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U.K. Government Says Fewer Workers Struck Than Unions Estimate
BloombergDecember 1, 2011

Members of 30 public-sector unions protested plans to make government employees retire later and contribute more to their pensions. The Trades Union Congress, Britain's umbrella labor movement, said as many as 2 million workers took part. ...more »

Lawmaker wants fishermen's oil spill claims mediated
Tri Parish TimesDecember 1, 2011

And while the industry struggles to recoup damages, creditors and bill collectors are staying in touch with the fishermen and descending upon financed assets. Harrison called this the “misery factor.” “(Attorneys) need to give (claimants) that ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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Supreme Court will hear a landmark case which changed rules for pensioners
CanadianBusiness.comDecember 1, 2011

The appeal to the Supreme Court argues that the ruling creates uncertainty for companies trying to recover under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, which allows companies protection while they work out ways of avoiding bankruptcy. ...more »

Collections
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Tampa Attorney at the Law Office of Sonya C. Colon Improves Website to Further ...
PR Web (press release)December 1, 2011

The site offers helpful information to remove some of the fear and uncertainty from the legal process, including basic information on divorce law and bankruptcy law. "Our improved site is designed entirely with our clients and potential clients in mind ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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Bankruptcies hit a nearly four-year low
San Antonio ExpressDecember 1, 2011

There was a steep decline in both Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 cases last month. Chapter 13 filings, used by individuals to reorganize their debts, fell about 30 percent to 148 last month from 210 in November 2010. There were 269 filings in October 2011. ...more »

Disputes With Irs
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FBI, IRS Search Santa Rosa Commissioner's House, Business
NorthEscambia.comDecember 1, 2011

Federal Bureau of Investigation and Internal Revenue Service agents reportedly removed boxes and paperwork and laptop computers from Bob Cole's Automotive Professionals on Long Street in Pensacola, located between North 9th Avenue and Langley Avenue. ...more »

Garnishment
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Courts wisely take action on bankruptcy preparers
Milwaukee Journal SentinelDecember 4, 2011

1, as Pepper notes below: Fees by preparers will be limited to $75, which should be more than enough for simply typing up the bankruptcy petition - all that a preparer is allowed to do under the law. Fees for bankruptcy preparation often run much ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Gov. O'Malley's misguided missive
Washington PostDecember 1, 2011

Mr. O'Malley noted that the Maryland Department of the Environment found only a minor violation and fined the farm $4000; he also asserted that the Hudsons “now face possible bankruptcy and loss of their land” because of legal fees. ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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GOP senator calls for investigation into MF Global bankruptcy
The Hill (blog)December 1, 2011

A top Senate Republican is demanding an independent investigation into how regulators monitored the financial firm MF Global, which recently underwent a massive bankruptcy. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) ...more »

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