Monthly Archives: August 2014

Major Changes to Whistleblower Rules Include Narrowed List of Ineligible Whistleblowers, Changed Definition of “Collected Proceeds,” and More Opportunities for Awards for Whistleblower Information

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER On January 28, 2013 Senator Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, delivered correspondence to the Internal Revenue Service with suggestions on how to improve the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006. The IRS admitted receiving numerous letters expressing sentiments that largely mirrored those raised by the Iowa senator. While […]

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Aug 19, 2014 - Employment Law by |

Courts Will Now Look at Employee’s “Reasonable Belief” of a Federal Fraud or Securities Violation Under The Sarbanes-Oxley Act

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Courts have lowered the level of proof required by employees who want to report a potential fraud or securities violation of the Sarbanes-Oxley act. The 2nd Circuit recently decided in the case of Nielsen v. AECOM Technology Corp that a new “reasonable person” standard would apply to Sarbanes-Oxley […]

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Aug 14, 2014 - Annuities by |

Athene USA (Parent Company of Aviva USA) and Allianz Life Insurance (Allianz) are the Major Sellers of the Fixed Index Deferred Annuities Market – Be Careful of Deferred Annuities if you are a Senior Citizen over the age of 60 years old

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Fixed indexed annuities (also known as deferred annuities) are long term investments/insurance that often have penalties or what are referred to in the life insurance industry as surrender charges for 15 years or more, and can have very high fees for withdrawal even if needed for necessary life […]

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