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Mortgages paid down by record £9bn in quarter
The IndependentDecember 1, 2011

It was the highest negative figure since comparable records began in 1970 and means the total amount owed on mortgages has fallen by £92.9bn since the height of the credit crunch. Homeowners spent the equivalent of 3.5 per cent of their take-home pay ...more »

Legal pair reject corporate approach and establish Sinclair Sharpe Law
Manchester Evening NewsDecember 1, 2011

“It's often quite a daunting experience for someone to approach a solicitor in the first place but the corporate approach does not suit everyone. “I wanted to get away from that and create a legal service that was delivered differently. ...more »

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Planning board faces litigation over Wilton-New Canaan property split
Wilton VillagerDecember 1, 2011

The Planning and Zoning Commission discussed the litigation in executive session Monday and Nerney expects the board to again discuss it in executive session at their next meeting. "I will say that a person, as part of the process, has the ability to ...more »

General Civil Litigation
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Major insurer for physicians says it's not needed
CanadianBusiness.comDecember 6, 2011

In the US, each party bears its own litigation costs in federal court and virtually all state courts. Because large companies are involved typically in more than 100 lawsuits, "they can spread their risk of losing," said Jeffrey Jackson, professor at ...more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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COO Shareholder Alert: The Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor, LLP Announce ...
MarketWatch (press release)December 7, 2011

7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Former United States Securities and United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie Briscoe, founder of The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC, and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor, LLP announce ...more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims on Behalf of Investors of Magma Design ...
Benzinga (press release)December 1, 2011

The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago, and Washington, DC, is acknowledged as one of the premier firms in the areas of corporate, securities, and antitrust class litigation. Founded by the late Abraham L. Pomerantz, known as the dean of ...more »

Tax dodge promoter headed to prison: 'I am too smart to reoffend'
Seattle Post IntelligencerDecember 2, 2011

Agents searching Myrland's home in February found several unsigned “writs of probable cause” with signature lines for the president of the Assemblies group as well as Garrison and Raymond Jarlik Bell. They also recovered a similarly bogus writ allowing ...more »


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