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How a Mortgage Broker’s License Can Get Suspended

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Most people rely on mortgage brokers to buy houses. While most of those in the mortgage industry are trustworthy individuals, some violate the laws by charging unnecessary fees or engaging in fraud. This is against the law and can lead to license suspension and revocation and even legal consequences. Therefore, if you are a… Read More »

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Florida Pharmacy Tech’s License Suspended After Stealing Pills

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Pharmacists have a huge responsibility. They must ensure that prescriptions are filled properly. They must also be honest with the medications they have in their inventory. Pharmacists have access to a wide variety of drugs, including opioids and other addictive pills. If they take these drugs for their own use, they can face serious… Read More »

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Property Rental Ethics

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

A house is the most expensive asset that most people will own. With homes costing hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars, there’s a lot that goes into the home buying process. Real estate professionals must be licensed and abide by ethical guidelines. But is the process different when a person is using… Read More »

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Dentist License Suspended Over Fraud Charges

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Dentists and other medical professionals must do what they can to protect their license. Their license is typically their livelihood. Without it, they cannot work or earn income. Therefore, they must act in a moral and ethical manner at all times in order to hold onto their license. A professional can face licensing issues… Read More »

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2 Real Estate Professionals Lose Licenses Over Financial Issues

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Brokers are in the real estate field to make money, and with people buying and selling houses every day, there is a lot of money to be made. However, some people make bad financial decisions, and these choices can affect not only themselves, but employees and other companies as well. Two real estate professionals,… Read More »

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Ethical Issues in the Mortgage Industry

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Fraud is not an acceptable business practice, even though many people in the United States engage in it in order to further themselves and their careers. The finance industry is rife with employees looking to make more money, and they do that by lying or committing fraud. The mortgage industry is no exception. Considered… Read More »

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Professional Engineer Files Complaint After Boeing Refuses Safety Upgrades

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many companies create budgets and do things to help cut back on expenses. That’s why layoffs are common. After all, operating a business can be quite costly. However, when cutbacks come at the expense of consumer safety, then it becomes an ethics issue. Ethical issues can happen in any company and any industry, but… Read More »

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Pharmacist Arrested for Opioid Scheme

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

The United States is going through a serious drug crisis. Not only are Americans dying from overdoses caused by illegal drug use, but also prescription drug use. A major contributor to these fatalities is opioid overdoses. Approximately 130 people die from opioid overdoses in the United States every day. Opioids include Vicodin, OxyContin, morphine,… Read More »

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Ethics in the Dentistry Field

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

We trust our dentists to know what is best for us and our oral health. Dentists spend many years in school learning the ins and out of tooth and gum health. When it comes to patient care, most dentists make the right decisions. When it comes to ethics, though, sometimes following the rules can… Read More »

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Ethical Choices in the Engineering Field Not Always So Clear

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

In 2003, when the Space Shuttle Columbia deteriorated, it was determined that the cause was a piece of foam. This piece of foam collided into a wing, causing a hole. Atmospheric gases leaked into the hole, killing all seven astronauts on board. Professional engineers are always creating new products and road improvements. While the… Read More »