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Ill. Judge Allows State to Break Contracts With Catholic Charities
Christian PostOctober 1, 2011

The state contracts, collectively worth $30 million, make up 80 percent of its foster care budget. However, the state of Illinois has chosen, since the June 1 enactment of the Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Unions Act, to direct the money and ...more »

Coeur d'Alene man arrested in Oregon with 10 lbs of pot and other drugs
Northwest Cable NewsOctober 1, 2011

The trooper arrested Mitchell and lodged him in the Jefferson Count Jail for two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance. The pickup was seized and OSP obtained a search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation. ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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Mark Your Calendar: October is National Crime Prevention Month
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

Since 2005, LifeLock has been relentlessly protecting identities by providing consumers with the tools and confidence they need to help protect themselves from identity theft and manage their credit. The company has a strong focus on educating ...more »

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LV developer's bankruptcy deal to be aired in court
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkOctober 3, 2011

"Bankruptcy Court approval of a settlement or compromise under (bankruptcy rules) should only be given if the settlement is 'fair and equitable and in the best interest of the estate,'" he wrote, citing case law. "A compromise which does not provide ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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Bankruptcy secrets from Pew Law Center (KNXV-TV)October 3, 2011

Lawrence 'D' Pew is an experienced tax, bankruptcy, and transactional attorney, and the managing attorney for the Pew Law Center, PLLC, one of Arizona's leading tax relief and bankruptcy law firms. As founder of the Pew Law Center (PLC), ...more »

Disputes With Irs
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Longtime Kwame Kilpatrick fund-raiser Emma Bell pleads guilty to tax evasion
Detroit Free PressOctober 3, 2011

Saying it was a “stupid thing on my part,” the one-time fund-raiser for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick pleaded guilty today to income tax evasion, admitting she received more than half a million dollars from various Kilpatrick ...more »

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Loan examiner arrested after violating ethics agreement
WMC-TVOctober 14, 2011

"The bank ended up sending a garnishment of wages for more than $27000 because she had fallen behind to her employer," TBI spokesperson Kristin Helm said. At the time, Schroeppel worked for the Tennessee Department of ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Eastman Kodak Company (EK.N) mulls bankruptcy
AHN | All Headline NewsOctober 3, 2011

N) that it has retained the law firm Jones Day, well-known for handling bankruptcy protection cases, led to speculation that the company is planning on filing for bankruptcy protection. News of Eastman Kodak's hiring of Jones Day sent shares of the ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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Suburban Catholics drive effort to let victims of long-ago abuse sue ...
Philadelphia InquirerOctober 3, 2011

At least 10 Catholic dioceses have filed for bankruptcy after a flood lawsuits over clergy sex abuse. Among them was the Wilmington Diocese, which faced 150 suits after Delaware legislators reopened the statute there. "The passage of time makes it ...more »


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