Andrew Caspersen, a former Wall Street executive, pleaded guilty to federal charges that he defrauded investors of nearly $40 million. Caspersen, accompanied by his attorney, pleaded guilty in a Manhattan federal courtroom to one charge of wire fraud and one charge of securities fraud, each of which carries a maximum... 
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by Shannon A. Laymon-Pecoraro, Esq. One of the most frequent issues I face revolves around the discharge of a resident from a nursing home. Often times, an agent or advocate visits my office with a concern, because their loved one is being discharged from the nursing home, and they want to assess what their options... 
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Moving to a New State When You Have a Family Member with a Disability Moving to another state is a big undertaking for any family, but it can be particularly complicated when a family member has a disability. The secrets to a successful transition are advance planning and a backup plan in case of problems. Here are... 
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Moving to another state is a big undertaking for any family, but it can be particularly complicated when a family member has a disability. The secrets to a successful transition are advance planning and a backup plan in case of problems. Here are a few specifics to keep in mind. Know what to expect with public benefits If... 
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GTECH (International Game Technology) has filed a Motion for Summary Judgment in the Fun 5’s case pending in Austin.  The motion alleges that there are elements to the Plaintiffs’ causes of action that they will not be able to prove at the time of trial.  GTECH has asked the court to hold a hearing on... 
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Some insurance agents do their jobs day-to-day and just put in time over the years, maybe. Or some even have a hobby that they might turn into a business — you never know. What’s wrong with those two scenarios? If you said lack of focus and commitment, you would be right. If you don’t go into the insurance business... 
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An early morning Miami car accident killed one man is believed to have been caused by texting-and-driving, investigators told NBC-6 Miami.  Authorities report the incident happened shortly after 1 a.m. on a Thursday morning. At that time, a 25-year-old operating a sport utility vehicle southbound on U.S. 1 reportedly... 
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Stairways are an inherently dangerous feature of any structure. That’s why building codes are very specific about the standards required, which may vary depending on the type of structure and it’s function. It’s estimated tens of thousands of people in North America die as a result of stairway falls... 
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Captain of your own insurance agency? Are you in charge? Really in charge? Or are others just doing what they need to do to make it by every day? Is there a tried and true method in place for other agents to contact and follow up with leads? Does every employee have goals to achieve on a regular basis? Are your agents... 
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A Manhattan judge sentenced a hedge fund manager to probation rather than prison for securities fraud, saying that the defendant had taken responsibility for his crimes quickly. U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet sentenced Owen Li, the founder of Canarsie Capital LLC, to probation. The judge earlier indicated that he... 
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