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Villalobos' attorneys drop him for not paying legal fees
Los Angeles TimesDecember 1, 2011

However, in legal papers, Villalobos unsuccessfully argued that Cooley should not be relieved from representing him until a US Bankruptcy Court in Reno, Nev., approves his hiring of new counsel. "If this court grants Mr. Villalobos' request, ...more »

Downers Grove man gets year in prison for failing to pay $260K in taxes
Chicago TribuneDecember 1, 2011

... Conforti Construction Co. was sentenced today in US District Court after pleading guilty in September to one count of filing a false federal income tax return, according to a press release issued by Patrick J. Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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Bankruptcy Team Expands Business Group at Sands Anderson Law Firm
PR Web (press release)December 1, 2011

Terry is a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division, and has represented both businesses and individuals as debtors and creditors under all chapters of the Bankruptcy Code for over 30 ...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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Analysis: MF Global proves Enron-era accounting lives on
ReutersDecember 1, 2011

Law-enforcement officials, regulators and the bankruptcy trustee are still searching for as much as $1.2 billion in missing investor money believed to have been unlawfully mingled with the firm's own funds. The firm has said it is cooperating fully ...more »

Disputes With Irs
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Internal Revenue Service Says $153 Million In Tax Refunds Undelivered
ThirdAgeDecember 1, 2011

The Internal Revenue Service is holding onto $153 million in tax refunds that are undeliverable due to mailing address errors, the agency said. The refunds of 99123 taxpayers are still in the hands of the agency, with the average refund check valued at ...more »

Garnishment
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Walkout fees case allowed to resume
Fort Wayne Journal GazetteDecember 7, 2011

Fort Wayne Attorney Mark GiaQuinta argued on behalf of Rep. William Crawford, D-Indianapolis, that state law specifically forbids employers from unilaterally taking wages. Instead, employers must go to court to get a garnishment order. ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Bill aims to help soldiers in bankruptcy
Tonawanda NewsDecember 1, 2011

11, 2001, shed debt as part of filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy. The bill extends the National Guard and Reservist Debt Relief Act of 2008, which created exceptions for military personnel following the bankruptcy abuse prevention law of the same period, ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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AMR Bankruptcy: Morningstar Takes Victory Lap on Good Call
Wall Street Journal (blog)December 1, 2011

Morningstar analyst Basili Alukos pubbed a note yesterday taking a hearty victory lap after American Airline parent AMR Corp. filled for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday. In a note, titled “As We Expected, AMR Succumbs to Bankruptcy,” ...more »

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