Friday, 21 May 2010 22:41

Divorce and Custody

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

We understand that issues that arise within a family that need to be settled through the legal system can be exasperating and even traumatic. We represent those who need legal services for divorce and child custody. We treat each case with the delicacy and respect that our clients deserve and distinguish ourselves by seeking solutions best suited to the needs of our clients.

Divorce happens, and when it does, we will be there to help. We will represent you through the trial court level for a flat fee of $950.00 exclusive of costs if the matter truly is uncontested and for a quoted retainer, exclusive of costs, if contested. To us contested means formal discovery is filed by either party or custody of minor children is sought by formal pleading by both parties. We can only offer a flat fee service in the counties in which we have offices or the counties contiguous to those counties.

If you have questions or need additional information, call Law Offices of Gary Green toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com.

Friday, 21 May 2010 22:41

Qui Tam

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Qui Tam is an abbreviation for a Latin phrase qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso in hoc parte sequitur meaning who sues on behalf of the king as well as for himself. Qui tam is a writ under the Federal Civil False Claims Act that allows a private citizen with knowledge of past or present fraud committed against the U.S. federal government to sue on its behalf. This provision allows a private person, known as a relator, to file suit in the name of the U.S. Government, charging fraud by government contractors and other entities that receive or use government funds, and share any money recovered. The relator need not have been personally harmed by the defendant’s conduct.

A qui tam relator files a complaint, under seal, in a U.S. District Court that has jurisdiction over the case. Along with the complaint, the relator must also file a written disclosure of substantially all material evidence and information the person possesses. The primary purpose for the written disclosure is to provide the government with enough information to properly investigate the claim to determine if it will join in the lawsuit. Qui tam has been, and continues to be, a very effective and successful tool in combating government procurement and program fraud and recovering revenue lost because of the fraud.

If you believe you have evidence of wrongdoing that falls into one of the categories described in these pages, e-mail us at ggreen@gGreen.com or call us at (501) 224-7400, or toll free at 1-888-442-7947 to learn more about your rights. The consultation is free, and we are paid only if a recovery is obtained.

Friday, 21 May 2010 22:41

Stock and Securities Fraud

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Stockbroker fraud or negligence can include misrepresenting stocks or risks, recommending unsuitable stocks, charging excessive transaction fees, or failing to diversify an investor’s portfolio. It is a stockbroker’s responsibility to consider their client’s best interest in all investment transactions.

Most investors have little time to properly research the myriad of entities whose securities trade each day. As such, the majority of investors leave that task to stockbrokers and financial planners. Unfortunately, some of those investors end up wishing they had done their homework themselves.

The overwhelming majority of investment professionals are honest, hard working individuals. Nevertheless, each day stockbrokers are accused of cheating their clients. The increase in security-related lawsuits over the last two decades is startling.

It seems that almost daily we hear national news stories about investors losing substantial amounts of money in their investment portfolios. Unfortunately, many of the losses are attributable to securities fraud.

Often, victims of investment fraud have lost a significant portion of their life savings and we understand it may be impossible to recover. As a result, victims of stockbroker and investment fraud deserve strong and effective representation.

If you have lost more than $200,000 out of pocket in your broker managed investment account, and suspect fraud or mismanagement, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please contact Law Offices of Gary Green toll free and without obligation to discuss your legal options regarding stock and securities fraud at 1-888-442-7947 or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

Friday, 21 May 2010 22:41

Business and Commercial Litigation

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Business litigation deals with the legal problems arising from commercial and business relationships including litigation of controversies arising from those relationships. Business and commercial litigation law includes evaluating, handling, and resolving such controversies before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies, mediators, and arbitrators.

We offer percentage and hybrid fees to help finance the cost of business litigation. To submit or discuss a particular situation please contact Law Offices of Gary Green toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com.

Friday, 21 May 2010 22:41

Prescriptive Easements

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

If you are the owner of land locked property, need an access easement and negotiations have failed, contact us for litigation services.

Generally, one cannot be denied reasonable access. Reasonable access usually includes a roadway and utility access. We’ve got experience!

If you have questions about easements or need additional information, call Law Offices of Gary Green today toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com.

Law Offices of Gary Green is located in Little Rock and serves clients throughout Arkansas and across the country.

Incorporation and a limited liability company are both ways to attempt to avoid personal liability by creating a separate legal entity that is recognized as a person under the law. A limited liability company (LLC) is a legal form of business offering limited liability to its owners. It is similar to a corporation and is often a more flexible form of ownership, especially suitable for smaller companies with a limited number of owners.

If you choose to limit liability in this way, it is important to remember that the mere fact of incorporating the business or forming the limited liability company is not enough. You must hold out for the world to see that they are dealing with a separate entity and cannot reasonably expect personal liability from the owners of the business. In this regard, the name of the business should always show the limited designation when the name is displayed, e.g., on signage, stationery, business cards, etc. In addition, when signing for the company the signer should always have a title following the signature, e.g. John Doe, President. In case the corporate or limited veil is pierced, liability insurance is always recommended to a business owner.

The main difference we find between corporations and limited liability companies is the record keeping requirements. A corporation can have its corporate veil pierced for not keeping corporate records, while a limited liability company is not expected to keep much in the way of records beyond its annual franchise tax requirement and income tax reporting requirements.

Corporate records should be kept of all major transactions and updated at least annually. These record keeping requirements are statutory and are not as stringently found in the later-year statutes, which allow the creation of LLCs. LLCs pass all income directly to the members, with no lower taxation applicable to the LLC entity.

While limiting liability is probably the most important reason for forming a small company, tax treatment is also a consideration. Companies are usually taxed at a lower rate than a high-income individual is and corporations sometimes can elect a fiscal year end other than the calendar year while LLCs cannot elect a year end other than the end of the calendar year.

Without giving tax or securities advice, our fee for incorporating a small business or forming a limited liability company in any state in which we have an office is $500.00 plus costs. Costs include filing fees at the Secretary of State’s office, initial franchise taxes, and the cost of a corporate record book. Costs vary from state to state but usually do not exceed $200.00.

Contact the attorney manager of Law Offices of Gary Green in the state in which you reside for this service or for any questions or additional information contact us toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com.

Friday, 21 May 2010 22:41

Toxic Torts

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Toxic tort cases are complex litigation cases that seek recourse for a person injured by hazardous materials and chemicals. In the United States, toxic materials are found in the air, water, food, work place, and even at home. Harmful substances include lead paint, pharmaceutical drugs, toxic mold, pesticides, chemicals and asbestos.

Many people come in contact with toxic materials by occupational exposure or pharmaceutical drugs. Because of the abundance of toxic materials in our country, there is a serious risk of exposure that can lead to  injury, disease, and death. Victims of a personal injury caused by exposure to a toxic substance may seek recourse for serious injuries.

Additionally, these cases often result in a class action law suit, because toxic exposure usually affects more than one person.

If you or a loved one has had an injury or illness due to a toxic substance, we may be able to help. If you have any questions or need additional information, call us toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com.

Friday, 21 May 2010 22:40

Compartment Syndrome

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Acute Compartment Syndrome is an acute medical problem following injury, surgery or in most cases repetitive and extensive muscle use in which increased pressure (usually caused by inflammation) within a confined space and without proper treatment, may lead to nerve damage and muscle death. This condition is most commonly seen in the leg. It is a medical emergency that requires immediate surgery known as a fasciotomy to allow the pressure to return to normal.

The connective tissue that defines the compartment does not stretch. A small amount of bleeding into the compartment, or swelling of the muscles within the compartment can cause the pressure to rise greatly.

Common Causes of Compartment Syndrome include:

  • Tibial or forearm fractures
  • Hemorrhage (bleeding)
  • IV Drug injection
  • Prolonged limb compression, crush injuries and burns
  • Casts

Signs and Symptoms: (Known as the 6 “P”s)

  • Pain out of proportion to what is expected
  • Paraesthesias (altered sensation)
  • Passive Stretch pain
  • Pulseless
  • Paralysis
  • Pressure on passive extension of the compartment

Pain is often reported early and almost universally. The patient usually reports deep, constant, and poorly localized pain that is usually out of proportion with the injury. Pain is aggravated by stretching the muscle group and is not relieved by medication up to and including Morphine.

Parestheisa is altered sensation e.g. “Sticks & Needles”.

Paralysis & Passive Stretch of the limb is usually a late finding. The affected compartment may feel very tense and firm as well as pressure.

Failure to relieve the pressure can result in necrosis (death) of tissue in that compartment and hypoxia (lack of oxygen) of those tissues. If left untreated, Acute Compartment Syndrome can lead to more severe conditions and loss of the affected limb.

If you you or a loved one is suffering from Compartment Syndrome, call Law Offices of Gary Green toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 to discuss your legal options or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com.

Friday, 21 May 2010 22:35

Medical Malpractice

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Law Offices of Gary Green staffs in-house medical and legal personnel to review most cases. In addition, we have developed a network of expert witnesses whom we can call on for additional review and testimony, if needed. We know how violated you may feel discovering that you or a loved one is a victim of medical negligence or medical malpractice.

Our offices are equipped to deal with all cases concerning medical malpractice including:

If you suspect that you or a loved one is the victim of medical negligence or medical malpractice, call Law Offices of Gary Green toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com.

Friday, 21 May 2010 22:32

Birth Injury

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Birth injury lawsuits can be brought against healthcare facilities, doctors, surgeons and medical staff with allegations that can include negligence, wrongful diagnoses or failure to diagnose physical defects in unborn children, and for causing injuries or disabilities in newborn children including cerebral palsy.

If you suspect that your child is the victim of a birth related injury, call Law Offices of Gary Green toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com.