Criminally Fabulicious: Hidden Assets in the Giudice Bankruptcy Fraud Case

Criminally Fabulicious: Hidden Assets in the Giudice Bankruptcy Fraud Case

Teresa and Joe Giudice, stars of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey, are leading a double life these days, running back and forth between arraignments and media appearances.  Last week, the couple pleaded not guilty to 39 counts of bankruptcy fraud, mail and wire fraud, and tax fraud.  The Giudices allegedly inflated their income when applying for loans, then underreported their income to the bankruptcy court

Precedent Setter? California Ballot Initiative Aims to Make Consumers’ Data Private by Default – Jake Romero

By | LXBN | August 19, 2013
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There are ballot initiatives for about everything. They’re not laws, and they’re a long way from being laws. But one coming out of California is interesting nonetheless: it would make consumer’s personally identifiable information confidential by default. Companies, websites and whoever else would have to receive express permission to collect it—and if they didn’t, but collecting the data anyway, doing so would be deemed harmful by default. Joining me to explain the initiative and its potential impact is Mintz Levin attorney Jake Romero, author on their Privacy & Security Matters blog.