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- Whistleblowers Needed Now More than Ever as Federal Oversight Rolls Back
The federal government plays many roles. One of them is enforcing consumer protection laws, which should prevent consumers from being ripped off. If there are violations, those responsible can be held accountable. What happens when the federal government loses interest in protecting consumers and would rather protect businesses that prey on them? We’re going to find out.
- School Safety Audits in the Wake of the Last Mass Shooting
The recent mass shooting at a school in Florida has brought both the gun issue and the problem of school safety into the forefront once again.
- Could Rules for Poker Clubs in Texas Be Clarified in the Next Legislative Session?
Texas Hold 'Em, the most popular poker game in the world, may have gotten its start in Texas sometime around the end of the 19th century, though opinions vary on the subject.
- Second Circuit Says Sending "Robo" Texts Does Not Violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
Last month, in Latner v.Mount Sinai Health System, Inc, the Second Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in New York City ruled that the Mount Sinai Health System did not violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by sending automated flu text messages to its patients within its own health care network.
- How to Draft a Consumer Protection Demand Letter under Massachusetts G.L.C.93A, Sec. 9
Litigation involving claims of unfair or deceptive business practices under Chapter 93A is, to say the least, a frequent occurrence in Massachusetts civil cases. Quite often, Chapter 93A claims are a mechanism for a plaintiff to potentially recovery multiple damages against a business including, attorney's fees, costs, and interest.
- Small Business' Need for Defending Size Protests
Small businesses need to defend and appeal protests against the size of the company when acquiring certain government and other agency contracts. The protests that could harm these business arrangements occur due to the larger size of some companies that may retain the label of small business as opposed to those that are even smaller in comparison.
- Regulatory Taking Cases
When the government has seized the land of another, this involves regulatory taking, and these cases are complex with various parts that may require explanation. Some issues that popup in the claims of individual land and property owners include property boundaries, the taking of too much land and nonpayment of seizure.
- Financial Accounting Standards Board Implements New Accounting Standards
The accounting standards managed through the private-sector organization created the Financial Accounting Standards Board or the FASB for proper financial accounting and reporting. These standards affect private and public companies as well as nonprofit organizations with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles or GAAP.
- Certification Issues for 8(a) Contractors Who Have Multiple Awards
Small businesses may have multiple awards that provided to subcontractors when they are eligible for program participation with certain jobs. There are various issues with these situations based on how large the program is and which companies and individuals are available for work with the projects to participate.
- Avoiding Common Problems in Subcontracting
Subcontracting business to another individual or agency is important for small businesses and certain contractors for various tasks. However, it is important that the common and significant problems are avoided as much as possible to ensure the contracting or small business companies are free from complications and other issues.