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Haley wants Occupy Columbia suit sent to fed court
Myrtle Beach Sun NewsDecember 1, 2011

In court papers filed Wednesday, attorneys representing the governor and other top state officials say the issues around the arrests of protesters involve constitutional rights to free speech, assembly and unreasonable search and seizure and should be ...more »

Personal Injury Claims Turn on Medical Evidence
TrethowansDecember 1, 2011

Medical Evidence is key when determining the value of any personal injury claim. It is imperative that the right medical expert is asked to report on your injuries. Your solicitor will select the most appropriate medical expert from the relevant ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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Developer Garnaas lists liabilities of $458 million in bankruptcy filing
DesMoinesRegister.comDecember 1, 2011

Under federal bankruptcy law, all litigation seeking collection of debts is delayed until a final determination of the petition. Three banks — First American Bank, Northwest Bank and Ames Community Bank — recently filed lawsuits claiming that ...more »

Collections
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Trevor Law: Ratings agencies not always so reliable
The Birmingham PostDecember 1, 2011

That, and the fact that the Bank of England has been managing the Government debt for 300 years so they ought to know what there doing. The extremely robust system of tax collection also helps. Holders of UK gilt funds have seen spectacular returns ...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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Hatch: IRS can't offer tax credits in federal insurance exchange
The Hill (blog)December 1, 2011

The IRS is extending the healthcare law's insurance subsidies to millions of people who shouldn't get them, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) charged Thursday. The healthcare law establishes exchanges where individuals and ...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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Money Managers Make Their Distress Your Problem: Susan Antilla
BusinessWeekDecember 1, 2011

No matter the state of the economy or the stock market, it's in your interest to find out if your financial expert has liens, big loans from an employer or a history of bankruptcy. When bad times hit, you forsake that sort of investigating at your ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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American bankruptcy filing spurs speculation of merger with US Airways
Philadelphia InquirerDecember 1, 2011

American Airlines jets at Miami International Airport just hours after the airline filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday. American Airlines and its parent company filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday to cut costs and ...more »

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