Finance News

State, Seminoles Get Divided Ruling in Tax, Sovereignty Dispute

By News Service of Florida |

Wading into complicated tax and sovereignty issues, a federal appeals court issued a split decision in a dispute between the state and the Seminole Tribe of Florida about rental and utility taxes on tribal property.

Santana Moss

Santana Moss 'Paying for It Now' on Investment Loss

By Celia Ampel |

The NFL free agent testified he left his financial affairs to a manager until he realized $1.4 million was gone from an account in his name. He's suing BB&T for negligence on his lost funds.

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Tax Lawyer's Claim of Fraudulent Inducement Proceeds

By Ben Bedell |

Steven Laduzinski alleged he was lured by a promise of a managerial post overseeing a high workload at consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal, but that the company was actually suffering from a sharp downturn and his supervisors were more interested in exploiting his business contacts with wealthy Latin Americans.

Burger King to McDonald's: Let's Make a McWhopper

This probably isn't what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King is asking McDonald's to join forces to create a "McWhopper."

Florida Taxpayers Pay Up: June Special Session Cost $651,000

A messy budget fight that forced Florida's legislators to hold an unusual June special session cost taxpayers more than $651,000, according to figures released by the Florida Senate.

Ray Lewis

Negligence Trial Begins for Ray Lewis, Santana Moss and Other Football Players Suing BB&T

By Julie Kay |

Jury selection began slowly in Miami federal court in the case filed by six current and former NFL players who blame BB&T for millions of dollars in investment losses.

The Question in This Malpractice Trial: Are These Law Firms Truly Credit-Repair Organizations?

By Celia Ampel |

A former client alleges Berges Law Group and Consumer Protection Counsel violated federal and state regulations for credit repair organizations.

Fed Up Group Plans Counter Jackson Hole Conference

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen may be skipping this year's annual gathering of central bank policymakers in Wyoming, but a group of demonstrators will be making their second appearance at the elite gathering. And this year they will be conducting their own teach-in aimed at convincing the Fed it should not be raising interest rates at its September meeting.

HANGZHOU, CHINA - AUGUST 24:  (CHINA OUT) An investor watches the electronic board at a stock exchange hall on August 24, 2015 in Hangzhou, China. Chinese shares plunged on Monday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 297.84 points, or 8.49 percent, to close at 3,209.91. The Shenzhen Component Index fell 931.76 points, or 7.83 percent, to close at 10,970.29.

Law Firms Eye Global Market Turmoil, China Plunge

By Susan Beck |

China's stock tumble, with its nerve-rattling aftershocks in the U.S., will likely cause many law firms to further scrutinize their strategy in Asia.

Negotiations With Seminoles About Casino Games Back on Track

By News Service of Florida |

A stalemate between the state and the Seminole Tribe of Florida about the tribe's right to offer blackjack and other games at its casinos appears to have thawed, according to a top Senate negotiator.

It’s Not Just Ashley Madison: 5 Other Embarrassing Company Hacks

By Zach Warren |

Ashley Madison may have people from government agents to Josh Duggar sweating, but these five cybersecurity hacks have already paved the way for potential embarrassment.