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Although the tax reform bill just passed by the U.S. House of Representatives retains the income tax deduction for individuals who make contributions to charitable organizations (i.e., organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code), it may nonetheless have significant effects on the amount of charitable giving by Americans.
In May of 2016, the then little known International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released millions of records that were in the possession of a Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca. The documents were allegedly leaked in 2015 to the ICIJ and later published. The release of papers sparked dozens of tax evasion and corruption investigations across the country.
There is often confusion over even simple rules of the road. Each day, thousands of people get injured in car accidents, and many of them lose their lives. A major reason behind these accidents is that an average driver does not really understand right of way rules and many fail to follow these rules on the road. Even when there is a collision, not many people understand who was at fault.
Several weeks ago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced new rules governing payday lenders set to go into effect in 2019—that is if Congress doesn’t have its say first. As an aside, my colleagues have previously written on the need for payday loan reform on the state level. A more recent piece speaks to why payday loan reform is good for Alabama, and a pie ...
Many Americans turn to credit repair before resorting to discussing bankruptcy options with an attorney. One such credit repair company in Montgomery has been shut down by the Attorney General’s office for deceptive and illegal practices. Scott’s Credit Repair has been closed by Alabama’s Attorney General’s office.
By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You’ve lost your job and fallen on hard times. Debt collectors have been after you, and are becoming increasingly abusive and harassing. Some debt collectors have even crossed the line into illegal debt collection activities in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Jay Costa Kelter, a Former Investment Advisor and Formerly Known as Ignatius J. Costa, III, Allegedly Defrauded an Elderly Brentwood Woman out of $1.4 Million Jay Costa Kelter, 48, and formerly known as Ignatius J. Costa, III, allegedly defrauded an Elderly Brentwood out of about $1.4 million, according to Court Documents from the U.S.
During a recent meeting at Prince Law Offices, P.C., we were discussing ransomware and the dark web. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently posted a helpful description of the dark web and how it may impact you and your business. You probably have heard about the “dark web” and wondered how it affects businesses – including small businesses.
Gopi Krishna Vungarala Allegedly Induced a Native American Tribe to Invest Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Non-traded Real Estate Investment Trusts and Business Development Companies, without Disclosing that He and His Firm Took Commissions on the Sales Gopi Vungarala, from at least June 2011 through January 2015, and through his firm, PKS, allegedly regularly lied to his customer, known only .
A laceration is a tearing of body tissues, which can result from an external trauma or when there is a fracture and the bone pierces the skin. Blunt trauma in a car accident can cause deep lacerations. A laceration is a tearing of body tissues, which can result from an external trauma or when there is a fracture and the bone pierces the skin.
Treatment for car accident related pain depends largely on the severity and type of injuries. Car accidents can cause injuries ranging from mild to severe, and almost all injuries cause some form of pain. In this article, we will discuss the common types of pain that can occur after a car accident and the various treatment options available.
The biggest shopping weekend of the year is fast approaching! Black Friday will kick things off on November 24th before we move onto Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Many people across the nation will be out shopping for holiday gifts, and the urge to spend is stronger at this time of year than in any other season.
There is ostensibly a big difference between an insurance carrier DENYING coverage and simply asking for additional information, as permitted under the post-loss conditions of a property (first-party) insurance insurance policy, right? Typically, the answer is yes and there is a big difference.
Has a loved one been seriously injured or killed in a Texas motorcycle accident caused by another driver’s failure to yield? When it comes to motorcycle-vs-car accidents, statistics show that a staggering 42% of collisions are caused by drivers of passenger cars making left turns across traffic. Motorcyclists have every right to use our roads just as much as other drivers, and ...
Accidents can oftentimes result in severe and catastrophic injuries to motorcycle operators and their passengers. Motorcycle accidents are typically caused by a motor vehicle driver’s negligence, defective or poor road conditions, and other hazards that routinely present themselves on Pennsylvania roadways, including potholes.
As parents, there is nothing more important than the safety of your child. Having a child injured in a car accident can be an overwhelming experience. If your child was injured in a car accident, you need a skilled and compassionate legal advocate. Our lawyers understand how an injury can impact the life of your child, and can help parents seek compensation from the negligent party.
This post addresses everything you need to know about prostitution laws in Texas. If you have been charged with a prostitution offense, solicitation offense, or promotion offense, learn as much as you can ab ...
The client intake process is often overlooked at law firms. A potential client calls. You speak with them. You return their call. You set up a consultation. They retain your firm and sign a retainer. Simple stuff, right? In practice, the intake process is fraught with pitfalls that plague many law firms from running law firms that are bringing in as many ne ...
Bribery of public officials is endemic. Even the United States isn’t immune. Mention corrupt public officials and most immediately think of Chicago, Detroit, New York or Miami. While all those cities have public corruptions problems, in some countries the problem is much worse. Public corruption hurts everyone.