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The Supreme Court Rightly Cited the Black Codes in Ruling Against Excessive Fines, Fees, and Forfeitures

The justices held that the Eighth Amendment protects people from state and local authorities’ abusive reliance on monetary penalties to raise money. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a rare unanimous ruling in Timbs v. Indiana, holding for the … Continue reading

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"Consumer Watchdog" case cited in Momenta case on standing

Momenta argues that since the purpose of the AmericaInvents Act is to provide an alternative to district court litigation, appeal should be available from the PTAB as itwould be available from a district court decision. Momentastates that the estoppel provision … Continue reading

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Social Media Cited as a Rising Factor Behind Many Divorces

While it may seem farfetched to say that social media is the direct cause of broken relationships, according to a 2013 study published in the published in the Journal of Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, individuals who spend more time … Continue reading

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Ir-Rationale FINRA Merrill Lynch EFL Arbitration Decision Cited by Tax Court

In my private law practice, I frequently receive telephone calls from registered representatives who have an Employee Forgivable Loan (also known as a "Promissory Note" or  "EFL") and are contemplating quitting or anticipate being fired from the employer broker-dealer. Inevitably, our … Continue reading

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Most cited OSHA safety violations in 2018

Failure to provide fall protection to workers  continues to be the most frequent violation found by OSHA inspectors while visiting construction sites or any other work site of other industries. From October 1st 20017 to September 20 2018, OSHA issued 7,270 … Continue reading

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