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Md. health secy. announces corrective steps after agency had to return unspent ...
Washington PostDecember 1, 2011

Health Secretary Joshua Sharfstein told members of the Senate Finance and Budget and Taxation committees he was shocked to hear of such a large expected surplus at the agency that supports services such as residential care, employment, day programs and ...more »

Las Vegas man indicted in sports betting investigation
Las Vegas Review-JournalDecember 1, 2011

A Las Vegas area man tied to the sports betting operation ACME Group Trading has been indicted on charges of violating federal currency transaction laws. Robert Walker, 43, was charged with four counts of causing a financial institution ...more »

Bankruptcy Law News and Stories

Bad Credit History
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Student Loan Defaults: CreditQ.com Addresses Potential Loan Crisis, Offers Advice
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)December 2, 2011

As an online financial resource center, the company provides direct access to credit card applications, such as credit cards for people with bad credit, secured credit cards, credit cards for fair credit, 0 interest credit cards, cash back credit cards ...more »

Collections
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Copyright Corruption Scandal Surrounds Anti-Piracy Campaign
TorrentFreakDecember 1, 2011

Whatever BREIN's role in this case, there is little doubt that someone in the movie industry failed to pay the composer. And instead of standing up for the rights of a musician, a board member of the music royalty collection agency tried to exploit the ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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Madoff, MF Global, AMR, A&P, Dodgers, Borders: Bankruptcy
San Francisco ChronicleDecember 1, 2011

1 (Bloomberg) -- US District Judge Jed Rakoff will use the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities Inc. as a test case to decide if bankruptcy courts have power under the US Constitution to preside over fraudulent-transfer lawsuits. ...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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North Korean labor camps in Siberia
CNNDecember 15, 2011

... 10-year labor requirements, living and working out in the bush, Dickensian working conditions, squalid living quarters, inedible food and the majority of their wages garnished and sent back to North Korea to "help the quality of life there improve. ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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AMR, Lehman, MF Global, PMI, and Power Balance File for Bankruptcy
JDJournal.comDecember 2, 2011

The economy's ongoing struggles are proving to be very fruitful for bankruptcy lawyers that are betting on a second wave of corporate restructuring work in the US and abroad. On Tuesday, the Am Law Daily reported on the bankruptcy filing in Manhattan ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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Report: US Agency Erred On United Pension Values
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 »

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