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National Consumer Bankruptcy Law Firm Sanctioned for Harming Financially Distressed Consumers and Auto Lenders

After a four-day trial, a national consumer bankruptcy law firm and its local partner attorneys were sanctioned and enjoined by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia for causing “unconscionable” harm to their clients. The court found that the law firm and its attorneys, among other things, systematically engaged in the unauthorized[...]

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Bankruptcy Filings Continue to Decline

Bankruptcy filings fell by 1.8 percent for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2018, compared with the year ending March 31, 2017. The data continues a national trend of declining bankruptcy filings since 2011. The March 2018 annual bankruptcy filings totaled 779,828, compared with 794,492 cases in the previous year, according to statistics released by[...]

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Just the Facts: Consumer Bankruptcy Filings, 2006-2017

Just the Facts is a feature that highlights issues and trends in the Judiciary based on data collected by the Judiciary Data and Analysis Office (JDAO) of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Bankruptcy can provide a fresh financial start for consumers who cannot pay their debts, either because of insolvency or insufficient income to meet creditor demands.[...]

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7 Myths About Personal Injury Claims Debunked

Corpus Christi Personal Injury Lawyers Blog There are a lot of myths about personal injury claims with many of them coming from television, movies, and misinformed family members. Unfortunately, listening to untrustworthy information can lead to making a bad decision. Trust your car accident lawyer, Timothy D. Raub, with over 25 years of experience getting[...]

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Mueller indicts 13 Russians for interfering in US election

Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought charges against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups for interfering with the 2016 U.S. elections. The explosive new charges allege that the Russians created false U.S. personas and stole the identities of real U.S. people in order to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, an assessment previously reached[...]

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This UV Lamp Could Prevent the Flu Virus From Spreading in Public Places

Researchers have developed an ultraviolet (UV) lamp that kills the influenza virus but isn’t harmful to human skin or eyes, according to a new study in Scientific Reports. They hope the technology can be commercialized and marketed to prevent the spread of seasonal flu in public places, such as schools, hospitals, and airports. “We’ve known for a[...]

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Weinstein Company Sale Delayed by N.Y. Attorney General Lawsuit

The fire sale of the Weinstein Company hit a last-minute snag on Sunday, when Eric T. Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general, filed a lawsuit against the studio and its fraternal founders alleging that they repeatedly violated state and city laws barring gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual abuse and coercion. The lawsuit, filed electronically in State[...]

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Here are the bankruptcy sale details on Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi

You want to buy a water park? An NYC law firm has put Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi on the market after Upper Padre Partners, LP, filed for bankruptcy with bankruptcy lawyers last May. Water park, hotel, 9-hole golf course and 109 more acres of developed land on Padre Island. How much would you pay? Keen-Summit Capital Partners,[...]

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U.S. gunmaker Remington seeks financing to file for bankruptcy

Remington Outdoor Company Inc, one of the largest U.S. makers of firearms, has reached out to banks and credit investment funds in search of financing that will allow it to file for bankruptcy, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The move comes as Remington reached a forbearance agreement with its creditors this week[...]

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Nearly a year after FBI raid, Texas Sen. Carlos Uresti heads to trial to face 11 felony charges

SAN ANTONIO — After hundreds of legal filings and three separate trial delays, Democratic state Sen. Carlos Uresti will finally get his day in court next week to face felony charges of fraud and money laundering. Jury selection begins Thursday in the criminal case against Uresti, a two-decade veteran of the Texas Legislature charged with[...]

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