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Financial-Planning.comSeptember 1, 2011

Thomas believes "most financial planners simply won't address estate tax planning with sufficient vigor [because] there is no incentive to pursue this type of planning. Some planners would love to do really complete plans, but struggle to get clients ...more »

Ethics panel launches investigation of former prison administrator
Statesman JournalSeptember 1, 2011

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission is moving forward with a full investigation into whether a former state prison administrator violated the law by going to work for a company he helped choose for a multi-million-dollar state contract. ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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Hostess Brands Hires Restructuring Advisers
Wall Street JournalSeptember 1, 2011

She has advised auto-supplier Dana Corp. and others on renegotiating union contracts during bankruptcy reorganizations. Hostess filed for bankruptcy protection in 2004 as consumers started shifting away from sugary snacks and government regulators ...more »

Collections
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LAW: Fleetwood bankruptcy still unwinding in court
Press-EnterpriseSeptember 7, 2011

The bankruptcy ballad of Fleetwood Enterprises is still being heard in downtown Riverside despite the RV-maker filing for Chapter 11 in March 2009. Since the company's bankruptcy plan was approved in August 2010 and most of its significant assets had ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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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 »

Disputes With Irs
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Hilliard man sentenced to 22 years in prison for tax fraud
Delaware NewsSeptember 1, 2011

29 in US District Court to a 22-year prison sentence for his role in a tax fraud scheme. Thomas E. Parenteau, 47, was the last of 12 people convicted or sentenced in the investigation. US District Court Judge Michael Watson further ordered that ...more »

Garnishment
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Buyers of debt need regulation
Stockton RecordSeptember 21, 2011

... an attorney with the Public Justice Center in Baltimore. These lawsuits can lead to garnishment of wages, seizure of assets and liens on homes and cars, consequences that those already financially struggling can hardly afford, Harris said. ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Meet Hank Stecker, Candidate for Woodinville Water District Board of Commissioners
Patch.comSeptember 1, 2011

Son Erik age 13 going into Leota Jr. High School Have you or a business you owned (or had principal interest in) ever filed bankruptcy? As an adult, have you been convicted or charged with a crime other than a minor traffic violation? ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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Formerly bankrupt companies become targets
ReutersSeptember 1, 2011

Other media companies that came into financial ownership through bankruptcy include Charter Communications (CHTR.O), partly owned by Apollo Management (APO.N); RHI Entertainment, the Journal Register, Young Broadcasting, and ION Media Networks. ...more »

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