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2005 Bankruptcy Reforms: Private Student Loans and Economics by Rebecca Chang If the decision were up to you, would you repeal the 2005 bankruptcy reforms as related to private student loans? Why or why not? The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 has tightened bankruptcy code so that no student loan may be discharged in bankruptcy, federal or private, unless it .
Identity Theft and Bankruptcy Cases Imagine that you receive a letter requesting that you appear at a meeting of creditors related to a bankruptcy case. However, you have never considered bankruptcy and have no knowledge of any type of bankruptcy filing. After consulting with an attorney who investigates, you find out that someone has used your name, social security number, ...
CPAs sometimes have conflicting obligations. The Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants says that accountants must maintain client confidences. That makes sense; no one wants to hire an accountant or auditor who blabs trade secrets or a client’s expansion plans. But what if the accountant learns of wrongdoing by the client? Can accountants become whistleblowers? When ca ...
"Charlie" When quick help is needed to avoid grief, who is often chosen to help out? Apparently often, "Charlie." In the artistic field, there is well-known cartoonist Charles M. Schultz and his alter-ego "Charlie Brown." In the fields of commerce and government, are two other "Charlies" - Charles Erwin Wilson ("Engine Charlie") and Charles Edward Wilson ("Electric Charlie").
Many people who are facing an amicable divorce or custody case understandably want to take the most cost effective route to finishing their paperwork. For some people that means they draft the paperwork themselves. Frequently, however, this approach backfires in fairly damaging ways. Here are some of the ways it can backfire or you can be better off hiring and family law attor ...
And again they serve themselves. Judges are no exception. The Federal Constitutional Court judges have unanimously decided that the remuneration of judges is unconstitutional. It is reported here. This applies to the Grade R1. That is somewhere between 3,000 and 5,000 EUR, depending on the age and seniority of the judge.The Federal Constitutional Court is based on Art. 33 (5) of the Basic Law.
Cars are designed to withstand low intensity impacts and get away without any major damage; however, it is not the same with the human body. A fender bender is a minor accident which occurs when the car behind yours nips the rear bumper of your car or when you hit the fender of another vehicle in a parking lot.
Executing partial releases and a final release in consideration of payment are routine on construction projects. Counsel will correctly tell you not to sign a release if you don’t intend to release all of your claims through the date of the release. Counsel will also tell you to be sure to exempt those claims from a release that you do not intend on releasing.
Those who work in the construction and excavation industries are well aware of the dangers of trench collapse accidents. There are certain shoring standards and safety measures that employers are required to adhere to in order to reduce the potential for a trench collapse. Unfortunately, employers do not always follow these measures.
With contributions from Trevor Thomas, Lawyer. While the phrase “just cause” has become a part of the public lexicon (so much so that it has been used as the title of a popular action-adventure video game), the term actually has a specific legal meaning that few non-lawyers are fully familiar with.
Written by Jordan Hammer • May 6th, 2015 • Probate Litigation, Probate Administration, Fundamental to our legal system is the concept of procedural due process — before any order can be rendered affecting a person’s rights, that person must be given notice and an opportunity to be heard. In civil cases, the summons and complaint are the implements of serving process and mee ...
citizenship > Citizenship Through Joining the U.S. Military Today, I would like to touch upon the program known as Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI), which is offered by the U.S. Military. Below are some frequently asked questions about MAVNI. What is MAVNI? MAVNI is a military enlistment program for immigrants with specialized skills.
Car accidents involving a wrong way vehicle often are more severe than other types of car accidents. The National Transportation Safety Board reports that there are over 260 wrong way accidents reported across the United Sates every year resulting in at least 360 fatalities. It has been proven that accidents caused by vehicles being driven on the wrong side of the road are mor ...
One of my current observations about our clients is the number of them who gamble. In the Montgomery River Region, we have several casinos where on a typical week night every seat could be filled by someone hoping to strike it rich. Recently, I had a client who testified at her hearing that she had spent her entire Social Security check at a local casino.
In Texas, law enforcement will sometimes engage in undercover sting operations in order to catch people in the act of soliciting prostitution. These sting operations may also be used to expose sex trafficking organizations or catch pimps. These operations usually work by using an undercover police officer posing as a prostitute who attempts to find paying customers.