Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico (/ˌpɔrtə ˈriːkoʊ/ or /ˌpwɛərtə ˈriːkoʊ/, Spanish pronunciation: [pueɾto ˈrico]), officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico), is an unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the northeastern Caribbean east of the Dominican Republic and west of both the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.Puerto Rico (Spanish for "rich port") is an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands, the largest of which are Vieques, Culebra, and Mona.
Posts about Puerto Rico
  • A Hypocritical Patriot, HyPOTUS

    … that he can wring out of his false words. He talks about honoring the military and those fighting men and women that wear the various branches of the military’s uniform. At the same time, he talks about Puerto Rico as if it was a foreign land and that its citizens are second-class citizens. It is their fault that a hurricane devastated the island…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 9 readers -
  • How a Disaster Can Affect Unemployment

    … During the second half of 2017, numerous devastating disasters have wracked many parts of the United States. From the hurricane-related destruction in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgins Islands to the wildfires in Oregon and northern California, countless people have had their lives and homes ruined. Even if you do not lose your…

    www.kcarplaw.com- 9 readers -
  • Kaiser Health News

    … were to pay doctors higher rates for some types of care for patients enrolled in Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program. The enhanced payments program ended in 2014. Figueroa qualified for enhanced payments for services provided in 2013 and 2014, according to his attorney Mahany. The health plan paid Figueroa part of what was owed him but still…

    Due Diligence- 26 readers -
  • MahanyLaw Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Molina Healthcare

    … the neediest and poorest populations. The law gave a two year pay bump for these public service minded doctors. Instead of paying them at the very low Medicaid rates (called Medi-Cal in California), the law allows doctors to be paid at the higher Medicare rates. Congress did this to insure doctors would continue to serve low income patients. Hispanic Lives…

    Due Diligence- 28 readers -
  • Ponzi Scheme Operator Charged with Fraud

    …, was arrested and charged with securities fraud and bank fraud . From 2007 through 2012, Mr. Maldonado along with the help of others defrauded over a hundred individuals on behalf of BPRIC. Mr. Maldonado raised over $5 million from investors by soliciting individuals throughout Puerto Rico and the lower 48 states. According to the Department of Justice…

    Eccleston Law Offices- 13 readers -
  • NY State First to Enact Tough Bank Cybersecurity Rules

    … NY State First to Enact Tough Bank Cybersecurity Rules September 15, 2016 by Brian Mahany Currently 47 states, the District of Columbia, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have cybersecurity laws. Most of these laws require companies to notify customers of cybersecurity breaches. These are considered notice laws. If a company like Target suffers…

    Due Diligence- 13 readers -
  • Indiana Series LLCs, Part VII

    … I.R.B., that can be relied on even though it has yet to be finalized. At the time the IRS issued its proposed rule, series LLC statutes had been enacted in eight states plus Puerto Rico. In analyzing the statutes, the IRS concluded that under all the statutes series have some, but not all, of the attributes of a separate entity and noted…

    Michael Smith/ Indiana Business Law Blog- 50 readers -
  • Can A Government Employee Receive a Whistleblower Award?

    … exception is the First Circuit which covers Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Puerto Rico.) At issue is the language of the False Claims Act itself. The law says that a “private person” may bring a whistleblower lawsuit. Shell and the government argued that Congress’ use of the term “private person” makes it clear that government…

    Due Diligence- 11 readers -
  • Startling New Medicaid Fraud Report – Medical Transportation

    … Medicare’s Inspector General released a startling report claiming that New Jersey did a horrible job of overseeing its Medicaid nonemergency medical transportation program. As a result, the feds believe that 2,538,674 claims worth $65 million dollars did not comply with program requirements. Multiply that by 49 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin…

    Due Diligence- 19 readers -
  • Rare Bipartisanship Could Lead to Financial Relief for Puerto Rico

    … Rare Bipartisanship Could Lead to Financial Relief for Puerto Rico Posted on Jun 14, 2016 By Kathryn Davis June 14, 2016 by Kathryn Davis I previously discussed Puerto Rico’s current debt crisis and the possible solutions to it. As an update, last week the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 5278, otherwise known as the Puerto…

    Kathryn Davis/ Bond and Botes- 26 readers -
  • Aeropostale Files for Bankruptcy

    … quarter of this year alone. Aeropostale has about 14,500 employees in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Aeropostale reported that it has secured $160 million in financing in order to keep its doors open and pay its employees while it navigates through the bankruptcy. Ongoing Legal Dispute In addition to falling sales, Aeropostale has had…

    Kathryn Davis/ Bond and Botes- 39 readers -
  • Indiana’s New Series LLC Statute

    … of the bill, pointing out the good and the bad, before too long. In the meantime, here’s a letter I wrote in support of the bill. February 16, 2016 VIA email Senator.Zakas@iga.in.gov The Honorable Joseph Zakas Indiana State Senate 200 W. Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 HB 1336 – Series Limited Liability Companies Dear Senator Zakas: I respectfully…

    Michael Smith/ Indiana Business Law Blog- 82 readers -
  • Puerto Rico and Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

    … Puerto Rico and Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Posted on Feb 09, 2016 By Kathryn Davis February 9, 2016 by Kathryn Davis I have previously discussed the basics of a Chapter 9 bankruptcy as well as two Chapter 9 bankruptcies that occurred in Alabama. In this post, I’ll examine a current event that involves a discussion of Chapter 9- Puerto Rico’s…

    Kathryn Davis/ Bond and Botes- 41 readers -
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