Yearly Archives: 2015

Oct 16, 2015 - Assisted Living by |

Elder Abuse in a New Guise?

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER In the wake of Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of the End of Life Option Act, California has become the sixth state in the US to allow physician assisted suicide. While the bill offers those in excruciating pain or discomfort the agency to end their own lives, some disability […]

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Oct 15, 2015 - Allianz Global by |

Allianz Travel Insurance Gets Involved in Conventions

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Following a partnership with Global Rescue, Allianz has ventured into equally new (if less exciting) territory by selling their product to conference attendees through Embark, a major conference industry company. Hailed as a “new and exciting ancillary revenue opportunity” by company leaders, it is now possibly to insure […]

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Oct 11, 2015 - Annuities by |

What Happens to an Annuity Deferred?

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER An increasing number of seniors have been adding risky financial products to their retirement finances, guided by so-called “elder financial planners” and other shysters looking to make some money out of seniors’ life savings. One of their methods is to sell retirees a deferred annuity. The idea is […]

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Oct 9, 2015 - Annuities by |

Finra Jumps in to Help Elders

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Finra, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, has decided to give financial advisers the authority to circumvent rules on trade execution when they believe that an elderly client is being manipulated or financially abused. Till now, there was no way of stopping a transaction carried out by unscrupulous relatives […]

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Taking Advantage of Memory Loss

It’s incredibly difficult to watch an older family member slip into a mental decline, especially in situations where he or she is suffering from dementia or other type of memory loss. It can be devastating to watch your grandmother forget your name, or your father forget his own personal information.

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Sep 22, 2015 - Bay Area by |

Whistleblowers Rejoice at Ninth Circuit Ruling

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER In a recent ruling that has implications for whistleblowers filing under the False Claims Act, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision. The ruling should lead to more whistleblowers filing qui tam lawsuits. In this case, United States ex rel. Hartpence v. Kinetic Concepts, […]

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