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Southern California Attorneys Call For More Police Training On How to Handle ...
PR Web (press release)September 1, 2011

When law enforcement officers can't recognize signs of mental illness, it can lead to brutality and tragedy, say Southern California criminal defense lawyers of Lessem & Newstat, LLP. Ventura County criminal defense lawyer Joshua E. Newstat When ...more »

Florida Bar levies punishment on Trinity attorney for employee's actions
Tampabay.comSeptember 1, 2011

All three clients met with Perez, believed him to be an attorney and decided to hire the firm, according to the Florida Bar. Perez advised one woman to max out her credit cards before filing for bankruptcy; he told a man facing foreclosure to send his ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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Madoff Trustee Can't Use U.S. Law Abroad, Funds, Banks Argue
BloombergSeptember 2, 2011

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA asked a judge this week to dismiss a $45 million suit by Picard, saying US bankruptcy law doesn't empower him to take back money withdrawn from the Ponzi scheme in other countries. “The statute is silent as to its ...more »

Collections
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Getting Started on an Email Communication Program for Debt Collection
InsideARMSeptember 2, 2011

As with any debtor communication, it would also be advisable to have your attorney review the wording of the intended email communications to ensure that they are compliant with both federal and state laws governing third party collections.more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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Owner of Waikiki Edition hotel files Ch. 11 bankruptcy
Bizjournals.comSeptember 1, 2011

The owner of The Waikiki Edition Hotel filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday as executives from Marriott International Inc. waited to take back management of the hotel. M Waikiki LLC said the filing would allow the company, which is controlled ...more »

Disputes With Irs
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Encryptomatic LLC Providing 1000 Non-Profit Organizations with Free Email ...
Virtual-Strategy MagazineSeptember 4, 2011

Encryptomatic LLC is providing a free 10-user license of PDF Postman valued at $399 to up to 1000 US IRS 501(C)(3) qualified non-profit organizations. To claim a free license, the organizations should complete the online purchase process for a 10-user ...more »

Garnishment
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Just When You Thought You Were Safe...Old Tax Debts Always Catch Up With You!
Stock Markets ReviewSeptember 12, 2011

The team at Blue Tax was able to successfully provide complete protection for Deb, preventing all possible bank levies and any wage garnishments that may have been implemented by the Revenue Officer. After negotiating with the State of New Jersey, ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Madoff Trustee Defends JPMorgan Suit
TheStreet.comSeptember 2, 2011

There have been a myriad cases in which courts have recognized the authority of bankruptcy trustees to bring common law claims, the lawyers said. "Allowing the defendants to escape liability for their knowing and devastating conduct would be to give a ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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Ex-employee sues Borders over mass layoffs
Baltimore SunSeptember 2, 2011

Pinsker is also requesting that recovery take the form of an administrative expense claim, which under federal bankruptcy rules would give it higher-priority status than other unsecured claims. A lawyer for Pinsker could not be reached Friday evening. ...more »

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