I would need more information to determine if it was a HIPAA violation. Specifically, what kind of work were you engaged in? Also, there is no private right of action in HIPAA, so even if you violated HIPAA laws, your employer or former co-worker could not use HIPAA as a basis for legal action....Read more »
However, is there anything in it for me to turn the company in?
The company has gone from zero value to $85 million in value and used me, a misclassified independent consultant, to raise money for them. I am going after the company based on being misclassified. But, could I receive... Read more »
In my opinion, there is nothing in it for you. The whistleblower statute was created as an incentive for people to report fraud on the government, or waste of government assets or expenditures. I don’t see that in this situation.
I have discovered that my spouse forged my signature to open an investment account in my name and then cashed out and I don't know where the money went. Is this something I should report to his employer? The company in which is opened the account?
So far I discovered he opened an account... Read more »
This is called stealing. And if the person who did the stealing is a licensed security salesperson there are several more crimes being committed. You need to START with the company; and you must tell them everything--not just the stuff you do not like.
If I'm a stock investor and I read articles about XYZ stock being under valued by 20%, I like the reasoning so I decide to buy the stock. After buying the stock I want to share this article with other traders so I buy "native" ads on news publications to share the article wide and far with other... Read more »
You appear to have missed the area of most vulnerability. Rather than worrying about being charged with market manipulation if I were you I would worry more about incoming flak the owners of the copyrights on the articles you are planning to copy without permission and use them to make money.
Your question cannot be answered appropriately without more information--such as whether the owner of the IRA is alive or not. Generally, banks and all other financial institutions have a fiduciary relationship with (owe allegiance to) all their customers--and are required by law to do the right...Read more »
A patent attorney could advise you, but they would have better chances of seeing your question under the heading Patents (Intellectual Property). Product Liability involves injuries from defective products. You could try reposting in the Patents category. Good luck
I have a legal question regarding forming an investment newsletter business that is not registered as a financial adviser. Is this legal? I plan to send an email to paid subscribers based on trades I personally place. They are free to do what they want with the information. I plan to do business in... Read more »
Although I am not licensed to practice law in Georgia or Missouri I can tell you with some certainty that what you are trying to do--become a financial advisor--will require you to get some sort of license(s) regardless of where you live.
My son was caught taking a hat from six flags over the summer. Yes he was wrong. They revoked him pass for a year. I’m fine with that. I’m not fine that he was questioned alone at first before they brought his older brother in and another security officer. A few months later we received a fine... Read more »
I'm sorry for your family's ordeal. A possible reason your post remains open for two weeks might be that it may have gone unnoticed under Securities Law, which is more about transactions dealing with financial assets like stocks and bonds. At this point, you could seek the opinion of a criminal...Read more »
Marcus Beam represented himself to me as a private equity account manager. I invested around $70'000 which I never received after filing redemption papers. This happen in Chicago. I recently moved to Washington
I am sorry to hear that this happened to you. If Mr. Beam was a registered FINRA Broker, you can file a case in the FINRA arbitration against the brokerage that he was working for at the time. We would be happy to help you with this issue. Our firm represents clients of brokers, brokerage firms,...Read more »
Generally speaking, there are very limited reasons to sell an annuity to someone who is over 70. Based on the limited facts you have provided here, it seems like this would have bee a completely unsuitable investment for you and could be a breach of fiduciary duty as well has violation of various...Read more »
Generally speaking you can legally pay a referral fee on a commercial loan. For example if you apply for a commercial loan online via a lending aggregator, a referral fee may be charged to the loan. Lender will often pay this fee, but some aggregators pass this tax the borrower.
I opened an online account with an investment facility, they ensured me that it would be activated after 24-48 hours. After 7 days, it is still not activated as I hoped and the 7th day was the deadline of a transaction that I wanted to do using the account. Furthermore I told them of the urgency &... Read more »
Probably not--unless you can prove up some financial damages. Speculative losses are not reliable; neither are speculative gains. Brokerage firms--online or otherwise--cannot be held liable for mistakes that do not actually harm the customer.
The contract has expired on my secured loan which I secured with my vehicle but I still owe the fees for late payments. Can my vehicle still be reprocessed? I have paid $2200 of the $ 3300 of late fees I owed.
Maryland usury law is rather complicated and has all sorts of different rates of interest depending on the situation. For instance, the maximum legal rate of interest permissible for a Maryland loan might be 6%, 8%, 18% or 33% depending on the facts.
I have had a background check and have searched the Michigan State Police site and done another background check on myself and it didn't show up. I just don't know if there is another way they can see it or find an expunged record.
If you have a court order granting an expungment, they you can honestly say you do not have a misdemeanor. An expunged conviction is "non-public"; it does not disappear. Courts and law enforcement have access to expunged convictions. Further, depending on how detailed an employer or anyone else...Read more »
I have an account with a brokerage firm and they have wrongfully escheated and sent my money to Department of Financial Services (Escheatment) in Florida. On enquiring, I have learnt that they have failed to follow the Due-diligence as per Florida Statues 732 and 717 and have also violated 17 CFR... Read more »
You cannot sue the State of Florida--or the Florida Department of Financial Services--for punitive damages under any theory of law. Sign the settlement agreement and accept the $100 Florida apparently owes you.
Hi,I have received a cease and desist letter from Facebook Instagram. I would like to know if:Can I sell my website and the close my business (Some of my competitors are interested in buying the website, and they are not toutched by cease and desist letter like these in their country)If not, can I... Read more »
The very first thing to do is to cease and desist from doing whatever you apparently did. If the C&D is aimed at your company selling the company will not necessarily save you from being sued. Neither will "closing the business" protect you from possible liability. Finally--depending upon what the...Read more »
If illegal/egregious actions by stepmother/POA/PR were recently learned of by daughter beneficiaries, and estate admin was closed August, 2018, do we have options to sue or recover estate assets (money)? (Date of death 5/2017) One of several issues involves fathers long-time advisor. Investment... Read more »
At this point you should probably see an attorney who specializes in securities fraud to ascertain whether you have an action against the investment firm for changing type of account without proper authority.
Other issue is whether there was fraud on the court as far as the probate...Read more »
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