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Monthly Archives: May 2015

May 28, 2015 - Caregiver Fraud by |

Financial Elder Abuse and Undue Influence

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER The State of California recently modified the former definition of “undue influence” in the Welfare and Institutions Code. Before 2014, in order to prove undue influence, a special relationship between the victim and the perpetrator had to be demonstrated. Now, the evidence that someone’s free will has been […]

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May 27, 2015 - Annuities Fraud by |

California Securities Fraud Lawyers Share New Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Guidelines

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has announced tougher sanctions for those who commit fraud or make unsuitable recommendations to clients, as well as increased suspensions under the self-regulator’s suitability rules. The National Adjudicatory Council for Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, its appellate tribunal for disciplinary cases, released the […]

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May 26, 2015 - Elder Abuse by |

Defining and Preventing Elder Abuse

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Due to their vulnerability, the elderly are often victims of abuse. The 1985 Elder Abuse Prevention, Identification and Treatment Act provides a definition of what is considered elder abuse. It can be a “willful infliction of injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation or cruel punishment, with resulting physical harm or […]

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May 15, 2015 - Evans Law Firm by |

Senate Approves Auto Industry Whistleblower Bill

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER The U.S. Senate recently approved the Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act, which provides whistleblower protections and bounties to individuals who report motor vehicle defects. The bill was unanimously approved. The act, aimed at improving safety in the auto industry, incentivizes employees and contractors of automakers, parts suppliers, and […]

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