The 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act created a whistleblower program with not only employment protections but also financial incentives for people that report federal securities law violations to the SEC. Since that time there have been a deluge of whistleblowers that have provided the Securities and Exchange Commission with information on numerous serious securities violations. If represented by an attorney the whistleblower can remain anonymous. This helps to protect the person from recrimination by the firm about which they blew the whistle.
Under the guidelines of the SEC whistleblower program, the person sharing the information stands to receive up to 30% of the fines of over $1 million levied against companies the SEC can prove committed the violations. If other law enforcement or regulatory bodies collect fines from the same company based on the information provided by the whistleblower, that person may possibly be entitled more money based on how much the regulatory bodies collect. This is in addition to the protection from retaliation which the Dodd-Frank Act guarantees.
The law firm Labaton Sucharow has set up a practice that has as its sole purpose advocating for and protecting whistleblowers. Led by the former SEC enforcement division Assistant Director Jordan A. Thomas. Thomas, who was also the SEC’s Enforcement Division Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel, helped craft the whistleblower program. He even drafted the final implementation rules. Thomas is part of an impressive team of forensic accountants, financial analysts and investigators with the experience and specialized training needed properly support and represent the whistleblower.
Labaton Sucharow has a market-leading securities litigation platform and is able to provide whistleblowers with unparalleled representation. Anyone that has information they think is relevant for making a case against a company they think is involved in federal securities law violations and wants to participate in the SEC Whistleblower Program can simply contact the Labaton Sucharow whistleblower representation team through their website, via email, or by telephone and have their case evaluated. There is no charge for the evaluation or the initial consultation.
The potential whistleblower doesn’t have to give their name or the name of the company they think is involved in the securities violations. All information provided falls under attorney-client privilege and is therefore protected and will be kept confidential. This program also covers international whistleblowers. It’s important whistleblowers have the support of an experienced legal team to protect their rights.
Crystal Hunt is well known for her roles from daylight television, but is now beginning to branch out into the film industry. Hunt is best known for two prominent roles on daylight television, playing Lizzie Spaulding for four years on Guiding Light, which earned her a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. Followed by the role of Stacy Morasco for two seasons on One Life to Live. However, she entertainment career goes well beyond those two performances.
A series of pageants and commercials finally led to her breaking into the television industry with a series of fictional roles, as well as several appearances as herself. Crystal’s latest breakout role was in Magic Mike XXL which was released in 2015, as noted in this PR Newswire article, “Crystal Hunt Earns Featured Role in Magic Mike XXL“. The all-star cast of Magic Mike XXL brought in over $122 million worldwide across over 3,300 theaters.
Crystal’s talents do not stop at acting though, as she has also moved into the world of film production. In the upcoming Talbot County, which is currently in post-production, Hunt served as the executive producer, her first opportunity in that role. The film is described as “Six college kids in a sleepy Southern town, assigned a group project to rediscover a moment in history. A Hitchcockian tale of horror set in 1986 that delves into a hundred year old fable where our students are met with very real consequences that go beyond any classroom lessons.” An official release date has not been set yet for the film.
For now fans can look for Crystal Hunt in the upcoming second season of Queens of Drama on the POP network. For more on Crystal and all of her projects, visit her official website at http://crystalhunt.com/.
Global Tel Link (GTL) may have committed business suicide by attempting to use litigation to claim that their technologies and customer service is comparable to Securus Technologies, the reigning top provided of services to the civil and criminal justice industries. When Securus Technologies CEO, Richard Smith responded to news of GTL’s tactics, he issued a challenge for the companies to be judged by an independent technology firm. The CEO’s confidence stemmed from the fact that Securus had re-invested over $670 million back in the business and had acquired many technologies that lead the industry, including Guarded Exchange, Jpay Inc, CellBlox, JLG Rechnologies and Telerus. It also owns 125 patents and 35 pending which gives Securus a list of over 20 capabilities that GTL is lacking. In fact, Richard Smith stated that the current GTL technologies are outdated and was once used by Securus as well. The re-invested funds accounts for Securus being the largest calling platform in the world and allows the company to serve more than 3,450 public safety, correctional and law enforcement facilities across the country.
GTL’s attemp to use litigation may have prompted Securus’ latest series of press preleases that tells of GTL’s legal misconduct sited by numerous clients. The first in the series was publised June 7, 2016, and recounts actions reported by the Louisiana Public Service Commission. GTL’s pattern of behaviors include programming phones to add time to inmates calls, double billing for calls, over charging for calls and charging a rate above the amount permitted by the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Securus, who now provides the telephone platform and services to more than a million inmates and their friends, families and loved ones, also provide video visitation and video education. CEO Richard (Rick) Smith said that GTL’s behavior offends not only him but the entire industry that has the mission to serve their customers with their best interest at heart. The information of unethical and illegal conduct was filed by the Louisiana Public Service Commission and the series will include reports from other GTL clients over the next 6 months.
Marie Claire magazine featured an eye opening review with Kate Hudson. She discussed her company, Fabletics. Hudson also revealed that she is about to release a new line of dresses that are sure to appeal to women that like trendy clothing that is also very comfortable. Kate Hudson is one woman that truly believes in living an active and very healthy lifestyle. She believes that women should have access to clothing that fits this type of lifestyle. Her new line of athleisure dresses are beautiful, trendy, and made out of material that makes it extremely easy for a woman to go about her daily tasks.
New Line Of Clothing
Kate Hudson’s new line of clothing, Fabletics, is a gift to women that like comfort and fashion rolled into one outfit. Her ultra cute line of dresses includes a bra. This is something that leagues of women have longed for in dresses. Now, they have the uplift and feel of just enough support to keep them looking well put together throughout the day. Kate Hudson admits that she loves the high fashion look. She believes that Fabletics answers the call for a middle ground. For example, her clothing is made out of high performance and high quality material at half the price of those pricey designers. The fact is that most people are not able to afford expensive designer clothing. However, Fabletics clothing is very affordable.
Certainly, women are wondering who is the creative genius behind Fabletics. Well, Kate Hudson is the co-founder of Fabletics. Her inspiration for the company was born of a need to create clothing for women that like to stay active. Her line of clothing includes pieces that look good on a date, on the town, working out, at the office, or simply lounging around the pool.
Joining Fabletics is super easy. Simply take a quiz that is featured on the site. The quiz will help the site get to know the member’s personal style. Those that become a VIP Member to the monthly subscription retailer, receive extra perks. For example, their first outfit is only $25.00 and they get free shipping. All other outfits are less than $50.00. Members are also allowed to skip a month too. Fabletics provides an easy way for the average woman to stay on top of fashion trends. The best part is that the clothing is high quality and very affordable.