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Brookfield Office buys Four World Financial Center
CTV.caNovember 1, 2011

In a related development, Brookfield has a deal to lease 767000 square feet of office space at the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan to Bank of America. "Renewing Bank of America/Merrill Lynch for a sizable amount of space at the World ...more »

Unsecured creditors likely to lose nearly half money owed by Browns ...
Manchester Evening NewsNovember 1, 2011

The firms face an anxious wait as administrators for Browns Construction Group battle for payments from long-running contract disputes against the company, which helped force it into administration in August. But administrators from Begbies Traynor ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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Andrew, Ruth Madoff Say They Were Unaware of $65 Billion Fraud
BusinessWeekNovember 1, 2011

Bernard Madoff, 73, was arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents on Dec 11, 2008, and his firm was forced into bankruptcy. He pleaded guilty and is serving a 150-year sentence in a federal prison in North Carolina. In describing the family's ...more »

Collections
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San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyers Offering Free Initial Consultation to Growing ...
PR Web (press release)November 1, 2011

The San Diego bankruptcy lawyers at the law firm of the Golden State Law Group hereby announce that the firm is offering a free initial consultation to the growing number of seniors who may need bankruptcy protection based on statistics provided by the ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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MF Global : 99 Problems And Auditor PwC Warned About None
ForbesNovember 1, 2011

Instead, the New York-based firm filed for bankruptcy on Monday. Regulators are examining whether MF Global diverted some customer funds to support its own trades as the firm teetered on the brink of collapse. The discovery that money could not be ...more »

Disputes With Irs
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Local attorney permanently disbarred from the practice of law
Ledger IndependentNovember 1, 2011

The order addressed the state tax fraud convictions as well, noting Jackson-Rigg was automatically suspended from the practice of law after pleading guilty to the charges. According to the order, Jackson-Rigg has not been re-instated. ...more »

Garnishment
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SANON v. DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Leagle.comNovember 2, 2011

Sanon did administratively exhaust his claims — by contesting the garnishment of his wages through the DOE, which resulted in a final agency decision dated March 15, 2004. See DOE App. 173 ("Our findings are conclusive and constitute [DOE]'s final ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Bankrupt firm, owing U.S., retains lobbyist
Washington TimesNovember 2, 2011

In court filings, bankruptcy attorneys for Open Range referred to Mr. Christensen, among others, as a so-called “ordinary course professional” providing services outside the scope of the company's bankruptcy. The company said that without such ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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Rolex fraud extends to Bujak's wife, trustee says
The Idaho StatesmanNovember 1, 2011

Pepper Bujak, estranged wife of former Canyon County Prosecutor John Bujak, may lose the option of bankruptcy protection from the more than $1 million in debt she shares with her husband. ...more »

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