Yearly Archives: 2015

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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Sep 21, 2015 - Allianz Global by |

Life Insurance Beware-ness Month

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Unbeknownst to many, September is Life Insurance Awareness month, as well as National Yoga Month, National Bourbon Heritage Month, National Papaya Month, and National Prostate Health Month. While the last four are all nationally recognized, the first is a marketing event put on by Life Happens, a non-profit […]

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Sep 19, 2015 - Assisted Living by |

Medicaid Discrimination at Nursing Homes

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER The Nursing Home Reform Law prohibits discrimination based on a person’s Medicaid status or eligibility. Medicaid rates, however, are often much lower than those paid by Medicare and private insurance residents, which can lead to residents being treated as second-class citizens in a nursing home. Approximately two-thirds of […]

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