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EPA Proposes Stricter Rules For Ship Ballast Water
SalonDecember 1, 2011

The agency took over the pension plans in 2004 and 2005 after United filed for bankruptcy court protection in December 2002. When the PBGC takes over plans, it pays promised benefits to retirees up to certain limits. ...more »

Professionals - News in brief
Manchester Evening NewsDecember 1, 2011

*Hill Dickinson has appointed Tricia Cottrell as head of family in its commercial litigation arm. She has more than 25 years' experience in the field and previously worked at Halliwells and JMW in Manchester. She will work across Hill Dickinson's ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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NASCAR: Joe Gibbs Racing history with Interstate, part 19
Motorsport.comDecember 2, 2011

However, like Jarrett did in 1999, they limited their bad finishes with only three outside the top-15 with the worst being 26th in the spring race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. The incredible consistency allowed Labonte to finish 265 points ...more »

Collections
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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 »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 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 »

Disputes With Irs
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Government Properties Income Trust Announces Lease Renewal with IRS in Fresno, CA
MarketWatch (press release)December 1, 2011

... /quotes/zigman/517492/quotes/nls/gov GOV -0.60% today announced that it has executed a 10 year lease renewal with the US Government for a 531976 square foot building located in Fresno, CA which is occupied by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). ...more »

Garnishment
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Employers face some pitfalls when it comes to wage garnishment
Tampa Bay Business JournalDecember 2, 2011

The key is to promptly answer a writ of garnishment, said W. Jan Pietruszka, a partner in the employment law ... Jane Meinhardt's beats include business of law, education, finance and manufacturing.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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American Airlines Bankruptcy Raises Questions About Bradley Flights
Hartford CourantDecember 1, 2011

The American Airlines bankruptcy is unlikely to have immediate effects in Connecticut, but could lead to fewer flights at Bradley International Airport from the carrier in the future. ...more »

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