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New law would revamp Illinois School Report Cards
Chicago TribuneNovember 1, 2011

Organizers held more than 60 focus groups statewide, said Robin Steans, executive director of the nonpartisan education policy group Advance Illinois and the co-chair of the committee that oversaw the redesign project. "If we do our job right," Steans ...more »

Roosters costing taxpayers a fortune
KRQENovember 1, 2011

SANTA FE, NM (KRQE) - Some roosters are evidence in a misdemeanor cockfighting case, but keeping them alive so they can be presented in court is costing taxpayers a small fortune. The total is more than $100000 so far. On Monday, a Santa Fe judge ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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Butler Rubin Named Among Best Law Firms in U.S. News Media Group and Best ...
Business Wire (press release)November 1, 2011

US News also ranked Butler Rubin as a Tier 2 “Best Law Firm” in the areas of arbitration, commercial litigation and bankruptcy/reorganization. Best Lawyers named eight Butler Rubin attorneys as leaders in their fields: Louis J. Aurichio (Insurance Law) ...more »

Collections
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US government also a villain in piracy act story
CNETNovember 1, 2011

A press release today quotes the Fraternal Order of Police discussing the importance of stopping "rogue Web sites" from creating and selling counterfeit gloves and brake pads that could put police at risk, worrying over counterfeit pharmaceuticals and ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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Harrisburg Doesn't Need OK
Bond BuyerNovember 2, 2011

Mary France of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg agreed, however, to clarify that federal Chapter 9 bankruptcy law allows the city to pay routine bills without special court permission. ...more »

Disputes With Irs
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Judge OKs IRS sale of Port Matilda property
Centre Daily TimesNovember 1, 2011

By CDT staff reports WILLIAMSPORT — A federal judge has authorized the Internal Revenue Service to sell a Port Matilda property belonging to a State College businessman in jail for income tax evasion. US Middle District Judge A. Richard Caputo on Oct. ...more »

Garnishment
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Know Your Rights: Carefully read your layaway agreement
Victoria AdvocateNovember 5, 2011

In fact, the threat to throw you in jail for not paying your bills probably violates both federal and state debt collection law. For more information about what may happen if you don't pay your bills, look at the debt collection section on my website ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Heller Estate Files Malpractice Suit Against Greenberg Traurig
Law.comNovember 1, 2011

That was several months before Heller wound up in bankruptcy. Attorneys at Trepel Greenfield Sullivan & Draa, Heller's special counsel, filed the complaint Monday afternoon in US Bankruptcy Court in San Francisco. Their complaint alleges that Greenberg ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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MF Global Bankruptcy Rattles Wall St. Firms
New York TimesNovember 1, 2011

With MF Global filing for bankruptcy on Monday, investors pummeled many financial stocks, fearful that problems were lurking on the books of other Wall Street firms. It was a crisis of confidence, not unlike in 2008 when the markets ...more »

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