch In regards to the NFA Branch and processing times, it appears that they are aiming for a processing time of about 90 days for Form 1s and Form 4s.
Is the Social Security Administration’s Disability Program Running Out of Money? Posted on Aug 05, 2015 By James Ezzell August 5, 2015 by James Ezzell Yes. We are all painfully familiar with the budget battles Congress wages regularly with the President, and most recently the resulting budget sequestration of 2013 that really put a number of government programs and employees in a bind.
On May 10, 2015 a 31-year-old male was involved in an automobile accident at the intersection of Fullerton and Central Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. Our client was driving eastbound on Fullerton when the westbound driver made a left hand turn without warning, striking his car. He was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital and later followed up with his personal physician who then or ...
There’s a new trend among today’s retirees. In today’s retirement structure the outlook of those retiring takes on an entirely new perspective. According to a recent poll by Gallup the average age for retirement in the United States is 62 years old. This age of retiree seems fairly young in comparison with the expected traditional retirement age of 66 years old.
On July 31, 2015, B&I Partner Peter Brann participated in a live chat hosted by the Lewiston Sun Journal on Maine Governor Paul LePage’s questions to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court regarding the legal effect of his attempted vetoes of recent state legislation. With an audience rivaling the Sun Journal’s 2014 election night cove ...
Edward Jones Aims to Become Largest Broker-Dealer in the Country Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 9:27 AM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: Edward Jones has revealed a growth plan that, if successful, will result in the St. Louis based firm shooting past Morgan Stanley and becoming the largest broker-dealer in the country.
In a Viewpoint comment for State Tax Notes, Senior Partner George Isaacson writes critically of proposed federal legislation that would allow states to collect sales and use tax on sales by retailers with no physical presence in them. Isaacson notes that the Remote Transactions Parity Act (H.R. 2775) is complex and confusing, biased against small busines ...
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.
Are ‘No Refusal’ DUI Checkpoints Legal? Can I Still Refuse? Posted by Matthew Sharp under DWI/DUI August 5, 2015 “No Refusal” DWI Checkpoints in Texas Many drivers in Texas may have come across a DWI checkpoint at one time or another. These checkpoints allow police officers to interview drivers in order to determine if a driver appears intoxicated.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...