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Countries with the Highest Rates of Bribery of Government Officials Have Info on Foreign Bribery? Uncle Sam Is Interested and Pays Huge Rewards for Information Congress passed the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in 1977. That law prohibits the payment of bribes to foreign officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business. The FCPA applies to prohibited conduct anywhere in the world and extends to publicly traded companies and their officers, directors, employees, stockholders, and…
How to Stop Nuisance Calls in Texas How to Stop Those Annoying Telemarketers and Get an Award of Monetary Damages Too (Texas Robocall Lawyer Post) Americans received 58.9 billion robocalls  last year. And that total is up 22% from the year before!  President Trump signed into law the TRACED  Act in late December 2019 that gives greater enforcement power to the FCC but thus far, we haven’t seen a big decrease in illegal telemarketing calls.…
How to Stop Unwanted Insurance Company Calls and Text Messages The insurance world is quickly becoming online. While most towns still have a local State Farm agent, you are more likely to see dozens of insurance apps and Internet advertisements. Many of these sites and apps advertise they can find you the best price on a wide variety of insurance products including life, car and home insurance policies. According to J.D. Power, about 75% of…
Dr. Javaid Perwaiz Faces 465 Years in Prison after Jury Convicts Him in Case Involving Medically Unnecessary Hysterectomies (Booking Photo) We get a chill up our spine when people say Medicare fraud is a victimless crime. It’s not just taxpayers that get ripped off. Very often patients are harmed by the very doctors they trust with their care. In this post we examine a 70 year old obstetrician-gynecologist now facing 465 years in prison after…
Lawyers Get $3M From $9.5M Settlement Over Unwelcome Sales Calls by Charles Toutant | New Jersey Law Journal (79K) The risk of establishing liability and damages favors settlement because of the defendant’s argument that it did not use an automated telephone dialing system, the court said, noting that the U.S. Supreme Court is slated to consider this term what constitutes such a system, resolving a split among the circuits. Lawyers for the class were awarded…
Hurt While Driving for Uber? Hurt While a Passenger? This Story Will Shock You Pedro Fontes is a long time driver for Uber. His life changed forever on July 6, 2017 when he was shot in the head while driving for Uber. Three years later and Uber still refuses to pay him for his injuries. Pedro began his evening on July 5th like any other night. A Wednesday night, Pedro was driving for Uber in…
(Photo of Ft. Knox) What is the lure of gold? For thousands of years people have used gold and silver as a measure of wealth. It’s durable and is frequently held as a hedge against inflation. Americans love gold and unfortunately, scammers love it too. Two precious metal dealers have been charged by the CFTC and thirty states with defrauding elderly investors out of $185 million by getting them to invest in overpriced gold and…
Industries for the Blind Settles Chinese Import Fraud Suit by Daniel Seiden | Bloomberg Law Industries for the Blind Inc. will pay $1.9 million to settle a whistleblower’s claims that it violated the False Claims Act by providing the federal government with goods from China and Taiwan despite promising to provide goods produced by disadvantaged workers in the United States, according to a Tuesday news release. IBI allegedly engaged in a scheme to purchase cheaper…
Nonprofit agrees to pay $1.9M fine after whistleblower suit over products it claimed were made by visually impaired Americans by Bruce Vielmetti | Journal SentinelSeptember 29 2020 (107K) A West Allis nonprofit that operates nationwide has agreed to pay $1.9 million to the federal government after a whistleblower exposed it for repackaging Chinese products and claiming they had been made by visually impaired Americans. Such claims helped Industries for the Blind and Visually Impaired…
JP Morgan Securities – Big Doesn’t Mean Better JP Morgan Securities – Bigger Doesn’t Mean Better JPMorgan Chase is the largest bank in the United States and the 7th largest in the world. With assets of $2.86 trillion, it certainly is big. It also claims to be one of the oldest financial institutions in the country. But that doesn’t mean its brokerage arm is without problems. We first wrote about problems in its brokerage business…