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Glendale City Council reaffirms police policy, not federal immigration law
Los Angeles TimesApril 1, 2017

With the hope that such support would curb deportation fears in the community, the Glendale City Council approved a resolution Tuesday affirming the police chief's recent statement that his officers are sworn to ensure Glendale's public safety, not ...more »

NetSpend Inks $53M Deal With FTC In Prepaid Card Suit
Law360 (subscription)April 1, 2017

The deal ends claims that NetSpend falsely promised that users could use its cards to have same-day access to their money, when in fact, customers had to wait — in some cases, for weeks — for their accounts to be activated, while other consumers were ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Suit by Lawyer Who Acted in Bad Faith
New York Law Journal (registration)April 4, 2017

Allstate Insurance, 16-705, agreed the proper sanction was the tossing of Hayes' suit alleging liability insurers and other companies failed to notify Medicare of liability case resolutions. Along the way, the court joined the U.S. Court of Appeals for ...more »

Collections
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U.S. Honey and Garlic Producers Applaud President Trump's Executive Order to Improve Duty Collection
Yahoo FinanceApril 3, 2017

Both practices put domestic producers at an unfair advantage and U.S. trade remedy laws are a critical response. Unfortunately, domestic industries and workers find it difficult to compete when these laws are not enforced fully, including the ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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U.S. Attorney says Topeka developer lied under oath
KSNT NewsApril 5, 2017

Wednesday's indicment brings the number of federal criminal charges against Lindemuth to 114 counts, according to Beall, including bankruptcy fraud, money laundering and possession of firearms and ammunition while under indictment. Lindemuth was ...more »

Disputes With Irs
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IRS phone scam: You owe back taxes
WKMG OrlandoApril 3, 2017

Connie Bolen, a long-time central Florida resident, received calls from an IRS impostor claiming an audit showed she owed back taxes and would face legal action if she didn't take care of the issue right away. “I'm retired and I draw on social security.more »

Garnishment
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Louisiana sheriffs might stay neutral on prison changes - but not violent crimes
NOLA.comApril 18, 2017

Louisiana sheriffs may be able to get behind some of the criminal justice package being proposed, though not measures that would affect violent criminals such as those held at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola (pictured above). (Photo by Ted ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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How Often Can I File Bankruptcy?
JD Supra (press release)April 3, 2017

I'm often asked if someone can file bankruptcy if they've done that before, or how often they can file bankruptcy. You can actually file bankruptcy at any time, but you won't get rid of ("discharge") your debts unless you meet the timing rules for ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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RV park owners concerned with county park's proposed rules
Albany Democrat HeraldApril 5, 2017

County Commissioner Will Tucker told the Tochers the county had not gone shopping for the property, but took it over as an economic boost for east Linn County after the business fell into bankruptcy. Tucker urged the couple to consider purchasing the ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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hhgregg. RadioShack. Now Payless | Protect yourself when stores file bankruptcy
WCNCApril 8, 2017

It's not just bad for business in Northeast Ohio, but it can mean big problems for the people who shop there. What do you do when a business goes belly-up and they still have your money, goods or ... card, not a debit card…and I hate to say it…not ...more »

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