Federal Court Finds Tax Shelter Promoter Liable for Over $8 Million in Penalties for Timeshare Donation Scheme

Billings, Montana - On Dec. 16, following a bench trial in May 2021, a federal court in the District of Montana ruled that James Tarpey, a Montana-based attorney, is liable for approximately $8,465,000 in penalties for promoting a tax shelter involving improper deductions for donating timeshares.

Justice Department and CFPB Put Landlords and Mortgage Servicers on Notice About Servicemembers’ and Veterans’ Rights

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued two joint letters Monday regarding important legal housing protections for military families. One letter was sent to landlords and other housing providers regarding protections for military tenants. A second letter was sent to mortgage servicers regarding military borrowers who have already exited or will be exiting COVID-19 mortgage forbearance programs in the coming weeks and months.

Holiday Precautions Urged as COVID-19, Omicron Cases Spike Up

San Diego, California - An increasing number of COVID-19 cases, more upcoming holiday celebrations and the growing spread of the Omicron variant are prompting County health officials to urge San Diegans to do their part to keep the coronavirus spread from increasing even more.

Vaccination: Your Best Shot against the Flu

San Diego, California - The number of influenza cases in the San Diego region continues to increase, week after week.

San Diego County Closures for Christmas Day Holiday

San Diego, California - All public San Diego County offices, including family resource centers, library branches and animal shelters, will be closed on Friday, December 24 for Christmas.

Mouse Tests Positive for Hantavirus

San Diego County, California - One western harvest mouse collected in routine monitoring in the Black Mountain Ranch area has tested positive for hantavirus, County environmental health officials said this week.