After much anticipation, the Supreme Court has settled the debate over which is more dangerous – an “ax-wielding” George Clooney or litigious “nannies, housekeepers and caretakers.”
California businessman Steven Zinnel was sentenced to a 17 year prison term last week for defrauding the bankruptcy court in an effort to avoid paying child support and alimony to his ex-wife. The prosecutors on the case believe this to be the longest sentence for bankruptcy fraud ever handed down in the Eastern District of California.
Last week, the CFPB filed an amicus brief, in conjunction with the FTC, in a case involving collection practices related to time-barred debt (debt for which the statute of limitations has expired).
California Public Utilities Commission Declines to Develop New Regulations and Standards for Wireless Carriers and Mobile App Providers
We hope that you remembered to “spring forward” over the weekend —
When representing Idaho personal injury clients, my meetings with them eventually turn to the subject of a fair assessment of the reasonable settlement value of their case. During those discussions the topic of the infamous MacDonald’s hot coffee case comes up. “After all,” the client may ask, “if an old lady can get $3 million for spilling hot coffee on herself, my case should be worth quite a lot of money.”
The cruise lines are at it again. They are proposing a bill, HR 4005, which will prevent “foreign” cruise ship employees from filing suit in the U.S. for compensation for injuries sustained or bad medical care received on cruise ships.
The line between “white collar crime” and “street crime” is often blurred as prosecutors and investigators deploy all of the tools at their disposal against white collar and regulatory offenses. Principal among these tools is the search warrant.
Last week, the Virginia General Assembly joined the state legislatures of Oregon and Vermont by approving legislation designed to protect entities doing business in Virginia from bad faith assertions of patent infringement.
Obtaining information through a subpoena may be easier said than done. Third-party subpoenas to social networking sites are likely to result in an objection on the grounds that the production of private information would violate the Stored Wire and Electronic Communications Privacy Act (SCA).
So let’s say you work for a hedge fund or some other financial institution that engages in proprietary trading , and you’re inclined to do some insider trading on your employer’s behalf. You make your trades, but you’re a company man and the profits go to the fund, not your own pocket.