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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2019 – The Wolper Law Firm is currently investigating potential claims against various brokerage firms that received a total of $100 million in commissions by recommending their clients invest in private placement securities issued by GPB Capital Holdings. GPB Capital Holdings, LLC is a New York based alternative asset management firm that started in 2013. Initially, the company accepted investments from 4,000 investors, receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in capital. In addition, GPB Capital Holdings encouraged brokerage houses to recommend its products by offering lucrative commissions, up to nearly 8 percent […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 14, 2019 – Wolper Law Firm, P.A. announces that it is investigating brokerage firm Buckman, Buckman & Reid regarding its investment sales practices with retail customers. Buckman, Buckman & Reid is a brokerage firm founded in 1988 by H. John Buckman and John Reid. It is based in New Jersey but has branch offices nationwide. Since becoming a registered broker-dealer and member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), Buckman, Buckman & Reid has had sixteen (16) regulatory disclosures reported on its permanent record maintained by the Central Registration Depository (“CRD”). Among the […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 17, 2019 – In a spirited discussion on MSNBC’s Velshi & Ruhle program on May 15, 2019, Tom Ajamie discussed how President Trump’s tweets drive the financial markets and the potential legal jeopardy for Trump and people in his inner circle. “Look, he can move markets,” said Ajamie. “He is the most powerful man in the world, and everyone listens to how he speaks,” he said. Tom went on to say that the president does have some immunity, but also questioned the extent to which family members and business associates may be implicated for […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2019 – A margin loan refers to money that an investor borrows from a brokerage firm. The margin loan is collateralized by the assets held in the customer’s investment account (i.e., securities). Customers are generally free to use the margin loan to buy additional securities or to withdraw the funds from the account to meet personal expenses. Brokerage firms will issue a margin call if the value of the collateral assets supporting the margin loan falls below the maintenance requirement. Put another way, if the collateral declines, the brokerage firm expects that […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 6, 2019 – A Federal lawsuit was recently filed against Morrison & Foerster by one of its clients that alleged the firm engaged in “egregious” overbilling, among other things. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are Firestar Diamond International and its owner, jewelry designer Nirav Modi, Synergies Corporation, AVD Trading and Firestar Group LLC. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas and alleges breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, fraud, breach of contract and theft. The lawsuit alleges that Morrison & Foerster was initially hired to sell […]


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La Jolla, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 1, 2019 – Thermal Pipe Shields, an innovator in the pipe insulation industry, recently filed an antitrust lawsuit against the dominant supplier, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK) company Johns Manville Corporation. Before Thermal Pipe Shields entered the market, Johns Manville had the market to itself. In independent tests, Thermal Pipe Shields’ product met or exceeded the industry standard and outperformed Johns Manville’s product in several ways and at a lower cost. But Thermal Pipe Shields was forced to file an antitrust lawsuit because Johns Manville, which controls 98% of the market, resorted to disparagement […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 6, 2019 – On January 25, 2019, the Texas Supreme Court issued a decision in the case of Glassdoor, Inc. v. Andra Group, LP where the issue was what evidentiary standard is required for the unmasking of negative and possibly defamatory reviews about businesses in online forums and social media. Glassdoor is a company that operates a jobs and recruiting website where people can post reviews of their current or former employers. The posts can be done anonymously and Glassdoor has no role in drafting or editing the posts. Andra Group, LLP. is a […]


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Irvine, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 27, 2019 – Enterprise Counsel Group, ALC (ECG), a leading business trial, appellate and corporate law firm, announces a major decision in the Delaware Court of Chancery in a case brought by Applied Energetics, Inc., an Arizona-based energy technology company, against its former Principal Executive Officer, George Farley. In a 40-page decision, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued an order preliminarily enjoining the transfer, sale or otherwise disposal of 25 million shares of Applied Energetics stock, issued to that company’s former sole Director and Principal Executive Officer, George Farley. In so doing, the Court […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 14, 2019 – It is very important for the general public to obtain accurate information about the financial advisors who help them to manage their assets and wealth. Yet, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) makes it difficult for reputable and honest brokers to ensure only accurate information appears on FINRA’s Central Registration Depository (CRD) and BrokerCheck websites. BrokerCheck and CRD are free databases that the general public can use to look up information on financial brokers. While those sites provide an invaluable service by informing the public on broker activities, they often […]


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Melville, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 30, 2019 – Jonathan H. Freiberger, a member of the law firm of Freiberger Haber LLP, was recently quoted in the New York Post in an article about franchising issues related to the Bareburger hamburger chain. The link to the article can be found here. Located in New York City and Melville, Long Island, Freiberger Haber LLP is dedicated to representing corporations, small businesses, partnerships and individuals involved in a broad range of complex business, construction and commercial litigation matters. The firm combines the sophistication and counsel of a large national law firm with the […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) January 22, 2019 – – Cicayda, a leading legal technology company that combines powerful software with legal expertise, today announced new production capabilities for its cloud-based eDiscovery platform Reprise, delivering production speeds in excess of 2.4 million documents in less than 24 hours. Cicayda’s Cloud-based eDiscovery Reprise Review solution produces documents quickly and easily, without additional charges, helping to simplify the eDiscovery document production process. “One of the most stressful events in the eDiscovery process is production time. We attempt to reduce client stress by providing real time quality control checks, incredible production speeds, simple […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 9, 2018 – On September 19 the Texas Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that may provide clear rules for businesses seeking to track down the source of negative online reviews. The case, Glassdoor v. Andra Group LP, raises the question: What evidentiary showing must a business make in order to unmask the author of an allegedly defamatory comment on a social media website? Most websites that publish user-generated content will not voluntarily identify anonymous posters. Gregory D. Jordan, a business litigation attorney with the Law Offices of Gregory D. Jordan in Austin, […]


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Newport Beach, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2018 – Medical coding and billing transparency is essential for $3.5 trillion in spending. On Monday, October 29th, 2018, the Morning Edition of National Public Radio (NPR)and Kaiser Health News (KHN) reported on their investigation of an unusually high-cost medical charge for an allergy test used to determine what elements cause dermatitis in its Bill of the Month segment. Michael Arrigo was quoted as an expert in medical billing in the story. Arrigo commented on the usual, customary and reasonable cost of an allergy test described as “Patch or application test(s) that […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2018 – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have collaboratively released their “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2019, recognizing Ajamie LLP as a Best Law Firm in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Corporate Law. The ninth edition of Best Law Firms features law firms given consistently impressive performance ratings by clients and peers. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise. The rankings, presented in tiers, showcase more than 14,000 law firms ranked nationally or by metropolitan region. Firms […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2018 – On October 27th, Unlikely Heroes held its 6th Annual Recognizing Heroes awards dinner and gala, honoring Ajamie LLP’s Ryan van Steenis with a Legacy Award for his outstanding contributions to the organization as a member of its Board of Directors. The sold-out charity benefit was held at the Dallas Ritz-Carlton, and featured a live performance by multi-platinum, country music superstar, Sara Evans, a silent auction and an exclusive VIP celebrity meet-and-greet. In presenting its Legacy Award to Mr. van Steenis, Unlikely Heroes issued the following statement: “Without complaint, [Ryan] has tirelessly […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 21, 2018 – Investor advocates at The Wolper Law Firm identify the top 12 danger areas for broker fraud and advise on how to protect against broker malfeasance. With the Dow Jones Industrial Average comfortably above 25,000 and U.S. investors riding the longest bull market in this country’s history, the topic of broker fraud is likely far from most investors’ minds. That could be a mistake, according to Matt Wolper, an investor advocate and principal attorney at The Wolper Law Firm in Plantation, Florida. “Bull markets and swelling portfolios can paper over a […]


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Corpus Christi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2018 – Attorney Alex R. Hernandez Jr. made a substantial donation to the Ronald McDonald House in Corpus Christi for its annual drive becoming the Silver Sponsor for their annual Casa de Amor event. The annual Casa de Amor dinner was held with special guest David Robinson “The Admiral” of the San Antonio Spurs. Since February 1990, Ronald McDonald House of Corpus Christi has been serving families who must travel far from home for their children’s healthcare needs. Alex R. Hernandez Jr. continues to give back to the communities through scholarships, school […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2018 – Wolper Law Firm, P.A., which has a national securities litigation practice, announces that it is investigating claims involving Future Income Payments, LLC. According to Future Income Payments, LLC’s website, it claims to be “the industry leader and an innovator in buying and selling secondary market pension cash flows, often referred to as structured cash flows. In reality, Future Income Payments, LLC was not a flourishing business entity but rather a $100 million scam operated out of a Nevada strip mall. At least nine states have issued cease and desist orders, […]


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Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech Company, has opened a new location in Kansas City, Missouri to help lawyers develop effective SEO and marketing plans for their law firms. Kansas City, MO (Law Firm Newswire) July 17, 2018 – Kansas City lawyers can meet with Custom Legal Marketing (CLM) team members to discuss search engine optimization (SEO) strategies, pay-per-click marketing, website design, branding and more. The new Kansas City location is part of Custom Legal Marketing’s effort to give law firms a local exclusive marketing partner. As Missouri’s biggest city, Kansas City is an increasingly competitive legal market with a large […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 6, 2018 – Custom Legal Marketing topped a field of over 6,000 entrants to receive a Platinum Hermes Award for design excellence for the new website of McCormack & Erlich, San Francisco employment lawyers. This is the second award Custom Legal Marketing has won for its work on the McCormack & Erlich website, Mcelawfirm.com. Earlier this year, CLM won a Muse Award for inspiring achievement in design and advertising. One highlight of the McCormack & Erlich website is a compelling, interactive presentation of workplace sexual harassment issues. The site walks the fist-time visitor […]


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