Elizabeth Wilkerson

States Silence Musical Copycats

By: - July 28, 2006

Platters pretenders and conning Coasters beware — states are cracking down on copycat musical groups who steal gigs from authentic artists and cheat fans. Connecticut, Illinois, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and South Carolina have passed new laws requiring that performing groups include at least one original member in order to use a group’s name in advertisements […]

States, SEC Work to Protect Elderly Investors

By: - July 11, 2006

In preparation for the biggest retirement boom in history, states are joining with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) to protect seniors from predatory sales tactics and investment fraud. At the same time, several states are stepping up efforts to educate seniors about dangers of investing without […]