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- Whistleblowers Helping the Public By Exposing Fraud
The 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was enacted to assist the government with discovering financial fraud. A recent SEC whistleblower received a $14 million dollar reward for reporting a real estate scam.
- Corporate Structure for a New Business
How to structure a new business venture focusing on small businesses that have only a few shareholders or partners. Four important issues for the structure of the business are share ownership, compensation, control rights, and lastly the shareholders’ exit from the business.
- The California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act and What It May Mean for You
The California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (“Revised LLC Act”) to be enacted on January 1, 2014 may dramatically affect companies with no operating agreements, or operating agreements that do not address the new default provisions under the Revised LLC Act.
- Whistleblower False Claims Case Settles for $6.5 Million
A $6.5 million dollar settlement has been reached in a federal whistleblower lawsuit. There were allegations that a military contractor had submitted inflated bills to the government.
- 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to Decide a Major Occupational Licensing Case
by Kassouni Law
Appeals lawyers assess Underwood v. Mackay - whether occupational licensing applicants must submit to all licensing procedures and be denied a license before they can challenge the constitutionality of those procedures in court.
- Stealing Employees in California
California law protects the right of employees to change employment, and of competitors to hire one another’s employees. Hence a former employee or a competitor may hire your employees. What they can’t do, however, is steal your employees. This article explains the difference.
- Dividing the Family Business in a Texas Divorce
Divorce is never easy, and when a divorcing couple owns a business it can be particularly difficult. The financial aspects can feel overwhelming, especially if one spouse will have to find a different source of income. The spouse who leaves the business may feel a double sense of loss because his/her work AND home life is about to change drastically.
- Securities and Exchange Commission Saved $439 Million For Whistleblower Rewards
The Securities and Exchange Commission has saved money to spend on it's whistleblower rewards program. It is likely that there will be larger rewards in the future as tips have increased recently.
- Sutter Health Settles Whistleblower Case for $46 Million
Sutter Health decided to settle a whistleblower case before trial. The case involved allegations of double billing for anesthesia services at hospitals in California.
- Whistleblowers Programs Could Help Regain Funds From Tax Dodgers
According to the California Franchise Tax Board, the state is owed more than 6.5 billion dollars in tax revenue. Some contend that implementation of a whistleblower rewards program could help to bring in some of that lost revenue.