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US Labor Department to begin campaign against violations in Georgia
The Augusta ChronicleNovember 1, 2011

... child labor and overtime laws. Al Villoch, a community outreach specialist with the department, said the agency will conduct visits to businesses all over Georgia from November through April, focusing on franchise restaurants. ...more »

Congress Questions the IRS About Delays in Its Oversight of Nonprofit Hospitals
New York TimesNovember 1, 2011

In particular, Mr. Boustany asked the IRS to explain its plans for monitoring the so-called community benefits that nonprofit hospitals provided. He also wanted the agency to outline how it would comply with requirements for filing annual reports to ...more »

Bankruptcy Law News and Stories

Bad Credit History
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No Credit Report, No Problem
Bank Technology NewsNovember 1, 2011

Aside from the tens of millions of people rebuilding credit after the financial crisis who may be good customers, there are millions of people without enough data to qualify for a traditional credit score who are routinely dismissed as bad risks. ...more »

Collections
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Facing state takeover, Harrisburg officials talk
ReutersNovember 1, 2011

Harrisburg became one of the most-high profile cities to opt for the little-used Chapter 9 of the US bankruptcy code, notably used nearly 20 years ago by Orange County, California. Municipal bankruptcies are rare. But if Harrisburg is successful in ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyers Offering Free Initial Consultation to Growing ...
San Francisco Chronicle (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 »

Disputes With Irs
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El Paso Electric Announces Third Quarter Financial Results
MarketWatch (press release)November 2, 2011

The third quarter 2011 results also included a favorable $4.5 million settlement in a dispute over transmission services." The table and explanations below present the major factors affecting 2011 net income relative to 2010 income before the ...more »

Garnishment
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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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MF Global Customers Call SIPC Asking for Money After Bankruptcy
BusinessWeekNovember 1, 2011

1 (Bloomberg) -- Customers of bankrupt broker-dealer MF Global Inc. have been calling the Washington offices of the Securities Investor Protection Corp. today asking for their money, a lawyer for the corporation said. “What customers ask is, ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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Bankruptcy court approves reorganization plan for Memphis-based Perkins ...
Memphis Commercial AppealNovember 1, 2011

Perkins & Marie Callender's Inc. could emerge from bankruptcy by the end of November after a bankruptcy court approved the company's reorganization plan today. The plan gives secured note holders in the Memphis-based restaurant chain a ...more »

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