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Nicole Kardell

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My, What Long Arms You Have, Uncle

Here’s a visual: Uncle Sam extending his arms around the world, reaching out for his citizens, wherever they may be. He may resemble a candy-striped Gumby, with disproportionately long rubbery arms spanning the globe. The...more

4/4/2014 - FATCA IRS Long Arm Statute Tax Evasion

Report from Energized iGaming Conference

The iGNA March 2014 conference in Las Vegas started off with a bang. The conference boasted roughly double the attendance of last year’s conference. People were drawn to the vibrant and comprehensive panels....more

3/25/2014 - Gambling Gaming IGaming

As the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act Takes Hold, U.S. Sees Expatriates at All-Time High

Are you living the American dream … abroad? If so, you may be considering joining forces with Superman and changing your nationality. You face some unique burdens if you earn a cent while soaking up the sun in Saint Tropezor...more

3/12/2014 - Expatriates FATCA Income Taxes Tax Evasion Tax Liability

Investigating For-Profit Edu: Are Government Agents Going To Start Tripping Over Each Other?

Things look a bit bleak for the for-profit education industry: it seems like every other day a new federal or state agency is launching an investigation or proposing new regulations. The latest news is that a coalition of 32...more

1/22/2014 - Colleges Investigations Universities

After Being Unfairly Characterized by Regulators, For-Profit Institutions Slowly Rebranding Image

For-profit education needs rebranding. With the recent appointment of Michael Dakduk as key advisor to the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, the sector has made a step in the right direction. The...more

11/11/2013 - Colleges FTC Private Schools

FTC Takes Tough Action Against ‘Scareware’ Tactics

A great way to make money is to develop a product or service that responds to a consumer want or demand, and then to stay ahead of prospective competitors by offering better pricing or quality. A not-so-great way to make...more

10/14/2013 - FTC Marketing Penalties Scams Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

Colorado Defense Attorney Charged With Felony – Why?

A recent indictment in a state court in La Plata County, Colorado, has ruffled feathers in the defense bar. The accused was one of our own, criminal defense attorney Brian Schowalter. The charge was based on Schowalter’s...more

9/19/2013 - Criminal Prosecution Evidence Felonies Fifth Amendment Legal Ethics

FTC Looking Closely at Impact on Consumers of ‘Big Data’

Manufacturers and marketers know that the more consumer data they have, the more they can tailor and direct their advertising, their products, and their product placement. This helps them to maximize sales and minimize costs....more

8/6/2013 - Advertising Big Data Data Collection FCRA FTC Internet Product Placement

FTC Signals Interest in Enforcement of Deceptive Advertising Laws Against Payment Processors

Ignorance of the law is no excuse; nor is (willful) ignorance of a business partner’s illegal activities. That’s a lesson to be learned from a recent amended complaint filed by the FTC which named a payment processor...more

6/25/2013 - Advertising Credit Cards Debt Settlement Services FTC Interest Rates Payment Processors Scams Telemarketing Telemarketing Sales Rule

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