Qui Tam

Qui Tam is from a Latin phrase meaning ?he who brings a case on behalf of our lord the King, as well as for himself?. Today, Qui Tam commonly means when a lawsuit is brought by a private citizen under a federal or state False Claims Act against another person or company. The lawsuit will alleged that the person or company who is sued is believed to have violated the…

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What is Fiduciary Duty?

When you entrust someone to handle your money or your assets, that person will normally have a fiduciary duty in the handling of your money or assets. A fiduciary relationship is one of special trust and confidence between the parties. One example of a business relationship that may create a fiduciary duty is a financial advisor who is given authority to manage the funds, property or affairs of his client….

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Limitations and City Claims

(May 10, 2010): Normally there is statute of limitations that will apply to most civil lawsuits. This means that a claim must be filed in Court within a certain time after the action complained about occurred. For instance, in Texas, if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident and suffer an injury you must file a lawsuit within 2 years of the date of the accident. Failure to do…

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