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  • Whistleblower Reward Is $63.9 Million In JP Morgan Mortgage Fraud Case

    A whistleblower will receive $63.9 million for providing information to the government that lead to a recovery.

  • Vesting of Contingent Compensation in Pay or Played Television Director Agreement

    One of the issues in negotiating director agreements in television is whether contingent compensation provision applies in situations where a director is pay or played off a film. The question becomes will the director be entitled to any portion of the negotiated contingent compensation since she has been terminated and is no longer with the project.

  • 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.

  • Health Care Industry the Target in Whistleblower Lawsuits

    The United States Department of Justice has provided the public with some information regarding recent whistleblower cases. In one of the cases there have been allegations made against Health Management Associates.

  • 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.

  • What is a Work for Hire Agreement?

    If you are commissioning someone to work on a project for you, are not a traditional employer, and yet want to retain all rights to the work created, it becomes important to understand "work for hire" agreements.

  • What is Parol Evidence?
      by HG.org

    One of the most confusing concepts to many lay people involved in legal disputes over a contract is the idea of parol evidence. It seems incomprehensible that one should not be able to rely on this evidence to explain what they expected to happen, yet it serves a purpose in the American legal system. So, what is parol evidence and why does it matter?

  • Injured by Online Dating, Can I Sue?
      by HG.org

    Just as with real world dating, sometimes Internet dating can be dangerous. People may not be who they say or may actually be dangerous. Online dating services may use your personal information and photographs for purposes other than what you had intended. Internet dating sites may actually put tracking software on your computer or expose you to identity theft, computer viruses, or other harm. So, if you have been injured by a dating site in some way, it is common to wonder whether you can sue?

  • Legally Speaking, What is an Act of God?
      by HG.org

    Contracts talk about them, statutes mention them, even TV sitcoms joke about them, but what are acts of God? Many people might think they have a good idea, but given that insurance is often designed to protect against most catastrophes except acts of God, how confident are you that you actually know what is covered?

  • Exit & Succession Planning (Long Version)

    Exit Planning, as I practice it, is a system and a process to help business owners exit their business with maximum tax efficiency and with maximum legal security.