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The Media's Cain Mutiny
Huffington Post (blog)November 1, 2011

What I do know is that settlements of law suits including those alleging sexual harassment are not evidence of anything. Law suits are settled everyday because of the embarrassment a trial may bring and the expense of defending. ...more »

Reportage: LEI's future in the balance
Insurance AgeNovember 1, 2011

... even when some of Jackson's proposals pass into law, forward-thinking companies will continue to thrive. Andrew Parker, head of strategic litigation at Beachcroft, says: ‚ÄúThere has been so much focus on personal injury claims with ATE that this ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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Scientist jailed in Calif. cleared for freedom
Sacramento BeeNovember 2, 2011

The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals left in place a conviction for making false statements. Banki, 35, has served 21 months of a 2 1/2-year sentence he received in June 2010. His lawyer, Marc Greenwald, said he could be freed from a prison outside Los ...more »

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Asset Acceptance Capital (AACC) Announces Quarterly Results, Beats Estimates ...
LocalizedUSANovember 1, 2011

Asset Acceptance Capital Corp. is engaged in the purchase and collection of defaulted and charged-off accounts receivable portfolios from consumer credit originators. Charged-off receivables are the unpaid obligations of individuals to credit ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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JPMorgan, UBS Win Dismissal of Madoff Trustee Picard's Common-Law Claims
BloombergNovember 1, 2011

Trustee Irving Picard lacks standing to demand common-law damages on behalf of customers of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, US District Judge Colleen McMahon ruled today in New York. The decision also eliminates most of the $2 billion in ...more »

Disputes With Irs
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Cain's Pattern of Evasion and Misdirection
FactCheck.orgNovember 2, 2011

Previously, when asked about the working poor who now pay no income taxes, Cain spoke of other provisions: one that would eliminate the payroll tax and another that he claims would reduce the cost of new goods. In addition to this pattern of evasion...more »

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Strata Property Act is specific on voting rights
Victoria Times ColonistNovember 2, 2011

... and the strata corporation may be creating a contractual arrears problem between and owner and their mortgagee, violating the provisions of the bank agreements or preapproved payments, or attempting to create a garnishment order for costs they have ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Judge rejects both Tribune bankruptcy exit plans
News & ObserverNovember 1, 2011

The examiner, Los Angeles bankruptcy lawyer and scholar Kenneth Klee, found that the first step of the two-step deal probably wasn't a fraudulent conveyance. But Klee determined that the second step, which closed six months later, probably was a ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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Surviving Sanctions
Financial-Planning.comNovember 1, 2011

In one example, Jesse L. Dietz, a planner in Baytown, Texas, who previously worked for Amegy Bank and for Zions Direct, applied for certification from the CFP Board, but also filed in 2007 for protection under Chapter 7 of federal bankruptcy laws. ...more »


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