Reporter- Boston Business Journal
How many Americans have been victims of identity theft? According to a new FindLaw.com survey, 29 percent of U.S. adults say they’ve had their identity stolen. What’s more, about 10 percent say they’ve been hit by identity theft twice.
Identity theft can include everything from having personal data stolen by a computer virus to the theft of credit cards and IDs from a purse or wallet, and can result in serious damage to a person’s finances, credit, and quality of life.
What did the survey discover about identity theft victims, and what can you do to protect your own identity?
1. Ryan’s Blog Can Be Introduced Under ‘Rule 106.’
The judge cites “Rule 106″ when he allows Ryan’s blog posts into evidence. Surprisingly, the Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence do have a Rule 106, and it does deal with the contents of writings. But this rule says only that if one party introduces a recorded statement, the other party can require introduction of any other part. In this case, only one side is asking for it, so Rule 106 doesn’t apply. (It’s really for introducing portions of depositions.)
2. Evidence of Domestic Violence Can Be Excluded Because the Wife Never Filed Reports.
The judge initially refuses to allow Annalise to introduce evidence of the wife’s domestic violence because there’s nothing to corroborate it. Wrong answer, judge!
Broadcast network NBC has agreed to settle claims filed by former interns who claimed the network’s unpaid internship program violated federal and state labor laws.
A group of interns led by ex-“Saturday Night Live” intern Monet Eliastam filed the class action lawsuit last year alleging that unpaid interns were being used in place of normal workers at NBC. The suit also alleged that NBC’s internship program failed to provide academic or vocational training. If approved by the judge in case, the $6.4 million settlement would be distributed among thousands of former interns, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
What can business owners learn from NBC’s settlement in this case? Here are five things to remember when it comes to unpaid interns:
“Unprovoked and not speaking a word, the male then swung at one of the officers with a hatchet, striking his right arm,” Police Commissioner William Bratton said of the incident. “After striking the officer, the suspect continues swinging the hatchet, striking a second officer in the head, causing him to fall to the sidewalk.”
Based on the final regulations, an applicant will be considered to have an “adverse credit history” only if that applicant has one or more debts, with a total outstanding balance of more than $2,085, that are more than 90 days delinquent as of the date of the applicant’s credit report. The outstanding-balance threshold is also subject to an increase over time, based on the inflation rate as measured by the consumer price index.