Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. As permitted by the U.S. Constitution, the District is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and is therefore not a part of any U.S. state.The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the preexisting settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria.
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    • Determining Oregon Spousal Support

      Spousal support is one of the few gray areas of Oregon divorce law. By that I mean that it is largely up to a judge’s opinion about what is “fair and equitable” under your circumstances. Because there is a lack of clear guidelines, people often end up fighting more over this because both sides are willing to roll the dice and hope the judge’s opinion matches their own.

      Brasier Law- 10 readers -
  • Not the New Normal

    … draining the government of these professionals has left a void in manpower and experience. To Donald Trump, Washington was a swamp. Only by draining it and then restocking it with his own brand of amphibians and reptiles could the swamp be cleansed. However, what he views as a cleaning is simply replacing alligators with crocodiles, frogs with toads…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 11 readers -
  • The Equifax Data Breach

    …, a number of questions must be answered: Who is affected? What data was exposed? Why did the breach happen? Has the hacked information already been used? How will victims be protected now and in the future? Undoubtedly, Washington will get involved and perhaps force credit reporting agencies like Equifax to tighten up their cyber…

    The Law Offices of Robert J Nahoum- 16 readers -
  • George Isaacson Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee

    … On July 25, 2017, Senior Partner George Isaacson gave testimony to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law of the House Judiciary Committee in Washington, DC. His subject was state regulatory overreach and its negative impact on American business and consumers. In his testimony, available here, Isaacson addressed…

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 9 readers -
  • How Will Traveling for Work Effect Custody

    … is an experienced Portland family law attorney focused on creating solutions to best fit your divorce, custody, and protective order case needs. Tom works in the greater Portland, Oregon area including, Clackamas, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, and the Vancouver, Washington area. He can be reached at 1 (503) 855-4777 or by using the contact page below. …

    Brasier Law- 16 readers -
  • Whistleblower Suit Against Quicken Loans Proceeds

    … appraisers and underwriters to fudge numbers simply to close loans. They say he has defrauded taxpayers of millions of dollars. In April of 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice sued Quicken Loans under the False Claims Act, a Civil War anti-fraud statute. The government wants Quicken to pay tens of millions in fines and penalties. According…

    Due Diligence- 19 readers -
  • 21% of Lawyers Engage in Bill Padding! (Legal Malpractice Post)

    … firms also don’t like the bad publicity. We recently reviewed legal bills for a New England aviation company. One partner at the law firm had billed for a meeting in Washington DC that never took place. It turns out, the lawyer wanted to take his girlfriend on a trip. He apparently hoped the tab for his DC tryst would be paid by his unsuspecting…

    Due Diligence- 12 readers -
  • RIA Found Guilty of Misappropriating Funds from Mike Tyson

    … RIA Found Guilty of Misappropriating Funds from Mike Tyson Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 12:13 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: Brian Ourand, a former registered investment adviser in Washington, D.C. was found guilty by the SEC for misappropriating funds from his clients, which included many professional…

    Eccleston Law Offices- 9 readers -
  • MahanyLaw Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Molina Healthcare

    …. The company operates in 14 other states including NY, Texas, Ohio, South Carolina, Florida, Illinois, Puerto Rico, Washington, Missouri and New Mexico. Mahany says the firm is actively investigating Molina’s business practices in those states and urge physicians who feel they were underpaid to contact him. Nurses, billing clerks and others with knowledge…

    Due Diligence- 28 readers -
  • USFS Settles Crisis Era False Claims Act Mortgage Fraud Case

    … Settlement with United Shore Financial Services The case against United Shore was prosecuted by the Department of Justice and the Inspector General of HUD. The Office of the Inspector General is the law enforcement arm of HUD. Prosecutors in Washington DC, Madison, Wisconsin and Detroit participated in the case. In announcing the settlement, a Justice…

    Due Diligence- 19 readers -
  • Dividing Assets in an Oregon Divorce: Part 1

    … retirement. Tom Brasier is an experienced family law attorney focused on divorce, custody, and restraining orders in the greater Portland, Oregon and Clark County areas. Tom is licensed in Oregon and Washington and he can be reached at Brasier Law by calling 1 (503) 855-4777 or by using the contact form below.…

    Brasier Law- 19 readers -
  • Top 5 Most Asked Questions About Oregon Custody

    … on providing quality divorce, custody, and restraining order services to the greater Portland, Oregon areas including Clackamas, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, and Clark County. Brasier Law is a Portland family law firm providing services in the Oregon and Washington. You can call Brasier Law at 1 (503) 855-4777 or by using the contact form below.…

    Brasier Law- 30 readers -
  • Parenting Plans While a Baby is Breastfeeding

    … Parenting Plans While a Baby is Breastfeeding December 8, 2016 by BrasierLaw When parents decide they need to get a divorce during the very first few months of a child’s life there can be some unique questions that come up. The two biggest of these questions are what happens when the infant is breastfeeding and how is this handled…

    Brasier Law- 25 readers -
  • Accounting Today

    … environmental groups joined to defeat Washington state’s carbon tax initiative, which would have been the first such tax in the U.S. and which has been an apparent success at reducing emissions in British Columbia. The season approaches Solutions for CPA Firm Leaders: Maybe your last partners’ retreat sent you back to the office on cloud nine…

    Due Diligence- 32 readers -
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