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Many people hear the word Bankruptcy and immediately have a picture in their minds of what that means. In fact, there are several different kinds of bankruptcy, called chapters. Chapter 7 Chapter 7 is the most common type of bankruptcy and it is usually what everyone imagines when they first think about bankruptcy. This is also known as a Straight Bankruptcy or Liquidation Bankruptcy.
Illinois Investment Advisor Pleads Guilty to $5 Million Ponzi Scheme Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 4:56 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: Alan H. Gold, an Illinois investment advisor pleaded guilty to perpetuating a $5million Ponzi scheme. According to the FBI, Gold engaged in a scheme to defraud his clients for at least five years.
Fort Worth, Texas has its fair share of dangerous intersections. Western Center Blvd & N. Beach Street The City of Fort Worth is expansive. This has resulted in an elevated number of drivers, and thus, quite a few car accidents. While many accidents are unavoidable, it’s our hope that making people aware of these dangerous intersections will lead to an increase in awarene ...
The most debilitating injuries resulting from a car accident are those that involve injury to the spinal cord. If the nerves in the spinal cord are damaged, they do not recover or heal themselves like broken bones or torn ligaments. The damage to the nerves in cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) is permanent and can lead to loss in strength, loss of sensation, and can severely ...
DEADLINE: When Must You File your San Diego Trust or Will Contest Posted June 11, 2015 by Keith Davidson & filed under Uncategorized. If you have a Trust or Will matter that has problems do yourself a favor and take action quickly. How quickly? That depends on the type of claim you are bringing.
Joe Mullin at Ars Technica writes that two figures prominently associated with the patent troll phenemonen—Ray Niro and Erich Spangenberg—are eyeing the exits of the litigation field they helped create. Facing a potential fee award of several million dollars to HTC in one case, Niro recently declared the stand–alone patent case “dead on arrival,” citing the Supreme Court’s op ...
Texas Statutory Rape Laws and Penalties Posted by Matthew Sharp under Sex Crimes June 11, 2015 In Texas, statutory rape is defined as sexual activity between a person who is aged 18 or older and a person who is younger than 17 years of age. Under the law, this kind of sexual activity is illegal even if both parties give their consent to engage in sexual activity.
Judge Tosses Accounting Malpractice Lawsuit EEPB is one of Houston’s largest accounting firms. It is also one of the best medium sizes firms in the nation (number 36) according to Accounting Today. Being good doesn’t mean its accountants are perfect, however. Several years ago, a company called Cohen Acquisition Corp (“CAC”) sued EEPB for accounting malpractice.
When something causes a rapid and forceful back-and-forth movement of the neck, whiplash can occur. This motion has the ability to injure the disks, bones, muscles, ligaments, and tissues of the neck. Although the majority of people suffering from a whiplash injury will recover within a few months, about 25 percent will not.
Indiana Based Investment Advisory Firm Pleads Guilty to Investment Fraud Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 4:39 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: Veros Partners, an investment advisor located in Indiana, and its president Michael Haab, have been charged by the SEC for allegedly running a $15 million Ponzi scheme.
Pope Francis has repeatedly said that evading taxes is stealing both from the government and the poor. Not one to shy away from controversy, Pope Francis approved an intergovernmental agreement with the U.S. Treasury that will allow the Vatican’s bank to comply with FATCA and disclose account information to the IRS. FATCA is short for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
Recent Research Highlights Bankruptcies of Professional Athletes Professional athletes are often the subject of admiration and envy by millions of fans due to their talent, wealth, lavish lifestyles, and more. Many professional athletes have annual salaries in the millions of dollars, name celebrities as some of their best friends, and much more.
In most cases, blame for a car accident is assigned to another driver. However, driver error is not the only reason that collisions occur. In fact, a lot of accidents happen when part of a vehicle was defective and malfunctions. Parts that can be defective and lead to accidents can commonly include tires, axles, brakes, ignition switches, airbags, steering columns, among many others.
It is easier to succeed in business without competition than with it. And if you are used to practicing your profession in a particular way, it is quite uncomfortable when new approaches develop that undercut your business. (As an aside, Aaron Gott and I just published an article for CIO Story that discussed this idea in the context of the legal profession: Disrupting the Trad ...
East Texas continues to stand out among federal judicial districts for its (contrarian) approach to patent cases. Where the judges in other judicial districts have found the Supreme Court opinion in Alice v. CLS Bank a useful tool to use early in cases to weed out patents that shouldn’t have been granted—you can see a list of examples from last year here—the judges in the East ...