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Melanie Damian Obtains Court Approval for a $750,000 Settlement

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Attorney Melanie Damian, court-appointed receiver for the Estate of the Hunter Wise Entities, recently obtained a $750,000 settlement from the former directors and officers of the Hunter Wise entities. Ms. Damian, of Damian & Valori, LLP, was appointed receiver when Hunter Wise, which traded in precious metals for private customers, was shut down and its…

201403.05
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Ten Courtroom Do’s and Don’ts

An attorney should practice appropriate behavior and attitude in the courtroom, not only because it is required by the Rules of Professional Conduct, but also because it makes an attorney a more effective advocate. I. Proper Attire A lawyer should dress professionally.  Appearing in the courtroom disheveled, or wearing tight –fitting clothing, short skirts, or…

201401.21
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The Independent Tort Doctrine Post Tiara

CASE SUMMARIES – THE INDEPENDENT TORT DOCTRINE POST TIARA Summaries Through January 21, 2015 Prepared by Peter F. Valori and Amanda Fernandez 1.  Tiara Condo. Assoc., Inc. v. Marsh & McLennan Co., 110 So. 3d 399 (2013) Supreme Court of Florida March 7, 2013 Facts: Marsh, an insurance broker, secured for Tiara a windstorm policy. …

201310.21
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The Dodd-Frank Act, the CFTC’s Crackdown on Off-Exchange Financed Commodity Transactions, and the Role of the Court-Appointed Fiduciary

The Dodd-Frank Act, the CFTC’s Crackdown on Off-Exchange Financed Commodity Transactions, and the Role of the Court-Appointed Fiduciary by Kenneth Dante Murena* Investors who have braved the mine fields of purchasing precious metals outside of a registered exchange have for years been exposed, whether they knew it or not, to exorbitant fees and calculated misrepresentations,…

201211.01
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Melanie Damian in the News

Bradenton Herald By KATE BRUMBACK — Associated Press ATLANTA — The lawyer appointed to recover the assets of a south Georgia bank director who disappeared in June says the process is complicated by holdings in Venezuela and the fact that it’s not clear whether he’s still alive. Melanie Damian has been working since August to…

201108.22
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Judge Orders Comprehensive Care to Pay $1.3 Million to Former Employee

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Press Release Miami, Florida, February 14, 2011 – Dr. Jerry Katzman, a respected Tampa physician and former executive with Comprehensive Care Corporation, recently won a $1,306,456 judgment against his former employer for breach of contract and a reinstatement of 10,000,000 Warrants. In May 2009, Comprehensive Care, a healthcare company in Tampa Florida hired Dr. Katzman…

201108.22
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Judge Orders Related Group to Pay Over $330K in Bonuses to Former Employee

Miami, Florida, December 22, 2010 – Jonathan Veniar, the former project manager with The Related Group’s Trump Towers development, recently won a summary judgment against the developer for $331,421.66 in bonuses that they had withheld from him. Mr. Veniar, began his work as the project manager for the Related Group’s Trump Towers condominium development in…

201108.15
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Sean Nathan Healy Turns Himself Over to Federal Authorities

Press Release Miami, Florida, October 15, 2009 – Sean Nathan Healy, a Weston resident and self-employed trader, turned himself over to Federal authorities in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania following his indictment and the issuance of an arrest warrant by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Healy appeared before the District Court, which…