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Welcome to the Official Blog of Simas & Associates, Ltd. Below, please find recent postings from our firm in regards to items of interest concerning our law firm, our cities, state, and nation, and our legal practice areas and service. We try to update frequenty, so check back often.

Fantasy Football is Not Gambling

With the increased popularity (or more likely, increased amount of advertising) of daily fantasy leagues, it is important to remind people that participating in fantasy leagues for any sport is not presently illegal. That is right – it is NOT ILLEGAL, contrary to popular assumption. The Unlawful Internet Gambling and Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA), […]

Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record

1 in 3 Americans have been convicted of a crime in their lifetime. [1] Getting a job with a criminal record in the healthcare industry is difficult, even impossible for certain jobs. Not only are the licensing authorities who issue licenses to medical professionals likely to discipline a license holder for the criminal conviction, but […]

Steven L. Simas Presents at 2015 CPTA Conference

On September 26 and 27, 2015, Steven L. Simas, founder and owner of Simas & Associates, Ltd. spoke at the 2015 Annual Conference for the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA). The conference was held at the Pasadena Convention Center and had over several hundred physical therapists in attendance. This year’s conference featured two days of educational […]

Facing 11 Causes for Discipline and $250,000 in fines, Simas & Associates, Ltd. Negotiates 2-years Probation, $2,500 fine.

Insurance broker found himself in dire straits after some mishandled paperwork resulted in negative consequences for an elderly client, who subsequently passed away. The Department of Insurance initially interpreted the broker’s actions as intentional and fraudulent. Through persistence, critical corroborating witnesses and evidence, attorney Justin D. Hein was able to convince the Department otherwise. Furthermore, […]

Teladoc, Inc. v. Texas Medical Board, et al.

A temporary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman poses as one of the first applications of the February 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision, North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission. In granting the preliminary injunction, Judge Pittman provided an early victory for Dallas-based Teladoc, a company that connects patients and doctors over the […]


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