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U.S. Supreme Court Rules That New York General Business Law § 518 Regulates Free Speech Provided for in the ...
JD Supra (press release)April 1, 2017

Schneiderman, Attorney General of New York, et al., the United States Supreme Court held that New York General Business Law (“GBL”) § 518, which prohibits the ability of a merchant to impose a surcharge on a credit card user in lieu of payment of cash, ...more »

Experts say LePage's pardon of dog reflects evolution in animal law ...
Press HeraldApril 1, 2017

The governor has broad authority to issue clemency, but a judge will have to decide if that applies to a Siberian Husky. By Madeline St. AmourMorning Sentinel.more »

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Bad Credit History
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Common misconceptions about bankruptcy
Asianjournal.comApril 1, 2017

Suffice it to say that most debtors are honest in bankruptcy so most debtors do not have to worry about going to jail. Sometimes debtors go to jail because they committed a bankruptcy crime. For example, debtor declared in his bankruptcy petition that ...more »

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The IRS Is Now Using Private Debt Collectors; Here's What You Need To Know
ConsumeristApril 3, 2017

In addition to abiding by the rules of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the collection agencies contracted out by the IRS must adhere by a timeline and certain requirements when contacting taxpayers. “Even with private debt collection, you ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Payless ShoeSource bankruptcy is the latest blow for retail bondholders
MarketWatchApril 5, 2017

Payless ShoeSource's bankruptcy filing has propelled Fitch Ratings' U.S. retail default rate higher and kept the sector on track for up to $6 billion of defaults this year in the latest blow to retail bondholders. The rating agency's trailing 12-month ...more »

Disputes With Irs
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On Your Side Alert: Beware! IRS scams peaking at end of tax seas - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side
WWBT NBC12 NewsApril 4, 2017

Taxes are due in just a matter of weeks, which means scammers will be out looking to take your money. The IRS says tax-related scams of various sorts are at their peak. Several NBC12 viewers say they have been approached by a scammer. The scammers ...more »

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County Counselor Files Second Garnishment Order - Sheriff Will Seize Rental Property
The MissourianApril 2, 2017

Franklin County Counselor Mark Vincent is again striking back against Villa Ridge resident Art LeBeau, who recently lost a lawsuit alleging Vincent acted illegally in the formation of the County Municipal Court in 2012. A garnishment order was filed ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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Angelica Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Bankrupt Company News (press release) (blog)April 3, 2017

Privately-held Angelica (f/k/a Angelica Healthcare and Angelica Image Apparel) and four affiliated Debtors filed for Chapter 11 protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York, lead case number 17-10870. The Company ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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Locating Local Lawyers, Lawyers Near Me, Launches a New Website Catered for Clients
Digital JournalApril 5, 2017

The team of experts for each of the fields listed above is composed of personal injury lawyers, DUI attorneys, tax attorneys, family law attorneys, divorce attorneys, bankruptcy attorneys, car accident attorneys and real estate attorneys depending on ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Payless to Close 400 Stores After Filing for Bankruptcy
Daily BeastApril 5, 2017

President Trump said in a Wednesday interview with The New York Times that he believes former national security adviser Susan Rice committed a crime in allegedly seeking to unmask the identities of Trump associates mentioned in intercepted ...more »


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