Jerry Falwell Jr. has settled a federal lawsuit involving a Florida real estate venture.The Miami Herald reports that Falwell has agreed to pay Gordon Bello an undisclosed amount of money.Falwell is the president of Liberty University, an evangelical Christian school in Lynchburg, Virginia. Bello is an attorney and legislative aide for the Miami-Dade County Commission.Bello sued in 2017, claiming he was promised a stake in a South Beach hostel that Falwell purchased in 2013 for $4.7 million. Bello claims he and his father, Miami builder Jett Bello, pitched Falwell on the hostel idea after being introduced by a high school friend of the younger Bello. Falwell denies promising Gordon Bello anything. Falwell’s lawyers noted Bello never filed any emails, texts or documents suggesting a deal existed.___Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com … [Read more...] about Falwell settles lawsuit over Florida real estate venture
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City Councilor Michelle Wu called for sweeping change to Boston’s development review process Monday by proposing that the Boston Planning and Development Agency be abolished — overdue action needed to address the city’s pressing problems, she said. Wu, detailing the proposal in a 54-page report, said the agency has only served the well-connected in an outdated system designed 60 years ago that lacks accountability and transparency. Meanwhile, Boston’s modern day problems have continued on, unchecked, she says. “Instead of delivering the resources to address our most urgent challenges, Boston’s development process is making our problems worse,” Wu wrote in the report, titled, “Fixing Boston’s Broken Development Process: Why and How to Abolish the BPDA.” “We’re more and more anxious about rising home prices and rents, frustrated daily by increasingly awful commutes, and scared about the flooding and extreme heat … [Read more...] about Michelle Wu wants to abolish the BPDA. Here’s what to know.
One bonus I enjoy whenever we travel to see my daughter in Montana is an opportunity to also visit my friend Bobby.Coincidentally, Bobby moved to an area only minutes from my daughter’s home.He’s Bob to everyone else now that he’s a septuagenarian, but he’ll always remain Bobby to me.Bobby and I grew up together in New York in an area called The Rockaways. We remained in close proximity until I moved to San Diego and he and his wife, DeeDee, settled in the city of Bozeman in southern Montana.There are many parallels in our lives as we’re the same age: we both have long and successful marriages, we each have three children, and grandkids everywhere.The one area where there is a mammoth gap is in our relative assets.Last week, Bobby closed a sale on an investment property he bought years back.At roughly the same time he purchased that real estate asset, I chose to invest in domain names, one of which I recently sold at a multiple of 150 times my original … [Read more...] about Column: Friendship and treasure found in Montana
These tactics can can add up to millions in tax savings over a lifetime. Tom Wheelwright Published 12:02 pm CDT, Thursday, October 3, 2019 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images 7 Steps to Reduce Your Taxes by 10-40% Permanently 1 / 1 Back to Gallery To help entrepreneurs maximize tax savings and build long-term wealth, every school should be teaching their students these seven tax tips in financial education classes. As millions go back-to-school, the majority never learn this information in home economics and business courses. And because taxes are anyone’s greatest … [Read more...] about 7 Steps to Reduce Your Taxes by 10-40% Permanently
PROVIDENCE — Nathan Carman thought his boat was in good working order when he left Point Judith, R.I., on a fishing trip three years ago, but something “fairly catastrophic” caused it to sink rapidly, causing his mother’s death, Carman’s lawyer said Wednesday. “Mr. Carman would never go out there with his mom in the middle of nowhere if he felt the boat was going to sink,” Carman’s lawyer, David F. Anderson, said during closing arguments Wednesday in a civil insurance trial over Carman’s efforts to collect $85,000 for the loss of the vessel. “Something let go in that boat.” In a 90-minute statement that capped the eight-day federal trial, Anderson argued that the 31-foot Chicken Pox was in poor condition when Carman bought it nine months before it sank, its problems masked by a good paint job and bonding. But a lawyer for two insurers countered that Carman, a Vermont man under investigation for the deaths of his … [Read more...] about Nathan Carman’s insurance trial comes to a close