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John Adams once stated that the U.S. was to be a government of law, and not of men. This meant that the word of law – the text, not the intent – was to govern. If the law was inartfully drafted, or had negative and unintended consequences, a democratically-elected Congress could change the law. If the law was unconstitutional as drafted, then it was void until corrected.
Small B-Ds Can Travel 2 Roads Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 3:26 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: Small broker-dealers face increasing regulatory costs, and that is forcing them to decide their business path. While some older owners are looking to close shop, others are taking advantage of the opportunity to acquire firms.
Bank Linth and Bank Sparhafen Cooperate with IRS Two more Swiss banks have agreed to pay million dollar fines and cooperate with the United States government. Bank Linth LLB AG and Bank Sparhafen Zurich AG have settled this week with the Justice Department. Both the IRS and Justice have been zealously pursuing banks around the world that may have assisted Americans hide money.
This week we are focusing on helping lawyers bring in business via more word-of-mouth referrals. Let’s make it rain! How to Make it Rain and Get More Referrals 25 Ways to Get Sales Referrals via Rain Today by Mary Flaherty This list has a lot of actionable points. While a few of the suggestions not usable for lawyers because of ethics considerations, overall t ...
The Obergefell Same-Sex Marriage Decision: What does it mean for Texas Family Law and Same-Sex Divorce? Today, the United States Supreme Court issued a historic ruling on same-sex. In Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (2015), The Court held that the due process clause of the U.S. Constitution, as applied to the states through the 14th Amendment, requires all states to issue mar ...
The fundamentals of Constitutional interpretation have been changed this week (more on this in a forthcoming blog). Statutory interpretation has been subordinated by politics and the definition of a “fundamental right” has been amended to include “the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie,” in Justice Scalia’s interesting words.
The extent of injury involved in head-on collisions makes them one of the most deadliest types of car crashes to be involved in. Every year, over 5,000 people die due to the injuries sustained from a head-on collision. If you recently lost a loved one in this type of tragic accident, consult with a St. Louis car accident attorney about your rights as a surviving family member.
Car accidents often happen because a driver breaks the law. Traffic violations arising from car accidents can often help accident victims recover for their losses in a later legal claim. This is because they often invoke a legal premise known as “negligence per se.” Before understanding what negligence per se is, it is important to understand legal negligence.
A recent CNBC article reports that the number of delinquent mortgages is falling, however, the foreclosure crisis does not appear to be over. Banks are becoming more aggressive with their collection efforts on delinquent mortgages and are pushing hardworking homeowners into foreclosure at a rapid rate instead of offering modification programs.
There are around thirty thousand fatal car accidents in this country each year, and 145 people died in a Chicago car crash in 2014. Some experts believe extending the duration of yellow lights will help make our roads safer, but others argue it could lead to even more accidents. A recent Chicago Tribune article quoted national safety experts as they supported and advocated for ...
The Chicago car accident attorneys at Staver Law Group helped a 22-year-old black man who was hurt in a rear-end accident at the intersection of 26th Street and Allegheny here in Chicago. The driver who was at fault for the accident was going at a very high rate of speed when he hit our client, who was then taken by a Park Forest Fire Department ambulance to St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights.
A client comes with a warning of a private radio station. He is said he has unjustifiably publicly aired the program. A short time later he reappears. New mail, an inspector controled him again. This radio station seems to use a lot of personnel. However, many clients always complain otherwise about GEMA ...
This week the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation released a report on the Takata airbag recalls, laying the blame on Takata for failing to promptly issue recalls. The committee reviewed 13,000 emails and documents from the airbag manufacturer which showed that Takata knew about the faulty airbags almost a year before issuing a recall.
The story of AT&T’s manipulation of internet speeds reeks of greed and arrogance, not to mention a blatant disregard of the rules. Let this be a wake-up call for all the other broadband providers out there that seek to play fast and loose with consumers. The FCC is [now] paying attention. Recently the FCC hit AT&T with a $100 million fine for failing to disclose “throt ...