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Closing arguments wrap in Spokane police case
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionNovember 1, 2011

Federal prosecutors said a police officer used his badge as a license to brutally beat a citizen who posed no threat, but his lawyer countered in closing arguments Monday that the force veteran was only responding to a perceived threat as his training ...more »

Lockout villains: A lot of blame to go around
SportingNews.comNovember 1, 2011

Stern has repeatedly patted himself on the back for getting owners to make “concessions” on those issues, but as union officials repeatedly point out, he shouldn't get credit for making concessions on an impossible proposal. In the bigger picture, ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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UPI NewsTrack Business
UPI.comNovember 1, 2011

Burroughs predicted membership at the nine-branch credit union would grow 5 percent this year, compared to 4 percent in 2010, The Detroit News reported Monday. With a new law limits the amount banks can charge when a consumer uses a debit card at a ...more »

Collections
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Pa. Orders Fee Increases, Layoffs in Harrisburg
ABC NewsNovember 3, 2011

For instance, the law allows a receiver to sell city assets, approve contracts and file for federal bankruptcy protection but not raise taxes, with a goal of paying down Harrisburg's incinerator debt. A Corbett spokeswoman said the governor's office is ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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Marie Callender's bankruptcy plan approved
OCRegisterNovember 2, 2011

The parent company of Marie Callender's will emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection later this month, the company reported Tuesday. A bankruptcy judge has approved the company's restructuring plans. ...more »

Disputes With Irs
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Crime Stoppers of Houston marks 30th anniversary
abc13.comNovember 1, 2011

It's not the cops, not the FBI; this group doesn't even take tax money. We're talking about Crime Stoppers, known best as 222-TIPS. We have a closer look at 30-year-old Crime Stoppers of Houston and how it all began. Randi Wood has no idea who made the ...more »

Garnishment
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College costs must be lowered
Virginia Tech Collegiate TimesNovember 9, 2011

Once in default, your loans may be turned over to a collection agency, you can be sued for the entire amount of your loan, your wages may be garnished (15 percent of your wage is taken away to pay off the student loans), the federal government may ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Ruden McClosky law firm files for Chapter 11
MiamiHerald.comNovember 1, 2011

The Fort Lauderdale-based law firm Ruden McClosky filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday, and another law firm in the city announced plans to purchase its assets. The firm owed more than $4 million in debt. ...more »

Personal 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 »

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