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In Effort to Protect Immigrants From Deportation, L.A. City Council Votes to Draft Law Decriminalizing Street Vending
KTLAFebruary 1, 2017

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to draft a law that would decriminalize sidewalk vending, in an effort to protect immigrants vulnerable to deportation. A street vendor sell fruits and in the Fashion District in Los Angeles in an undated ...more »

This Gorsuch Ruling Pans Agency Deference. Here's Why It Matters to Business
The National Law Journal (registration)February 1, 2017

Gorsuch, referring to both Chevron and a 2005 sequel, National Cable & Telecommunications Association v. Brand X Internet Services, said, “Chevron and Brand X permit executive bureaucracies to swallow huge amounts of core judicial and legislative ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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Murder suspect to be represented by Dyer Law Firm in case set for April
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)February 2, 2017

CLARKSBURG — A Harrison County murder suspect will be represented by a 30-year attorney who's handled dozens of high profile cases, as well as the lawyer's son, for the remainder of the case, a judge ruled Thursday. Harrison Chief Judge Thomas A ...more »

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Hoboken Op-Ed: Unfair Child Support Laws Put Minorities In Jail
Patch.comFebruary 5, 2017

"This country's child support laws are destroying fathers, especially young fathers, who cannot afford to honor their child support orders. These laws are breaking up minority families. These laws are contributing to the ongoing problems of domestic ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Chamberlayne Auto Sales and Repair files bankruptcy
WWBT NBC12 NewsFebruary 2, 2017

Chamberlayne Auto Sales and Repair, Inc. is in Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The owner just recently filed for protection from its creditors and the man behind the now-bankrupt business is a familiar face. Oliver Lawrence's used car dealership has no assets ...more »

Disputes With Irs
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Scam Phone Calls Continue; IRS Identifies Red Flags
CBS LocalFebruary 2, 2017

COM) – W-2s are hitting many north Texan's mailboxes right now, and with them the possibility of an IRS scam. A man who only wanted to go by his first name Bashir, says he received a call from a man claiming he was an IRS agent, complete with badge and ...more »

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Community Voices: Obama's Cuba legacy is a sorry one
The Bakersfield CalifornianFebruary 14, 2017

Living in squalor, Cuban medical personnel — the majority of their wages garnished by the regime — were reduced to slave labor in host nations. Obama's dictatorial executive orders, rather than inspiring confidence, further weakened and undermined ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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Wet Seal Files for Chapter 11 Protection
Wall Street JournalFebruary 2, 2017

Teen-focused retailer Wet Seal LLC sought chapter 11 protection Wednesday, the latest victim of market headwinds—declining traffic, changing consumer preferences and the popularity of online shopping—that have taken down other mall-based retailers.more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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Jose Lantigua get 14-year sentenced, wife gets probation over lies about fake death
Florida Times-UnionFebruary 1, 2017

He had simply become trapped in a maze of business and personal debts that he couldn't repay, and some of the debt was guaranteed by fraudulent paperwork. Afraid that the fraud would come out if he declared bankruptcy, Lantigua told a series of lies ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Daily Fantasy Co. Files For Bankruptcy Claiming User Funds
Law360 (subscription)February 2, 2017

Law360, New York (February 1, 2017, 9:23 PM EST) -- Fantasy Aces became the most recent daily fantasy sports operator to go under as it filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday in California federal court, but questions remain over whether users will be able to ...more »


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