• Options If Your Modification Application Was Denied

    Options If Your Modification Application Was Denied Obtaining a modification of your mortgage loan’s interest rate, loan term, or principal balance can provide substantial relief for homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments. The application process can be complicated and can require many supporting documents.

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    A recent case out of New York held that damage to a tower crane from a storm during construction is excluded from a builder’s risk policy because a tower crane is a machine that fits within the contractor’s tools exclusion, a common exclusion in builder’s risk policies. (Check out this article for a discussion on this case.

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  • Spina Bifida Birth Injuries

    Anti-depressant and anti-seizure medications have been linked to the development of spina bifida birth defects. Spina bifida is a birth defect in which the bones of the spine fail to properly form. Spina bifida in newborns can occur anywhere along the spine, but more-commonly occurs in the lower back.

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 12 readers -
  • Injuries at the Gym

    With the start of a new year, many of us make a resolution to take control of our health by losing weight and getting fit. This often involves going to a gym regularly to work out on your own, have sessions with a personal trainer, or attend an exercise class. While going to the gym should be a positive thing, the experience can turn sour quickly if you sustain an injury.

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 11 readers -
  • Two Ways an Unemployment Attorney Can Help You With Your Claim

    If you are like most people, you depend on regular paychecks in order to pay your rent or mortgage, buy food, and cover other expenses associated with day-to-day life. As a result, the sudden loss of your job can be terrifying and leave you scrambling to find an alternative source of income. Fortunately, if you have lost your job through no fault of your own, there is a good c ...

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  • Patent Points to Ponder

    The Supreme Court recently decided the Federal Circuit was incorrect in concluding that the supply of a single component of a multicomponent invention for manufacture abroad gives rise to liability under Section 271(f)(1) of the Patent Act, which prohibits the supply from the United States of “all or a substantial portion of the components of a patented invention” for combination abroad.

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  • Do You Qualify for Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation?

    This is one of the most common questions I’m asked. Debt consolidation (or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy as it is technically known) is one of the most common types of bankruptcy cases, and many people are familiar with how it works. We have written before about many of the details of Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation, but today I wanted to address the issue of how to qualify for a Chapter 13 case.

    Nick Gajewski/ Bond and Botes- 5 readers -
  • Morgan Stanley to Pay an $8 Million Penalty

    Morgan Stanley to Pay an $8 Million Penalty Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 8:59 AM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has agreed to pay an $8 million penalty and admit wrongdoing in order to settle charges by the SEC. According to the complaint, the SEC alleged that Morgan Stanley did not adequately implement its po ...

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  • 4th Circuit Issues Devastating Opinion Regarding “Assault Rifles”

    Today the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals sitting En Banc issued a devastating opinion regarding “assault rifles” in Kolbe v. Hogan. The Fourth Circuit covers Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Kolbe challenged Maryland’s Firearm Safety Act of 2013 (“FSA”), which bans AR-15s and other military-style rifles and shotguns as well as detachable ...

    Adam Kraut/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 12 readers -
  • Don’t Wait, Apply for Your Citizenship

    Don’t Wait, Apply for Your Citizenship As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have been encouraging my clients who are green card holders (lawful permanent resident) to apply for citizenship as soon as they possibly can. Below are some frequently asked questions. I am a green card holder. Why can’t I wait to apply for citizenship? A green card holder does not enjoy the same leg ...

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 9 readers -
  • The Surprising Number of Dangerous Drivers on the Roads

    You may mostly associate dangerous driving behaviors with young and inexperienced drivers. Teenagers and other new drivers tend to not fully recognize the risks of certain acts on the road, such as texting or otherwise violating traffic laws. Speeding, running traffic signals, and not wearing a seat belt may seem like a rush to them – not a threat to themselves and everyone else on the road.

    fountaininjurylaw- 10 readers -
  • Payless Reportedly in Talks to Close 1000 Stores

    Payless Inc. is reportedly discussing a restructuring plan with its lenders. The restructuring plan would involve closings about 1000 of its stores. Currently, Payless operates more than 4400 stores around the country. Shoe Seller May Be Forced to File Bankruptcy According to sources familiar with Payless’ financial situation, the shoe seller might be forced to file bankruptcy ...

    Kathryn Davis/ Bond and Botes- 9 readers -
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