Prince Andrew and the Epstein Relationship

Posted on Jun 10, 2020 in Blog
Prince Andrew and the Epstein Relationship

Richard Roth, Esq – Tuesday 9th June 2020 In the ongoing criminal investigation of Jeffrey Epstein, the U.S. Department of Justice (”DOJ”) has made a formal request to interview Prince Andrew of the British Royal Family.  The request to interview was finalized by federal prosecutors from the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office.  Although Epstein took his […]

Lori Loughlin Was Smart in Taking The Deal

Posted on Jun 3, 2020 in Blog
Lori Loughlin Was Smart in Taking The Deal

May 29th 2020 Last week, celebrity Lori Laughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, a fashion designer, agreed to plead guilty to charges relating to wrongfully getting her daughters admitted to the University of Southern California.  They were charged with paying $500,000 to have their two daughters falsely designated as recruits to U.S.C.’s crew team to […]

Trump vs Twitter

Posted on Jun 3, 2020 in Blog
Trump vs Twitter

29th of May 2020 In several tweets yesterday, President Trump, upset that social media platforms are picking on him, has threatened to shut them down.  That is, after Twitter added a fact-check to some of his posts, Trump declared that he is going to “regulate” or even “close down” Twitter.   While Trump cannot “close down” […]

New Meaning of Defenses: Impossibility of Performance

Posted on Apr 22, 2020 in Blog
New Meaning of Defenses:  Impossibility of Performance

Richard Roth, Esq – 22nd April 2020             We recently wrote a blog on how the force majeure clause has become so important in defending contracts in this COVID-19 era.  So, too, is the impossibility defense.  That is, an alternative to force majeure clauses that excuse performance is for parties to argue impossibility of performance. […]

Contractual Defenses – The Force Majeure Clause Steps Up

Posted on Apr 21, 2020 in Blog
Contractual Defenses – The Force Majeure Clause Steps Up

Richard Roth, Esq – 21st April 2020 The Coronavirus has created a “new normal.”  All across the United States, quarantine-in-place orders have been issued, along with emergency legislation to restrict non-essential business from operating in over 30 states.[1] As businesses, sports and commerce continue to be restricted, fulfilling contractual obligations have become a major issue. […]

MLB steps up to the plate: data, data, data

Posted on Apr 17, 2020 in Blog
MLB steps up to the plate:  data, data, data

Richard Roth, Esq. – April 17th 2020 The most important aspect of determining how to resolve the Coronavirus as well as how to best get the workforce back in place has come down to testing, as all governors have made it clear that with testing and data, the scientists will be able to forge ahead.  […]

The Largest Constitutional Dilemma: The federal government against the states

Posted on Apr 13, 2020 in Blog
The Largest Constitutional Dilemma:  The federal government against the states

Richard Roth, Esq – April 13th 2020 President Trump’s claim that he has the power “to open up the states” and not the governors is not only positively false, but was the largest issue that the framers grappled with during the Constitutional Convention. Trump, simply ignorant of the laws, seeks to project an image of […]

Sunset for Settlements?

Posted on Jul 20, 2015 in Blog

ANASD rule change destined to take effect later this year would have the unintended consequence of making it harder for investors to obtain the redress they seek against brokers. Indeed, proposed Rule 2130, which would prohibit the expungement of CRD records unless a claim is factually impossible or clearly erroneous, effectively shoots the consumer in […]

Keep It Dark

Posted on Jul 20, 2015 in Blog

Arbitrations are designed to be the final word in disputes between investors and the firms and reps that serve them. Thus, it is not surprising that when an NASD arbitration panel hands down a ruling, it measures its words carefully. Very carefully. A typical ruling might read like this: “Respondent must pay Claimant ,000 as […]

The ‘Streamlined’ FINRA Arbitration System: Are You Kidding Me?

Posted on Jul 20, 2015 in Blog

On the FINRA website, under the Overview section of “FINRA Arbitration and Mediation,” FINRA describes the Dispute Resolution process as “typically less costly and faster to use as a way to settle a dispute than to take a case to court.” The site goes on to state that “FINRA has extensive experience providing a fair, […]

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