‘Students For Trump’ Founder Pleads Guilty To Pretending To Be A Lawyer

The 23-year-old male who founded the groups Students for Trump pleaded guilty in a Manhattan federal court on Tuesday to wire fraud conspiracy for running a $46,000 scam in which he pretended to be a lawyer offering legal advice online. … Continue reading

Texas Oil Worker Hit by 18-Wheeler Recovers $40M

A Texas jury in DeWitt County rendered a verdict in favor of Lloyd Kulik, 37, a Yorktown resident, in a civil lawsuit brought against Stallion Production Services. Kulik is a lifelong oil services worker. The jury awarded Kulik $40,145,909.07 in … Continue reading

Judge denies J&J motion to end opioid trial

An ongoing lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson for its part in the opioid crisis will continue after the company’s effort to have the case dismissed was denied Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman. He denied a motion to toss the … Continue reading

Strip club to host golf tournament at Trump resort

The Trump Organization’s golf resort in Doral, Florida, will host a charity golf tournament this week put on by a strip club in the Miami area that will include dancers serving as “caddy girls” for the tournament’s participants. The Shadow … Continue reading

Tennessee parents fight against damage caps

Cathy and Bobby Roberts lost their son in a crash caused by a faulty tire the maker knew about. Tennessee has a law that limits jury awards in civil cases. Tennessee’s law — passed to attract businesses — has been … Continue reading

Trump’s July 4th event bankrupted D.C. security fund

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser government says that the cost of President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July celebration and the cost of addressing recent protests has emptied out a municipal fund used to provide security for public events and … Continue reading

Hawaii becomes 26th state to decriminalize marijuana

Hawaii has become the 26th state in the nation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana — but its governor cautioned it does not mean the state is ready to say aloha to legalizing recreational use of cannabis. Under … Continue reading

11th Circuit: Fla. Man Can’t Shield IRA In Bankruptcy

An Individual Retirement Account can be an asset protection vehicle. But the Eleventh Circuit decision in Yerian v Webber confirmed a judgment that Keith Yerian’s self-directed IRA could go to his creditors. Keith Yerian’s behavior was on the egregious side. … Continue reading

Big Perkins franchisee files Chapter 11

A franchisee of 27 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery locations filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday after losing the right to use the parent company’s name. The franchisee, 5171 Campbells Land Co., based in Rankin, Pa., said in the … Continue reading

Aequitas investors recover $234.6M for Ponzi scheme

Investors burned in the Aequitas financial scandal scored a major victory when a handful of accounting firms, securities operations and lawyers accused of aiding and abetting the fraud agreed to settle for $234.6 million. Together with funds raised by the … Continue reading