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Rural zoning regulations could change
AlbionnewsonlineFebruary 1, 2017

Boone County zoning regulations governing rural lot splits and setback requirements could be changing soon. In the meantime, the County Planning Commission Monday night approved a motion recommending a moratorium on all conditional use permits for ...more »

Gas station "False Advertising" bill
knopnews2February 1, 2017

Currently Nebraska gas stations are allowed to charge different prices for the same type of fuel at different pumps. But Senator McCollister is trying to make this ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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Tax Fraud Protection
Southeast Missourian (blog)February 1, 2017

The group has tackled predatory payday loan offers, tax scams, timeshare reselling fraud, credit repair and foreclosure scams, bogus sweepstakes, Internet sweetheart scams, phony grant scams, home remodeling, air duct cleaning schemes and a variety of ...more »

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Woman alleges negligent debt collection practices
Madison County RecordFebruary 7, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS — A woman claims a debt collector negligently failed to note that she had disputed a debt on her account. Roslyn Gray filed a complaint on Jan. 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Jefferson ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Bankruptcy filing leaves Mavericks surfing event in doubt
SFGateFebruary 1, 2017

Organizers of the Bay Area's big-wave surf competition Titans of Mavericks filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week amid a selling of their assets and a slew of lawsuits but said the extreme sporting event has not been canceled. Titans of Mavericks LLC ...more »

Disputes With Irs
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UPDATE: Medtronic looks to sell $5B medical supplies biz
Mass DeviceFebruary 1, 2017

based company in its lawsuit against the IRS over the dispute, which involves “transfer pricing” among the company's various units during the tax years 2005 and 2006. The tax bureau claimed Medtronic owed income tax of $548.2 million for 2005 and $810 ...more »

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Seniors forced to pay for old student loans
The Morning SunFebruary 7, 2017

Congress is set to consider measures to stop Social Security garnishments or limit them in some fashion (reduced garnishment amounts, time limits, inflation indexing, etc.), but any such actions will take time that you may not have. If you are in this ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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Marbles: The Brain Store files for bankruptcy, seeks to close all its stores
Chicago TribuneFebruary 6, 2017

Adrien Phipps, of Chicago, checks out the merchandise in 2011 at a since-shuttered location of Marbles: The Brain Store on Grand Avenue in Chicago. The chain has filed for bankruptcy and is seeking to close all of its stores. (Antonio Perez / Chicago ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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Ex-Monarch Mortgage CEO committed one fraud to protect parents from another, accomplice says
Virginian-PilotFebruary 2, 2017

Court documents say Yoder never used any of the money the former couple hid from the bankruptcy court to pay off the mortgage – even after he recovered from having his prostate removed. Instead, he used the money to pay alimony, his children's tuition ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Titans of Mavericks Organizers File for Bankruptcy and Get Sued by Red Bull
TheInertia.comFebruary 1, 2017

The bankruptcies and lawsuit leave many unanswered questions about the future of the contest and the exclusive five-season event permit still in the hands of the organizers. Cartel Management, the company belonging to Griffin Guess, owes somewhere ...more »


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