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Richmond Car Accident Attorneys Encouraged By Virginia's Reduction in DUI ... (press release)September 1, 2011

Although that figure was down from 294 fatalities in 2008, hundreds of people are still losing their lives because of entirely preventable behavior, the law firm says. The Virginia auto accident attorneys at Marks & Harrison urge motorists to pay heed ...more »

Harrisburg City Council Rejects Fiscal Plan to Rescue Pennsylvania Capital
BloombergSeptember 1, 2011

The capital is barred from declaring bankruptcy before July, according to a Pennsylvania law that also calls for the city to lose state funds if it does. Councilman Kelvin Summerford, who supported the mayor's plan, said its defeat further clouds the ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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The Sun Will Come Out... Tomorrow?
Fox and Hounds Daily (blog)September 1, 2011

Now, there's nothing legally wrong nor in my view, morally wrong with declaring bankruptcy; it is a provision under the law for those who have experienced extreme circumstances. But when you are a business that has received hundreds of millions of ...more »

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Debt after death: Banks chase down mourners
CNNMoneySeptember 1, 2011

However, the agents told her that since the calls were computer-generated they couldn't stop them until the debt was paid. Crabtree's lawsuit claims that Bank of America violated state debt collection laws. Her lawyer, Gary Shigemura, said the bank has ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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GOP wants White House papers on loan to failed solar company
The Hill (blog)September 2, 2011

House Republicans are demanding White House paperwork related to a $535 million loan guarantee to a solar company that filed for bankruptcy this week. The Republicans are probing the White House role in the 2009 ...more »

Disputes With Irs
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Senators Push for Changes in Cybercrime Law
PCWorldSeptember 7, 2011

Critics have pointed to several cases where US residents were charged with crimes for violating terms of service or computer use policies. In July, the DOJ charged Internet activist Aaron Swartz with wire fraud, computer fraud, unlawfully obtaining ...more »

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FTC Gets Payday Lenders to Back Off
Courthouse News ServiceSeptember 13, 2011

The FTC says PayDay and its cousins use unfair and deceptive credit practices, including hiding garnishment provisions - in small print deep in the loan application - which illegally deprive applicants of the right to revoke the garnishment agreement ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Popular restaurant Ralph & Rosie's in bankruptcy, closed
Palm Beach PostSeptember 2, 2011

The owners say they aren't subject to the law because the hut was built by a Seminole Indian. View of Ralph and Rosie's Restaurant on Jan. 12, 2011, in Boynton Beach. By Lona O'Connor BOYNTON BEACH — After three years and $660000 in city fines, ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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SEC Charges Massachusetts-Based Attorney Jack Grant And Sage Advisory Group
Citybizlist (press release)September 1, 2011

They also failed to disclose Jack Grant's other disciplinary history: his suspension from practicing law for one year, imposed in 1994 following an indictment and conviction for bankruptcy fraud. The Commission's complaint alleges that Jack Grant, ...more »


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