Usa

  • Texas 18-Wheeler Truck Accident Statistics

    … Administration (NHTSA) and the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), in 2015, there were an estimated 433,000 reported accidents involving large trucks in the USA. Of these accidents, an estimated 116,000 people were injured and 4,067 were killed. One year prior in 2014, there were an estimated 438,000 large trucks involved in police-reported…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 36 readers -
  • Jail for Fla. Lighting Contractor in Kickback Scheme

    … of money. Just $764,000. (Although he claims he has expenses.) That is another troubling argument. If three men rob a bank together should their sentences be determined by how much he one receives? Bustillo Sentenced on January 6th Bustillo’s arguments for leniency ring hollow. Apparently, the court thought so to. Despite a plea for just 12 months…

    Due Diligence- 18 readers -
  • Texas Ranks #1… When It Comes to Bad Drivers

    … the State of Texas is full of bad drivers, at least one DFW county—Collin County—appears to be relatively safe when it comes to car accident fatalities. According to Officer Andrae Smith, traffic investigator for the Plano Police Department, while there are many accidents in Collin County, the majority of them result in property damage only…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 23 readers -
  • The Most Dangerous Times on the Road

    … be hard to plan to see family and friends around Christmas, Hanukkah, and the New Year without driving. However, avoiding driving in winter weather and dense traffic can save your life. If you need to go into Chicago, plan on using public transportation. You can ride Greyhound, Van Galder/Coach USA, and Mega Bus to get into the city. If you already…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 19 readers -
  • Activist Takes on Mislabeled Pharmaceuticals

    … Joel Joseph is an activist. He is the chairman and founder of the Made in the USA Foundation, a non-profit that promotes American made products. Normally he helps American companies compete against cheaper, foreign made goods. In 2014, he found himself the unwitting purchaser of foreign made atorvastatin, the generic equivalent of Lipitor…

    Due Diligence- 15 readers -
  • US Glass News Network

    … the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act. According to King’s attorney, Brian Mahany, Novum “admitted to a complex scheme of substituting structural components manufactured in the People’s Republic of China and elsewhere as ‘Made in the USA’ in government buildings and projects. … Novum’s fraud included habitually repackaging foreign steel…

    Due Diligence- 31 readers -
  • The Real Deal

    …) by Miami International Airport. Instead, Novum used cheaper goods manufactured in China, said Milwaukee attorney Brian Mahany, who represented whistleblower and former Novum employee Brenda King. “We know in Miami they were substituting goods and making a profit on it,” Mahany told The Real Deal. According to King’s lawsuit, filed in August 2012…

    Due Diligence- 31 readers -
  • Trans Pacific Partnership: No More “Made In the USA”?

    … are prohibited. And much of the commentary about the TPP occurred before the long-secret deal was made public, rendering much of it speculative. Country of Origin Labeling May Be History For example, we do know that there is international pushback against “made in the USA” designations on products. Recently, as a result of complaints by Canada…

    Brann & Isaacson- 44 readers -
  • Broker Misconduct Charges Leads UBS to Pay $34Million Fine

    … in Puerto Rico, persuaded investors to use funds from lines of credit with UBS Bank USA to purchase additional shares in UBS closed-end funds profiting at least $2.8 million. UBS will pay the SEC $15 million plus interest, $7.5 million in fines to FINRA and $11 million in restitution to 165 of the UBS customers who suffered losses in closed-end fund…

    Eccleston Law Offices- 11 readers -
  • Naperville Businessman Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Fraud

    … scheduled follow up meetings where he would pitch investment opportunities in Turkish bonds to prospective clients. What the clients did not know was the Turkish bonds did not exist and that their money was being used to pay other investors in a large Ponzi-type scheme. Burns’ scam was part of a larger Ponzi scheme involving two members of USA Retirement…

    Eccleston Law Offices- 16 readers -
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