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Back in April of this year, I wrote about the rising number of delinquency and default rates in the subprime auto loan market. Since then, the warning signs are still flashing. According to data recently released by the New York Federal Reserve, 6.3 million Americans are late on their auto loan payments by 90 days or more.
When you leave behind your estate to a loved one, you leave them a great gift. However, that gift comes with the burden of estate tax. If you want to lessen the burden on your loved ones, you should carefully plan out your estate wishes. With these techniques, you can reduce your estate tax. 1. Give annual gifts to your children and grandchildren In your will, you can choose to ...
A piece of bipartisan legislation concerning Chapter 12 of the Bankruptcy Code landed on the President’s desk for signature last week. The Family Farmer Bankruptcy Clarification Act of 2017 was sponsored by Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and was included as a part of the supplemental appropriations package that the Senate approved 82-7.
Car accidents can cause a wide variety of injuries ranging from minor bruises to severe and long term injuries. When a person suffers an injury that causes long term disability, he/she will incur ongoing medical expenses and other costs associated with the injury. In this post, our St. Louis auto accident attorney will talk about permanent injuries that can result from a car accident.
I have to confess that, upon beginning this blog, I had no idea what “hot yoga” was. At first I thought it might be reference to Paris Hilton attending a yoga class. “That’s hot,” y’all. Apparently it is a yoga class where the heat is cranked up to over 100 degrees while the yoga enthusiasts practice their calling.
Starting next summer, you’ll be required put Proposition 65 warnings in your catalogs and on your websites near every affected product. Big changes are coming to Proposition 65, and you need to be ready for them. Proposition 65: Background As a vendor or a consumer, no matter where you live, you’ve not doubt seen Proposition 65 warning stickers.
Marijuana in the Workplace: What’s the Diagnosis November 2nd, 2017 What are the risks and challenges that cannabis presents to the workplace in a changing legislative and cultural landscape? Richard Johnson joins the CPHR Yukon Legal Symposium to spea ...
When deciding what to include in an estate plan, consider the nature of your assets and property, who your beneficiaries will be, and any relevant tax implications. One thing many people neglect to consider is the opportunity to set up charitable gifts as part of their estate plans. Charitable giving can have many benefits for your estate.
You woke up last night again, sweating after re-living your traumatic car accident in your dreams. You felt the impact, heard the crushing metal, and startled awake from the fear. The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”) reports that stressful reactions, such as nightmares or flashbacks, are normal after traumatic events—but if certain symptoms last l ...
Countless people use EpiPens when having an allergic reaction. If you have serious allergies, you are probably always near your EpiPen and expect it to work in the case of an emergency. Recently, there have been many cases where EpiPens have proven to be defective, and some of these cases have resulted in the death of those relying on the device.
Our employee client brought a successful claim in BC Supreme Court against her former employer for wrongful dismissal and was awarded contractual damages, as well as $15,000 in aggravated damages for the conduct of the employer. After the court gave its ruling, the employer contested our client’s claim for co ...
A federal study indicates that the economic cost of traffic accidents nationwide is more than $242 billion each year. This includes the present value of lifetime economic costs for nearly 33,000 fatalities, nearly four-million injuries and roughly 24 million vehicles destroyed or damaged. Considering quality-of-life costs for those injured in accidents, the total value of harm ...
When big rigs collide, the result can often be a fiery crash that leaves drivers dead and seriously injured. Tragically, this was the case in an I-75 truck wreck in Lowndes County in Georgia over the summer. A tractor-trailer driver who was injured in the wreck later succumbed to his injuries, reported Valdosta Today. On June 23, at around 6:29 p.m.
Car accidents can cause a wide variety of serious injuries, including open head injuries. Even minor head trauma can cause long term and even permanent damage. Head injuries can be open or closed head injuries. Both types of injuries can have debilitating and life changing consequences. In this post, our St. Louis auto accident attorney will talk about open head injuries from car accidents.
New Whistleblower Award Opportunities for Information about Teaching Physicians Engaged in Healthcare Fraud Can you imagine being 82 years old, a highly respected physician at university teaching hospital and facing a decade in prison? That is the predicament Dr. Kenneth Rall finds himself in today after pleading guilty felony Medicare fraud.
On November 20, 2017, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals summarily affirmed the invalidity of two patents asserted against J. Crew by Intellectual Ventures without opinion, just two weeks after hearing oral argument from Partner David Swetnam–Burland. In August 2016, Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas granted J.
With the many Halloween parties and events in Chicago every year, it is important to remember how to stay safe while still having fun. Whether you attend the Freaky Deeky Halloween concert, the Halloween party at the Hard Rock Hotel, or anything else in between, make sure to follow the Halloween party safety tips below.
It has been more than a year since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed rules requiring speed-limiters on heavy trucks. The proposed rules would mandate speed governors to keep tractor-trailer rigs from exceeding specified speed limits.
While it is affectionately known as “the most wonderful time of the year,” the holiday season can actually bring on strong depression symptoms for a lot of us. Lawyers are in no way immune to the perils of depression; and in fact, many studies indicate the legal profession is especially susceptible to depression and suicide.
Steven Simmons Recently Pleaded Guilty to One Alleged Count of Conspiracy after Being Charged in an Alleged $81 Million “Hamilton” Ponzi Scheme Steven Simmons, 48, of Wilton, Connecticut, was charged in January in an alleged $81 million “Hamilton” Ponzi scheme and subsequently pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy, according to Court Reports from a Manhattan federal court currently und.