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Monthly Archives: October 2020

Oct 30, 2020 - Consumer fraud by |

California and San Francisco Consumer Attorney: Discrimination And Interest Overcharges In Home Lending

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Protecting Minorities From Discriminatory Practices Fair Housing Act Prohibits Discrimination On Basis Of Race, Color, Religion, Sex Or National Origin Fighting Against Discrimination Part of the long history of racism in this country includes discrimination in housing, including the availability of mortgage financing.  The federal Fair Housing Act […]

Oct 29, 2020 - Evans Law Firm by |

California and San Francisco Whistleblower Attorney: New Law Gives More Protections Against Whistleblower Retaliation

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Expanding Protections Against Employer Retaliation Extending Time To Bring Suit Attorneys’ Fees Now Recoverable California labor law has long protected individuals from retaliation by the employers for blowing the whistle on wrongful conduct by the employer.  See, e.g., Cal. Lab. Code §§ 98.6 and 1102.5; Cal. Gov’t Code […]

California and San Francisco Whistleblower Attorneys: CFTC Orders Bank To Pay $920 Million For Manipulating Commodities Markets

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Commodity Futures Trading Commission Issues Massive Order Hundreds Of Thousands Of Illegal Trades In Precious Metals And Futures Insiders Rewarded For Assisting Enforcement On September 29, 2020, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced a massive $920 million settlement of a case[1] involving hundreds of thousands of […]

Oct 27, 2020 - Evans Law Firm by |

California False Claims Act Whistleblower Attorney: Individual Receives $3.7 Million Reward For Blowing Whistle On Customs Duty Fraud

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Allegations Of Evading Import Duties  Knowing Falsifications On Customs Declarations Misrepresentations And Evasion Constitute False Claims The False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729 et seq. reaches to any kind of fraud against the government for payments made by the government based on false claims or to […]

Alameda County and California Elder Abuse Attorney: Suspicious Transactions Lead To Discovery Of Financial Elder Abuse

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER The Risk Of Hiring Unlicensed Caregiver Off Craigslist Caregiver Writes Unauthorized Checks Buys Herself, Daughter Cars With Senior’s Money References and background checks of persons hired as in-home caregivers are two important steps when a senior needs in-home care.  The risks of what can go wrong when a […]

Oct 23, 2020 - Evans Law Firm by |

California False Claims Act Whistleblower Attorney: Large Pharmaceutical Company Settled Claims It Paid Kickbacks

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Company Allegedly Used Charitable Foundation To Cover Copays Program Constituted A Kickback For Prescriptions $97 Million Settlement On September 23, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a $97 million settlement with pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences, Inc. for allegedly paying illegal kickbacks for drug prescriptions.  The action […]

San Francisco and California Elder Abuse Attorneys: When Agents Abuse Financial Powers of Attorney

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Misuse Of Financial Powers Of Attorney Agents May Exceed Authorized Powers  Understand The Extent Of An Agent’s Authorization Powers of Attorney (POAs) are important estate planning tools for everyone, especially the elderly.  Powers can cover financial matters and also health matters.  Standard forms are set out in California […]

Marin County and California Elder Abuse Attorney: How Caregivers Can Steal Patient Identity And Money

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Access To Accounts Is First Step Impersonating Senior Online And Over Phone One In Five Older Americans Are Victims Of Financial Abuse Isolated seniors can be financially exploited by almost anyone but our litigators see in-home caregivers very frequently as the abusers.  Typically, the caregiver starts out slowly […]

Oct 20, 2020 - Caregiver by |

California Nursing Home And Elder Abuse Attorneys: Nursing Home Duty To Supervise Dementia Patients

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Dementia Patients Require High Level Of Supervision Liability For Failure To Supervise Camera Reveals Dementia Patients Wandering Off One of the most dangerous, and sadly common, behavior patterns of Alzheimer sufferers is wandering away, also known as elopement.  Older sufferers still living at home may set off from […]

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