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Why Texas Insurers Need To Report Fraudulent Hail Claims

In Amarillo, Texas, with clipboard, camera and marking chalk in hand, a seasoned insurance company adjuster climbs his ladder onto the roof of an apartment building. He’s looking for hail damage following a recent hailstorm...more

PART TWO: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS”) – aka Drones Legal Issues: Where Are We Headed?

There have been almost daily news stories about the advent of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (“UAVs”), also referred to as “drones,” and how commercial usage is expected to explode over the next several years. There have been...more

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and Commercial Real Property Lenders—What is the Dope?

Numerous articles have been published about medical marijuana dispensaries. In fact, I read in an article last week that a bipartisan coalition of members of the House of Representatives recently voted to restrict the Drug...more

Tenant’s Use – Illegal or Not?

Impact on lease provisions of state laws allowing marijuana cultivation and distribution. The State of California was a pioneer in legalizing the use, distribution, and cultivation of marijuana in varying forms. In...more

DEA Raids and Other Tools for Illegal Dispensary Eradication

California cities that have chosen to ban or limit marijuana dispensaries seem to have found some common tools for ousting those dispensaries continuing to operate illegally. The first city actions seeking to force the...more

Increased supervision of BVI Real Estate Agents by the FIA

The BVI Financial Investigation Agency (FIA) is presently reviewing the compliance arrangements of real estate agents throughout the jurisdiction to ensure they meet the requirements of the British Virgin Islands’ (BVI)...more

Ordinance Authorizing Warrantless Inspections of Hotel Records is Unconstitutional

Motel owners challenged a Los Angeles Municipal Code provision requiring hotel guest records to be made available to any Los Angeles Police Department officer for inspection. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth...more

Virginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law October 31, 2013

The Virginia Supreme Court issued new opinions this morning, some of which affect local government law. Here they are (summaries taken from the Virginia Supreme Court website, click on the Record Number to read opinion)...more

Robert T. Koger of Molinaro Koger is arrested and put behind bars. A shocking course of continuing fraudulent conduct is unveiled

Hotel Lawyer with the latest on the arrest and jailing of Rob Koger, formerly of Molinaro Koger. There are some significant new developments in the saga of Robert T. ("Rob") Koger and the high profile civil and criminal cases...more

Multiple Dangers of Meth Labs in Hotels

A quick Internet search sheds a bright light on the dangers to hotels if guest rooms are used for methamphetamine, or "meth," production. There are dangers related to contamination and its impact on other guests, as well as...more

How Much Due Diligence Is Enough?

Do you really know who you are doing business with in your supply chain? How much due diligence is enough? Should you update your due diligence on a regular basis? How about on a continuous basis? What ethical considerations...more

The Cultural Heritage Act, or How to Turn Something Old Into Something New!

Warning! Proceed with care: owners of heritage immovables are now subject to much more stringent rules including with respect to the preservation of the heritage value of their immovables. In the Fall of 2012, a new act was...more

Proposed Update To Arlington County’s Noise Control Ordinance

The Arlington County Board is planning to hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed changes to the Noise Control Ordinance. According to the Arlington County website, the meeting is expected to take place sometime in the...more

The Top Five Crimes To Avoid Committing In Sandy’s Aftermath

The Monitor does not need a degree in meteorology to know that Storm Sandy (calling Sandy a Hurricane has certain adverse insurance coverage consequences) caused massive destruction in the Garden State, particularly along the...more

An altered deed will not go unpunished in Maryland!

You may go to jail if you alter a deed, even if you have a good faith belief that the changes are correct. The poor fellow in this case believed he owned the entire fee interest in his business property. The State of...more

Useless Attorneys’ Fees – The Importance of Understanding Florida’s Rules of Civil Procedure

On September 19, 2012, the Third District Court of Appeals decided that a first party plaintiff could not prosecute a claim against a third party defendant in Brady v. P3 Group (LLC) and Hypower, Inc....more

CALIFORNIA HOMEOWNERS BILL OF RIGHTS: CALIFORNIA SENATE BILL No. 1474 RE: CONVENING GRAND JURY FOR MORTGAGE FRAUD

CALIFORNIA SENATE BILL No. 1474 CHAPTER 568 An act to amend Sections 781 and 923 of the Penal Code, relating to grand jury proceedings. Approved by Governor September 25, 2012. Filed Secretary of State September 25,...more

Pool Drowning and Water Safety

Drowning is one of the leading causes of injury and death to Canadian children. An estimated 54 children, age 14 and under, drown each year in Canada. Another 140 are hospitalized for near drowning, many suffering from brain...more

June 11, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

June 7, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

June 6, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

June 5, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E394

Greetings Kenneth Vercammen, 1. Roadside Field Sobriety Tests Require Articulable Suspension. State v. Bernokeits 423 NJ Super. 365 (App. Div. 2011) The court holds that standard, roadside field sobriety testing...more

March 30, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

Doing asbestos we can

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 come into force in one month. What are the changes?...more

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