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Cash Advances on Pension Plans: How to Spot an Illegal Loan Offer and How to Get Help if You Are Already a Victim

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Have you recently encountered financial struggles and searched the Internet for “fast cash” options?  If you are a retired public employee, civil service worker, or military veteran who was recently offered money for selling your federal pension plan or income stream, you could be the next target of a growing loan-sharking scheme hitting the Internet today. The Offer The tagline on the company websites and advertisements promise “Money Now” and look like an easy way to receive fast cash in exchange for the purchase of a federal pension plan.  However, these companies fail to disclose that this new financial contract is really a high-interest loan and charges interest rates that are more than double, or even triple, the amount of the cash advance originally received.  For example, to receive a cash advance of $5,000, you could end up agreeing to pay up to $25,000 in interest over the term of...

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AC Creamery & McConnell’s Issue Nationwide Recall For Their Ice Cream Products

AC Creamery and McConnell's Ice Cream Recall

AC Creamery & McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream  have issued a national recall on their ice cream products due to concerns of potential Listeria contamination. McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream announced they are “undertaking a voluntary recall of selected, 16 oz. (pint size) packages of ice cream produced by a contract manufacturer because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes….Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.” The following flavors and included “Best By” dates are all being recalled: Dutchman’s Chocolate JUL 27 2017, OCT 01 2017 and OCT 05 2017 Mint Chip SEP 08 2017, SEP 30 2017, OCT 07 2017, DEC 01, 2017, DEC 30, 2017, JAN 04, 2018, JAN 05, 2018 Peppermint Stick JUL 25, 2017, JUL 26, 2017, SEP 30, 2017 Salted Caramel Chip OCT 07, 2017,...

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Xarelto: Bleeding and Stroke Linked to Popular Blood Thinner

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If you have experienced adverse health effects or lost a loved one who took the blood-thinning medication Xarelto, you are not alone. The subject of a recent TV ad blitz starring Arnold Palmer, Xarelto has recently been linked to potentially fatal bleeding and stroke. Wites & Kapetan is investigating and aggressively pursuing claims for compensation on behalf of those who have suffered after taking Xatelto. Xarelto (rivaroxaban) was first approved by the FDA in July of 2011 to reduce the risk of blood clots and stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, treat deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms, and reduce the risk of blood clots in patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery. However, since its introduction a mere four years ago, Xarelto has become equally known for its potential side effects and serious health risks.  Xarelto side effects are being reported at a rate of 2 to 1 over...

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Confirmed Tornado Touches Down In Coconut Creek

At least one tornado is confirmed to have touched down in Northern Broward County. If your home or business has property damage from this or any other storm then contact Wites & Kapetan, P.A. immediately. We make insurance companies pay for the full damage to your property.  WSVN-TV – 7NEWS Miami Ft. Lauderdale News, Weather, Deco You can read more about our insurance claims legal division here: http://wklawyers.com/common-cases/insurance-claims-lawyers-for-your-denied-or-undervalued-insurance-claim/ Or Call Us for a Free, No-Obligation Consultation at: 954-570-8989   Why Should I Hire An Insurance Claims Attorney? Insurance companies have large and experienced armies of lawyers, experts, and insurance adjusters. Unfortunately, their marching orders are often to pay the minimum amount on all claims, and to deny claims whenever possible. Why? Because insurance companies maximize their profits by charging the highest possible amount for premiums, and paying the lowest possible amount for claims. You paid your insurance premiums, and you...

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Marc Wites Presents Lecture To UF Law Students On How To How To Identify, Interview For, And Succeed At Your First Legal Job

Marc Wites returned to Gainesville recently to give a lecture to first-year law students at The University of Florida College of Law (his law school) entitled “How to Identify, Interview for, and Succeed at Your First Job”. He discussed topics such as proof reading resumes for spelling and formatting errors, researching the person conducting the interview, sending hand-written thank you notes, arriving at work before the partners and staying until after they leave, treating the non-lawyer support staff with respect, not using or posting on social media during the work day and, of course, working hard. A link to the video of his presentation is below; it will be helpful to students and recent graduates in all fields of study and work. Do you encounter these issues in your company? Please share your thoughts and experiences. Click Here To Watch Video

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Wites & Kapetan, P.A. Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Cryptsy and Its Principal Paul (“Big Vern”) Vernon

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Wites & Kapetan, P.A. (www.wklawyers.com), along with the Silver Law Group, has filed a nationwide class action lawsuit in federal court against Florida-based cryptocurrency exchange operator Cryptsy and its principal, Paul (“Big Vern”) Vernon.  Over the past several months, numerous Cryptsy account holders have been denied access to their accounts and have been deprived of any ability to properly protect their valuable assets amidst widespread reports of problems at the heart of Cryptsy’s business.  While reports have been swirling in multiple media outlets that Cryptsy’s future is greatly troubled and that the company might be under heavy regulatory scrutiny, many Cryptsy account holders have been unable to withdraw any and all forms of currency from their accounts.  Despite repeated inquiries to Cryptsy, users are being left without any meaningful response or information from Cryptsy and have had their withdrawal demands either denied or tabbed as “pending” for days, weeks, or even months. ...

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