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The Importance of Whistleblowers to Help Detect Crime and Fraud

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Whistleblowers are people who expose activities that are considered unethical or illegal. Some government programs, like Medicare, rely heavily on whistleblowers to uncover criminal activity. In a recent interview, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions said more than 10 percent of Medicare’s budget is lost to waste and fraud. He went on to state that… Read More »

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Securities Arbitration in Florida

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

If a registered securities broker-dealer or financial advisor has mismanaged your financial assets through a breach of duty or industry standards, and has caused you to suffer losses, you may be interested in exploring avenues of legal recourse. Securities-arbitration claims with a registered firm, however, are not resolved through litigation in court, but rather… Read More »

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Florida Qui Tam Actions: Illegal Activities and Penalties Arising Under the Florida False Claims Act

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

The Florida False Claims Act (FFCA), Florida Statutes §68.081 – §68.092, is modeled after the federal False Claims Act  that helps people sue and recover from fraudulent activity committed against Florida state government entities. The FFCA allows a whistleblower (also called a “relator”) to file a qui tam whistleblower lawsuit if they are aware… Read More »

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How does the IRS Whistleblower Program Work?

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

In some cases, the IRS will pay an award to people who “blow the whistle” on people who don’t pay the taxes they owe. The IRS relies on information provided to them to investigate some of these cases, which can pay off for the whistleblower with an award of up to 30 percent of… Read More »

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The Importance of Whistleblowers to Help Detect Crime and Fraud

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Whistleblowers are people who expose activities or information that are considered unethical or illegal. Some government programs, such as Medicare, rely heavily on whistleblowers to report criminal activity. In a recent interview, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said more than 10 percent of Medicare’s budget is lost to waste and fraud. He stated… Read More »

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Protecting Yourself from Unregistered Security Entities

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

As an investor, it’s important to protect yourself against investment scams and unregistered securities. At McCabe Rabin, , we have experience in representing investors and other members of the public against securities brokerage firms, broker-dealers, and registered investment advisors  which have mismanaged investor funds. If you are investing on your own, you also need… Read More »

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What is the Florida False Claims Act?

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

A number of states have enacted their own false claims acts that address state fraud. In Florida, there is the Florida False Claims Act, which was modeled after the federal version and offers some of the same protections to the local state government.  False claims include actions such as healthcare fraud and procurement fraud…. Read More »

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How to Expel an LLC Member in Florida

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

As an LLC member, you might be wondering if the law allows you to expel another member. Yes, Florida law allows for the expulsion of an LLC member in limited cases. There are certain circumstances that must apply pursuant to the Florida Revised Limited Liability Company Act, known as the “Revised Act.”   Outside the… Read More »

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Can You Enforce a Non-Compete Clause in Florida?

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

As an employer, preparing non-compete clauses can be useful when it comes to protecting certain aspects of your business. It is important to draft a legally binding agreement so that it can be enforced in the event of a breach by the former employee. In Florida, a non-compete agreement can be enforced provided it… Read More »

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Potentially Fraudulent Activity Tied to Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Earlier this year, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged two individuals who profited from the illegal stock sales of a business that claimed to have a related blockchain business. Blockchain business investments and initial coin offerings can be risky, so much so that the SEC has issued multiple investor bulletins in the past… Read More »

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