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Effort to legalize marijuana in Michigan to move forward soonThe 5 Funniest TV Shows You Haven't Seen YetDebt-ridden courier's suicide after bailiff visit prompts call for reformsYou Should Just Hang Up On IRS Collection Calls Legitimate Or NotReinventure backs InDebted to disrupt debt collection sectorA disbarred former judge and a few felons on list of punished lawyersNew Idaho law on vacation rentals seeks middle ground | The ...Cosigning your kids' or grandkids' student loans? Think twiceCo-signing your kids' or grandkids' student loans? Think twiceAttorney making progress to collect Lewis County overdue taxesVoice of the peopleDON NOBLE: Book shows strength of story collectionsThe 'Victoria Gotti of Funeral Homes' is fighting to stay afloatAre you sacrificing your privacy for cheaper internet?The Senator and the Tax Collector

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IRS using private debt collectors, could be confusing for some
Valley News LiveApril 3, 2017

The legitimate collectors must follow the Fair Debt Collections Privacy Act, which bans abusive behavior, deceptive behavior, and unfair practices. They will have to be courteous and respect taxpayer rights. The IRS will also give taxpayers written ...more »

Money laundering, loansharking case against local mobster Rex Cunningham advances (slowly) in Hampden Superior ...
MassLive.comApril 6, 2017

They were convicted in the 1990s in a high-profile racketeering conspiracy case in federal court. Hoyle, 59, was convicted of extortion conspiracy for making collections at Cunningham's behest. Cunningham, 66, had long run ... Cunningham's defense ...more »

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Effort to legalize marijuana in Michigan to move forward soon
Fox17April 30, 2017

A man who grows marijuana for medicinal purposes smokes marijuana at a clandestine greenhouse in Mexico City on November 30, 2015. Mexico will embark in January on a national debate on overhauling its marijuana laws, the government said ...more »

The 5 Funniest TV Shows You Haven't Seen Yet
GQ MagazineApril 30, 2017

Its premise: a washed-up actor becoming a lawyer after playing one on a TV show. It's not nearly as despairing as BoJack Horseman, and ... Picking sides and splitting up record collections and all that. Roughly four episodes in, the tone was all over ...more »

Debt-ridden courier's suicide after bailiff visit prompts call for reforms
The GuardianApril 30, 2017

In a narrative conclusion to the inquest, the assistant coroner for south London, Jacqueline Devonish, recorded a verdict of suicide and expressed concern at some of the debt-collection agency's practices, though she said the bailiff, Ross Cutler, had ...more »

You Should Just Hang Up On IRS Collection Calls Legitimate Or Not
ForbesApril 30, 2017

And you shouldn't be reading tax blogs, you should be finding a lawyer. The other two faces, which it is very important not to confuse are examination and collection. You deal with examination if the IRS thinks that your return might be wrong. This can ...more »

Reinventure backs InDebted to disrupt debt collection sector
The Australian Financial ReviewApril 30, 2017

Westpac Banking Corp's venture capital fund has invested in the debt collection platform InDebted in a deal that shows banks, telcos and utilities will seek to collect more bad debts by deploying technology across the archaic industry. Reinventure ...more »

A disbarred former judge and a few felons on list of punished lawyers
Miami HeraldApril 30, 2017

Another matter alleges Podvin tried to skirt his law firm around paying a debt to another lawyer by agreeing to a consent judgment knowing his law firm had dissolved. Then, he opened another law firm and resumed doing business. The last matter stems ...more »

New Idaho law on vacation rentals seeks middle ground | The ...
The Spokesman-ReviewApril 30, 2017

Cheryl Lantz, owner of Vacation Rental Authority, gave a tour of a vacation rental home in Coeur d'Alene on Friday, April 28, 2017. A new law will limit local ...more »

Cosigning your kids' or grandkids' student loans? Think twice
The Keene SentinelApril 30, 2017

But if a borrower who has defaulted can't make payment arrangements with the collector, he or she may become subject to wage garnishment or federal benefit offsets. “When student-loan borrowers make a mistake, ... But too often, it seems that those ...more »

Co-signing your kids' or grandkids' student loans? Think twice
WatertownDailyTimes.comApril 30, 2017

But if a borrower who has defaulted can't make payment arrangements with the collector, he or she may become subject to wage garnishment or federal benefit offsets. “When student-loan borrowers make a mistake, ... But too often, it seems that those ...more »

Attorney making progress to collect Lewis County overdue taxes
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)April 30, 2017

WESTON — An outside attorney hired by the Lewis County Commission to collect overdue personal property taxes is making progress on three accounts totaling more than $325,500, officials say. The commission took advantage of a state law that went into ...more »

Voice of the people
Huntington Herald DispatchApril 30, 2017

The IRS employees of Chapter 64 of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), where I am president, strongly oppose the use of private collection agencies to pursue people with tax bills. The program has been canceled twice before because it costs ...more »

DON NOBLE: Book shows strength of story collections
Tuscaloosa NewsApril 30, 2017

Maybe novels do sell better, but Canadian Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize in literature in 2013 and George Saunders rose to the top of the literary heap with story collections, well before his novel “Lincoln in the Bardo.” Maybe story collections are ...more »

The 'Victoria Gotti of Funeral Homes' is fighting to stay afloat
New York PostApril 29, 2017

The DOB also cited illegal gas work and an added office on the third floor– both she denies. Amen's plight worsened when her then-lawyer Charles Petitto — whom she paid $7,645 to fight the violations — was disbarred. Now the city has hired a ...more »

Are you sacrificing your privacy for cheaper internet?
Digital TrendsApril 29, 2017

As it stands, ISPs can legally collect their users' browsing history, and sell it on to marketers or other entities. For some, that sounds like a huge breach of privacy. For others, it's the sound of opportunity ... Such information would be very ...more »

The Senator and the Tax Collector
Common DreamsApril 29, 2017

To make matters worse, the PCAs were also violating provisions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in their contacts with delinquent taxpayers. That was the end of that program. But, Mr. Grassley will explain, the Republican dream of tax ...more »

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