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Is This a Pyramid, a Ponzi, or a Legitimate MLM?

If you have been following the news lately, I am sure you have heard of multi-billion-dollar fraud schemes that have left hundreds, possibly thousands, of investors broke.  Despite all this recent media attention, I have noticed that many individuals, including those in the media, haven’t grasped the differences between an illegal pyramid and a ponzi scheme (and NO, they are not the same thing).
By |January 12th, 2013|Articles, David Van Sambeek|Comments Off on Is This a Pyramid, a Ponzi, or a Legitimate MLM?|
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    What can an MLM company do when a former distributor cross-recruits?

What can an MLM company do when a former distributor cross-recruits?

Many times we receive calls from our MLM clients asking what can be done when a former distributor is poaching or cross-recruiting distributors to participate in his or her new MLM company.  We will assume that the former distributor has  already been terminated or resigned from the original MLM company.
By |January 12th, 2013|Articles, David Van Sambeek, Scott Wellman|Comments Off on What can an MLM company do when a former distributor cross-recruits?|
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    Supreme Court Clarifies ‘Regrettably Imprecise’ Taking Doctrine

Supreme Court Clarifies ‘Regrettably Imprecise’ Taking Doctrine

The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment provides, “nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”
By |June 2nd, 2005|Articles, Stuart Miller|Comments Off on Supreme Court Clarifies ‘Regrettably Imprecise’ Taking Doctrine|

IMMUNITY FOR POLICE CHASES

Division Three of the Court of Appeal for the Fourth Judicial District has joined the crusade for greater control over police officers chasing suspects at high speeds.
By |January 21st, 2003|Articles, Stuart Miller|Comments Off on IMMUNITY FOR POLICE CHASES|

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

Anyone seeking to join a regulated profession must satisfy certain requirements imposed by an administrative agency in order to obtain a license, and must abide by prescribed rules of conduct once a license is achieved. Licensees and applicants for licenses sometimes disagree with the applicable standards for obtaining professional certification, and sometimes believe that others in the profession are not conforming to fundamental principles upon which the profession is based.
By |July 20th, 1999|Articles, Stuart Miller|Comments Off on PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS|