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A Day Off to Vote (#DOV) – Florida

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

How can your firm or business ensure that its employees will have the time and opportunity to cast their ballots in Election 2020? Join the 60 firms* participating in our nonpartisan project and give your employees “A Day Off to Vote.” It can be Election Day or an early voting day. Any amount of time off… Read More »

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Ryon McCabe speaks at Qui Tam Seminars

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Firm partner Ryon McCabe was recently invited as a guest speaker at two seminars on Qui Tam Whistleblower cases. In December 2019, the Federal Bar Association in Orlando hosted a seminar titled, “What is a Qui Tam?” How the False Claims Act impacts your practice.” The seminar featured a defense lawyer, a whistleblower lawyer… Read More »

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LLC Membership Disputes: Can a Member of an LLC be Expelled?

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

By Lauren Johnson* Introduction The short answer is “Yes.” But there are certain circumstances, under Florida’s Revised Limited Liability Company Act (the “Revised Act”), that must apply before expulsion may occur. As of January 1, 2015, LLCs in the State of Florida are subject to the Revised Act, set forth in Chapter 605, Florida… Read More »

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A Primer on the New SEC Whistleblower Program

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of the Whistleblower opened for business in August 2011. In light of the devastating securities-fraud cases of the last decade, Congress included a provision in the Dodd-Frank Act that incents private citizens to report suspected securities fraud. A tip, if it leads to a successful enforcement… Read More »

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New FINRA Suitability Rule in a Nutshell

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

FINRA Rule 2111, the new suitability rule enacted by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), takes effect on July 9, 2012. Rule 2111 states in pertinent part: a member or an associated person must have a reasonable basis to believe that a recommended transaction or investment strategy involving a security or securities is suitable… Read More »

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Supreme Court Clarifies the Construction of the Apportionment Rule for Joint Proposals for Settlement

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

In a pair of recent rulings, the Florida Supreme Court has again clarified the apportionment requirement in Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.442(c)(3) for proposals for settlement. In both recent cases – Audiffred v. Arnold, No. SC12-2377, and Pratt v. Weiss, No. SC12-1783 – the court invalidated the proposal at issue as an improper… Read More »

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Reverse Mortgage Fraud & the False Claims Act

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Reverse mortgage fraud is on the rise, and taxpayers are paying the bill. How? A reverse mortgage is a type of home equity loan available only to elderly borrowers who have a large amount of equity in their homes. Essentially, the borrower cashes out the equity by taking a loan, usually paid to the… Read More »

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Shire Pharmaceuticals Settles False Claims Act Case

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

According to the Department of Justice, Shire Pharmaceuticals, LLC (“Shire”) has agreed to settle two qui tam lawsuits brought by whistleblowers alleging violations of the False Claims Act for allegedly making false and unsupported claims related to Adderall XR, Vyvanse, Daytrana, and promoting off-label uses of its drugs Pentasa, and Lialda. According to the… Read More »

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Former Federal Prosecutor and Candidate for Palm Beach County State Attorney, Dina Keever, Joins McCabe Rabin

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Our firm welcomes Dina Keever, who is joining the firm as Senior Counsel. Dina is an exceptionally talented and skilled lawyer, having served as a federal prosecutor in both the Southern District of Florida and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She is a former law clerk to Judge Peter Fay of the United States… Read More »

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Florida Updates LLC Laws to Attract New Business to the State

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Florida’s Legislature has unanimously passed Senate Bill 1300 (the “Bill”) aimed at updating the state’s decades-old limited liability company (LLC) laws. The Bill will first take effect on January 1, 2014. Florida’s LLC laws date back to 1982, when the state was the second in the nation, after Wyoming, to pass such laws. Since… Read More »

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