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Bachmann says inflation of college costs spurred by federal grants, loans
Radio IowaDecember 1, 2011

During an appearance on the University of Northern Iowa campus, Republican Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann advocated for major changes in Pell Grants and student loans. “What the studies show is the more money that the federal government is ...more »

Govt to consider higher road accident compensation
Malaysia StarDecember 1, 2011

THE Government is considering amending the Civil Law Act 1956 to increase the amount of compensation awarded for injury and death caused by road accidents, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Donald Lim. He said there were grounds to consider a review ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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Occupy LA camp cleanup takes hazmat suits, masks
San Jose Mercury NewsDecember 1, 2011

"I saw a woman being pushed down the steps, people being jabbed with batons," said Julia Wallace, member of movement's Committee to End Police Brutality. "I saw someone thrown to the ground." Pam Noles, a legal observer at the protest, ...more »

Collections
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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 »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 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 »

Disputes With Irs
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Italy, Greece Among Worst Euro Countries in Corruption Ranking
BloombergDecember 1, 2011

Italy and Greece scored the lowest among euro-area countries in a global corruption ranking as their inability to tackle graft and tax evasion exacerbated the debt crisis, watchdog group Transparency ...more »

Garnishment
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Payday Lender Ordered to Pay $294000
Consumer AffairsDecember 19, 2011

The court also found that the defendants falsely told consumers' employers that the consumers knew their pay would be garnished and had had an opportunity to dispute the debt, in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the FTC ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Tampa Attorney at the Law Office of Sonya C. Colon Improves Website to Further ...
Benzinga (press release)December 1, 2011

The Tampa Law Office of Sonya C. Colon launches an improved website to make it easier than ever to connect with an experienced divorce and bankruptcy lawyer or get answers to your legal questions. The Tampa, Florida Law Office of Sonya C. Colon ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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Michael Holley Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
The LedgerDecember 1, 2011

Nearly all of the debt was incurred by his Kia and Chevrolet dealerships, but an estimated $960000 represents personal debt, according to documents filed with the US Bankruptcy Court in Tampa. Holley is filing under Chapter 7, which means he wants the ...more »

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