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On May 7, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced mail and wire fraud charges against a debt settlement firm, its owner, and three of its employees. ...more
At a press conference yesterday in New York City, Director Cordray announced that the CFPB had made a criminal referral to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York arising out of the CFPB’s...more
I had the following email exchange earlier this year with a concerned client:
Client (in late January 2013): "Hi Steve, I was wondering if you knew of any cases where employees were prosecuted for not following...more
By Wassem M. Amin, Esq.
On April 3, 2013, USCIS and the SEC held a joint conference call to discuss what aspects of federal securities law are implicated by EB-5 Investments, as it relates to both the issuer and the...more
On March 20, 2013, Michael Bresnick, Executive Director of DOJ’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force gave a speech at the Exchequer Club of Washington, DC highlighting recent accomplishments of the Task Force and outlining...more
Over the last few weeks, two big stories have made headlines in the food industry. Beginning in early February, news media across Europe began reporting that food products tested in several European countries contained...more
A draft of the online poker bill that Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) plan to introduce was released this week. The bill, known as the “Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and...more
If you’re among the Michiganders who rejoiced at the news that The Great Lakes State legalized most consumer fireworks this year, you might want to temper your enthusiasm while in the Detroit suburb of Warren. Mayor James...more
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Last week McDonald’s Corp. and Walgreen Co. notified customers that their personal information had been compromised by hackers. The hackers appear to have targeted an email provider subcontracted to a marketing firm used by...more
In a decision published October 26, 2009, a unanimous panel of the Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, affirmed the trial court’s order denying class certification in a case handled by Barger & Wolen, Kaldenbach v....more
The topic of extortion/blackmail is wavering one. The term is often used metaphorically to refer to usury or to price-gouging, as the term is often used loosely to refer to everyday situations where one person feels indebted...more
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. FORGED MAKER CHECKS...1
A. General Rule...1
B. Payor Bank Defenses...2
C. Depositary Bank Defenses...13
2. FORGED PAYEE CHECKS...14
A. General Rule...14
B. Depositary Bank Defenses...17
A landmark new law—the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA or the “Act”)—has been in effect for only four months, but is already having a dramatic impact on a wide swath of American industry; namely, all...more
While the global economy continues to fall, incidences of corporate fraud are on the rise. The current economic instability, coupled with weakened internal controls found in many organizations, both large and small, has...more
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