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Attorney Charged With Failure To Report Child Sex Abuse. Other Violations

The Indiana Lawyer has a story about pending bar charges that allege an attorney committed serious ethical violations in representing a school that had been apprised of allegations of sexual misconduct against a basketball coach. In late November 2015, the… … Continue reading

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AXA to Pay $600,000 for Violations

AXA Advisors LLC Fined for Reportedly Misrepresenting Junk Bonds According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the broker-dealer unit of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co. agreed to pay a $600,000 fine and repay $172,000 to 401(k) retirement plan participants … Continue reading

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HHS Reconsiders Penalty Structure for HIPAA Violations, Imposes Annual Limits based on “Level of Culpability”

On Friday, April 26, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) filed a Notice of Enforcement Decision (the “Notice of Enforcement”), confirming the agency’s reconsideration of its prior interpretation of the Health Information Technology for Economic and … Continue reading

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Marijuana Violations May Result in Good Moral Character Bar for Naturalization

USCIS has issued new policy guidance clarifying good moral character requirements for naturalization. Naturalization applicants should be aware that a violation of a federal controlled substance law, including for marijuana, remains a conditional bar to establishing good moral character for … Continue reading

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Foreign Bank Accounts: Penalties for Tax Reporting Violations

U.S. taxpayers with foreign bank accounts must be aware of IRS reporting requirements for these “offshore” accounts. For offshore bank accounts or other foreign financial accounts, the taxpayer will likely need to file a Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR). Please … Continue reading

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