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

    … on for years. Whistleblower Awards for Bank Fraud or Misconduct In 1989, Congress passed the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act – FIRREA for short. When originally passed, Congress hoped the law would be used to prosecute small town bankers who frequently used the bank as their own personal piggy bank. Bad loans were rampant…

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  • Stealing from the Dead – Accounting Malpractice Post

    … the cemeteries to Smart. Michigan’s Cemetery Commissioner approved the transfer. Clayton Smart acquired 28 cemeteries and $68 million in trust funds and didn’t spend a dime of his own money. Instead, he used the money that had been paid by families to insure the care of their departed loved ones. Looting the Account Smart may have acquired ownership…

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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

    … retaliation claims. Recently the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decided a case involving these counsel fees. For those not familiar, the 6th Circuit is the top federal appeals court covering Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. Those of us who primarily represent whistleblowers don’t always consider it the friendliest court but an opinion this month…

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

    … was brought to justice after two different whistleblowers came forward and reported his conduct. One went to the Michigan medical board authorities and the other to the FBI. As a result of those reports, Fata was locked up, he can’t practice medicine and the feds seized $11 million of his assets. (Fata was reportedly trying to build pr purchase his…

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  • Supreme Court Denies Cert in Gillette

    … appeal of the Oregon Department of Revenue’s decision to deny its refund, finding that Health-Net could not use the equal-factor apportionment formula because Oregon validly unilaterally withdrew from the MTC and removed the equal-factor apportionment option. Sherwin-Williams has filed a complaint in Denver County, Colorado District Court, appealing…

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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

    … earmarked for mental health services on a psychic. Erv Brinker once ran Summit Pointe, a Michigan mental health agency. In July of last year he was charged by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office with two counts of Medicaid fraud conspiracy and one count of embezzlement by a public official. Prosecutors claim that Brinker stole Medicaid money…

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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…

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  • 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…

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