Michigan /ˈmɪʃɨɡən/ is a state in the Great Lakes region of the Midwestern United States. The name Michigan is the French form of the Ojibwa word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake". Michigan is the 9th most populous of the 50 United States, with the 11th most extensive total area (the largest state by total area east of the Mississippi River). Its capital is Lansing, and the largest city is Detroit.Michigan is the only state to consist of two peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula, to which the name Michigan was originally applied, is often noted to be shaped like a mitten. The Upper Peninsula (often referred to as "the U.P.
Posts about Michigan
  • Guaranty Bank – FDIC Closure and Whistleblower Post

    … by mail and electronic funds transfers. The real victims of the FDIC closure of Guaranty Bank (called Best Bank in Georgia and Michigan) are the bank’s hundreds of dedicated employees. At 4:00 pm today, most were thinking about the weekend, now hundreds are suddenly scrambling for jobs. Why did Guaranty go under? The easy answer is to simply blame…

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  • Stealing from the Dead – Accounting Malpractice Post

    … Plante Moran is one the largest accounting firms in the U.S. Ranking at number 14, the firm is widely known throughout the Midwest. Its headquarters is in Southfield, Michigan. When you employ over 2000 people, someone is bound to make a mistake. In an accounting malpractice case called “modern day grave robbery”, Plante Moran was sued…

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  • USFS Settles Crisis Era False Claims Act Mortgage Fraud Case

    … settled long ago but there are still a few stragglers. This week the Justice Department announced a $48 million settlement with United Shore Financial Services (USFS). The government claims the Michigan based lender wrote bad loans that were insured by taxpayers. USFS is a direct endorsement lender. That means it can write loans…

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  • Federal Appeals Court Win for Whistleblowers

    …. (In the latter example, most residential mortgages are backed by the FHA, VA, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac meaning tax dollars.) To encourage whistleblowers to file suits and help stop greed and fraud, the law allows whistleblowers to receive a cash award of up to 30% of what the government collects. Million dollar awards are common. In addition…

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  • Dr Death Declares His Innocence… from Prison! (Farid Fata MD)

    … terrifying. In handing down the 45 year sentence, U.S. District Court Judge Paul Borman said, “[T]his is horrific. It’s unprecedented, I think, in terms of the amount of unnecessary medical treatments required of the patients, ordered by the Defendant to maximize dollars without consideration of the human beings that he was abusing, his trust…

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  • Supreme Court Denies Cert in Gillette

    … On Tuesday, October 11, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the petition for a writ of certiorari to the California Supreme Court filed by The Gillette Company and three other corporations, seeking review of the California high court’s decision in Gillette v. Franchise Tax Board. 363 P.3d 94 (Cal. 2015). The issue presented by the petition…

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  • Fatal Motorcycle Accidents Increased in 2015

    … in motorcyclist fatalities; however, a total of 32 states (including Texas) leave the decision up to the riders. In 2012, Michigan repealed its helmet law (for the second time). Immediately after the law was repealed, doctors in emergency rooms noticed a sudden increase in serious head injuries from motorcycle crashes. The increase led to a three-year study…

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  • Mulholland Twins Sentenced 10 to 20 Years in Prison for Ponzi Scheme

    … Mulholland Twins Sentenced 10 to 20 Years in Prison for Ponzi Scheme Posted on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 1:15 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: A Michigan judge has sentenced twins James Mulholland of St. Petersburg, Florida and Thomas Mulholland of Midland, Michigan to10 to 20 years in prison and ordered them to pay…

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  • Whistleblower Awards Available for Pill Mills

    … What do Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama have in common? A huge percentage of narcotic painkiller prescriptions per capita. If you live in Georgia, Maine, Pennsylvania or Rhode Island don’t celebrate just yet, you have significant…

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  • Social Security Administration: Alabama by the Numbers

    …, which translates into roughly $293,500,000 annually. Also noted in the report is that Alabama’s labor force participation rate is the third lowest in the country at 57.1% and its May unemployment rate is tied for the 6th highest at 6.1%. Rounding out the top ten are: West Virginia – 8.9% Alabama – 8.5% Arkansas – 8.4% Kentucky – 8.2…

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  • Medicaid Fraud CEO Spends $510,000 Taxpayer Money on Psychic

    …. Not suprising since he is still in prison. Medicaid Fraud and the Need for Whistleblowers Medicaid fraud is not a victimless crime. Because Medicaid is paid with tax dollars, any fraud loss becomes the responsibility of taxpayers. Hard working men and women like you. Not only are taxpayers out over one half a million dollars paid to the psychic, press reports…

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  • What Is SEO and How Does It Affect Your Law Firm?

    … because Time is a respectable news source with a track record of quality journalism. You also know that the Flint, Michigan water crisis has been widely covered by nearly all major news outlets for weeks. Determining which magazine is more legitimate is easy for most people. A lifetime of experience and knowledge allows people to decipher…

    Stacey E Burke Blog- 14 readers -
  • RT News

    … can include overtime pay. The company argues that it merely operates a software platform that connects drivers and passengers and doesn’t control hours or schedules like an employer would. The legal consequences of losing the nationwide lawsuit could include a negative effect on other apps such as GrubHub, Lyft and Instacart, according to Michigan…

    Due Diligence- 25 readers -
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