Ponzi Schemes: What They Are and How to Avoid Them

There are investment deals that are just too good to be true. One of those deals is the Ponzi scheme. For decades, experienced financier Bernie Madoff promised his investors substantial, yet stable returns using the split-strike conversion strategy. This is a viable plan that involved: Buying a handful of shares from companies in the S&P 500. Sell call options to limit how much the stock can be bought no matter how high the market goes. Buy put options that also limit the stock’s price no matter how low the market…

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Sexual Assault – what to expect in the courtroom

Surviving the trauma and devastation of a sexual assault displays an incredible kind of bravery. However, putting yourself through a court case in the pursuit of justice takes even more courage. If you’re pursuing legal action against the perpetrator then you’re probably already nervous about your day in court. The entire process can seem overwhelming and the idea of going over the details of what happened to you is both mentally draining and devastating. Your attorney will obviously go through the legalities of what will occur on the day and…

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What To Do If Injured in a Truck Crash?

When that large truck whizzes by on the highway, it can be a bit nerving. Is it going to change lanes? Can the driver see you in the side mirror? The sheer size makes it a formidable foe on the road, and, if the truck driver crashes into you, significant damage could occur to you and your car. What should you do? There are people who might be able to help with vehicle repair and medical damage; however, for that to happen, measures need to be taken early to prove the driver’s…

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An introduction to chancel repair liability

Chancel repair liability is a law that dictates that ecclesiastical organisations and landowners are responsible for the repair of churches. Chancel repair liability In 2003, a chancel liability bill of repair totalling £100,000 from the parochial church council was given to a couple in Aston Cantlow. This brought the law into the spotlight. After disputing the bill, the ruling went against the couple, who were then faced with a bill of £350,000 including legal costs. Now an infamous case, this serves as a reminder for property buyers to understand any…

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