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How Important is it to Have a Will? (online only)
Best of TimesOctober 1, 2011

By making a will and assigning power of attorney, an elder will feel comforted that his/her wishes will be carried out. Wills are often changed, so be ready to execute more than one document over time. And remember, anytime someone signs a will, ...more »

'It Wasn't a Bluff,' Cuomo Asserts
Wall Street JournalOctober 1, 2011

Andrew Cuomo's showdown with the state's second-largest public employees union this week has provided the most telling test yet of his effort to force labor concessions in the nation's most-unionized state. Mr. Cuomo on Friday stood firm on his ...more »

Bankruptcy Law News and Stories

Bad Credit History
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John Drennan: Reform of bankruptcy law and initiatives on homeowners in ...
Irish IndependentOctober 2, 2011

The Keane Report, which will be presented to the Cabinet next week, will propose major changes to Ireland's bankruptcy laws -- which are the harshest in Europe -- and make the banks write off mortgage debt for homeowners in a similar way to writing off ...more »

Collections
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A Hands-On Resource
Power Engineering MagazineOctober 1, 2011

The credit and collection industry is highly regulated by both federal and state laws and regulations, and new proposals are put forth every year that could result in onerous restrictions on ACA International members. ACAs Government Affairs Department ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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Solyndra Needs Trustee for Bankruptcy, US Lawyer Says
BusinessWeekOctober 1, 2011

If US Bankruptcy Judge Mary Walrath refuses to appoint a trustee, she should convert the case to a liquidation under Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code, the US Trustee said. The case is In re Solyndra LLC 11-12799, US Bankruptcy Court, ...more »

Disputes With Irs
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Fundraiser For Ex-Detroit Mayor Admits Tax Crimes
WDIV DetroitOctober 3, 2011

DETROIT -- A woman who was a fundraiser for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has pleaded guilty to tax evasion and agreed to testify against her old client. According to a plea agreement for Emma Bell, between 2003 and 2008, she worked as a ...more »

Garnishment
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One AIDS March That Should End
Huffington Post (blog)October 31, 2011

Even when they received some payment, those wages were garnished for food, lodging and "management fees." People told us of leaving "rehabilitation" centers owing money that they, or their families, had to pay. Rates of HIV inside the centers are hard ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Solyndra Needs Trustee for Bankruptcy, US Lawyer Says
BusinessWeekOctober 1, 2011

If US Bankruptcy Judge Mary Walrath refuses to appoint a trustee, she should convert the case to a liquidation under Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code, the US Trustee said. The case is In re Solyndra LLC 11-12799, US Bankruptcy Court, ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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Pelican Pools forced into bankruptcy
St. Augustine RecordOctober 1, 2011

Under personal bankruptcy law, a homesteaded home, one automobile and some other assets cannot be seized in personal bankruptcy. “Debtor estimates that, after any exempt property is excluded and administrative expenses paid, there will be no funds ...more »

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