Tag: Fraud

Five Counts of Fraudulent Sales Practice Dismissed

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.  Five Counts of Fraudulent Sales Practice allegations were dismissed against a Des Moines Bail bond agent after when the court found that the State’s evidence did not establish any intent to defraud associated with the allegations.  GRL’s client was accused of utilizing a person who did not have a bail bond agent license to complete portions of the bail bond process.  The prosecution claimed that allowing this person to engage in what were administrative tasks when they did not possess a bail bond license amounted to fraudulent sales practice even though the bail bonds agents […]

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Sue for the King or Sue for Yourself? Why Not Both?

Latin phrases are often found in many different modern-day concepts both inside and outside of the law.  For example, caveat emptor (let the buyer beware), bona fide (in good faith), de facto (in fact), in abstentia (in absence), indicia (indications).  Other Latin phrases are more common among lawyers, judges, and those who work in the legal field.  Examples include, in limine (meaning at the threshold and is a motion filed by one party prior to trial to keep evidence from being heard), guardian ad litem (meaning guarding for the case and is generally an independent party appointed to represent a […]

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