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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Alameda County and California Securities Fraud and Financial Elder Abuse Attorneys: Fiduciary Rule

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Government Agencies and the Fiduciary Rule Putting You First Last year, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced its fiduciary rule which applies primarily to retirement investment advisors; the rule requires your advisor to put your interests first when it comes to certain retirement savings recommendations. Recently, the Securities […]

Mar 16, 2018 - Uncategorized by |

Alameda County and California Banking and Consumer Fraud Attorneys: Consumers, Identity Theft and the Fair Credit Reporting Act

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Identity Theft and Credit Reporting Bank and Lender Obligations Each year millions of Americans are victims of identity theft in countless ways. Thieves access bank accounts, credit cards, online payment services, and home equity lines of credit. The consequences for the victim can be more than just the […]

San Francisco and California Life Insurance Attorney: Whole and Universal Life Insurance

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Whole and Universal Life Insurance Whole and Universal (a mix of whole and term) life insurance policies are sold by agents as tax-deferred savings vehicles. Often the sales pitch to younger consumers is for retirement or education savings.  For seniors, the pitch includes retirement savings and death benefits […]

Mar 13, 2018 - Evans Law Firm by |

California Whistleblower Attorneys: Whistleblower Awards

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Government Announces Record Whistleblower Awards Recently, two government agencies reported record whistleblower awards to be paid out on two separate cases.[1]  In the first, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reported that two whistleblowers would receive a combined $61 million in awards.  The SEC’s previous record was a […]

San Diego, San Francisco and California Securities Fraud Attorney: Securities Fraud and Financial Elder Abuse

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Illegal Churning of Accounts Securities Fraud and Financial Elder Abuse A recent Southern California case of stockbroker churning reveals the seriousness of allegations of broker misconduct, especially when the misconduct targets seniors. Churning means excessive trading by a broker in a client’s account largely to generate commissions. Stock […]

Mar 9, 2018 - Uncategorized by |

California and San Mateo County False Claims Act Whistleblower Attorney: 2017 Healthcare False Claims

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER False Claims Act Cases Against Healthcare Industry Of the $3.7 billion in 2017 false claim settlements and judgments, $2.4 billion involved false claims from the healthcare industry. Typically, these false claims cases involved false claims for reimbursement, kickbacks, and other fraudulent schemes against the government’s Medicare and Medicaid […]

Mar 8, 2018 - Annuities Fraud by |

Santa Clara County and California Securities and Annuities Attorney: Annuities and Market Volatility

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Be Wary of Anti-Volatility Gimmicks On Monday, February 5, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by more than 1,179 points, the biggest daily point loss in its history. Although the market recovered, many investors, including seniors and those nearing retirement, understandably have the jitters.  In a volatile market, […]

Mar 7, 2018 - Evans Law Firm by |

California and San Francisco Whistleblower and Tax Fraud Attorneys: Whistleblower Incentives

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Bipartisan Budget Act Enhances Whistleblower Awards The recently enacted Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 includes two important provisions favoring whistleblower awards in tax avoidance whistleblower cases, False Claims Act cases, and securities fraud whistleblower cases. The San Francisco County and California whistleblower/qui tam attorneys at Evans Law Firm […]

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