We may soon see an end to predatory debt collectors thanks to federal, state, and local agencies’ Operation Collection Protection.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that lien stripping is not allowed in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy cases, ending a practice that benefitted many homeowners in Florida. Bank of America v. Caulkett, 575 U.S. ___ (2015). In this case, the Debtor filed a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy petition and asked the court to strip (remove or void) […]
ISSUE I: Under a federal statute, it is a crime to make a false statement to a federally licensed gun dealer about a fact “material to the lawfulness of the sale” of a gun. Abramski purchased a gun from a federally licensed gun dealer. On a form that he was required to complete, he indicated […]
Accountants who are called upon by their clients for advice must be careful not to give legal advice or provide legal services. In order to determine whether an activity constitutes the unlicensed practice of law, a two part analysis must be made. First, it must be determined whether the activity is the practice of law. […]
Is a state law that is preempted from enforcement against national banks also preempted from enforcement against out-of-State, State banks? That was the question in Baptista v. PNC Bank, 91 So. 3d 230 (Fla. 5th DCA 2012). RBC Bank was a North Carolina bank. One of its account holders wrote a check to Ms. Baptista. Ms. […]