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ICC: Gbagbo Accused of Crimes Against Humanity
iNEWP- Freedom of SpeechDecember 1, 2011

Tens of thousands of people were caught between the crossfire and were displaced particularly in the commercial capital of Abidjan. Conditions for civilians are worsening as the violence continues displacing tens of thousands of people, particularly in ...more »

Attorney seeks mental health evaluation for Cambridge woman accused of killing dad
Wicked LocalDecember 1, 2011

Sragow allowed all the defense motions and one motion by Middlesex assistant district attorney Marian Ryan, asking that Verna's seven-year-old son be appointed a guardian ad litem who will represent the child during the course of the litigation. ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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Calif. OKs record fine against PG&E for 2008 blast
San Francisco ChronicleDecember 2, 2011

The problem started when workers installed substandard pipe in a 2006 repair at Paana's home on Paiute Way. PG&E failed to test the line at the time, and did not recheck it even after a similarly faulty repair was discovered nearby. ...more »

Collections
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Overstock Proposes Equity in Sales Tax Collection Act Bill
Sacramento BeeDecember 1, 2011

30, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSTK), today released a proposed Equity in Sales Tax Collection Act bill. The bill is designed to facilitate State Sales Tax simplification and collection, eliminate unfair competitive advantages ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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Religious slurs in lawyer's memo have court up in arms
Pioneer PressDecember 1, 2011

In the sedate and sober world of bankruptcy law, one lawyer's memorandum sticks out like a sore loser. "Across the country the court systems and particularly the Bankruptcy Court in Minnesota, are composed of a bunch of ignoramus, ...more »

Disputes With Irs
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Downers Grove businessman sentenced for tax evasion
Suburban Life PublicationsDecember 2, 2011

According to federal authorities, Conforti did not report earning more than $864000, for which he would have had to give $260903 to the government in taxes. Conforti owned Conforti Construction Co., which provided a variety of services including ...more »

Garnishment
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BBB Study: Debt Collection Industry Thrives, Complaints Soar
STLtoday.comDecember 29, 2011

29, 2011 – “They threatened to try and take my disability away,” one complainant said of a debt collector, and another said they “threatened to file criminal charges of check fraud” and contacted my friends saying “I would soon be arrested. ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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MF Global Brokerage Trustee to Sell 330 Securities Accounts
BusinessWeekDecember 1, 2011

Most of MF Global's smaller securities customers should have access to all of their funds, trustee James Giddens said in a filing yesterday in US Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan, citing indemnity from the Securities Investor Protection Corp. ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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Michael Holley Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
The LedgerDecember 1, 2011

Nearly all of the debt was incurred by his Kia and Chevrolet dealerships, but an estimated $960000 represents personal debt, according to documents filed with the US Bankruptcy Court in Tampa. Holley is filing under Chapter 7, which means he wants the ...more »

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