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Online Poker’s Bad Beat

Many Americans have nightmares around April 15th, which is of course our unforgiving tax deadline.  For US-based online poker players, April 15th, 2011, also known as “Black Friday,” was dreadful for a different reason. Without warning, US players woke up to find themselves barred from logging on to any of Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
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Vendor Vigilance in the WIC Program

A fast-growing state licensing area is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (“WIC”). In 2011 alone, the California WIC Program trained 2,970 new vendors. As with any new license area comes the potential for abuse. However, given the subject-matter, WIC is prone to overzealous prosecution of licensees. Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
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Strategy for Handling California Veterinary Medical Board Investigations

California Veterinary Medical Board Investigation Process The California Veterinary Medical Board (“Board”) receives from 500 to 600 consumer complaints per year. While many of these complaints do not necessarily constitute violations of the Veterinary Practice Act, the Board aggressively investigates complaints, including against the clients of Simas & Associates, Ltd. Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago