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  • Avoid an Embezzlement Conviction with These Defenses

    Embezzlement is the illegal practice of taking money or valuables by a person who is responsible for overseeing the money or valuables. This crime is different from simple theft because the person taking the valuables has the legal right to possess and manage the valuables. In order to prove a charge of embezzlement, the prosecution must show that the alleged embezzler had sub ...

    Law Office of James Alston- 7 readers -
  • Injured by a Defective Consumer Product in Houston?

    Injured by a Defective Consumer Product in Houston? Posted Sep 6 2014 by Stewart Guss in Personal Injury Thousands of people are injured every year by defective consumer products, sometimes severely. Even the most seemingly harmless products have the potential to cause injuries, and manufacturers and others involved in the chain of distribution have a duty to ensure that ...

    Stewart Guss/ Houston Personal Injury Attorney- 21 readers -
  • What Injury Risks exist for my School-aged Child in Indianapolis?

    Parents are naturally very protective of their children. However, once children start going to school, parents cannot be with them and keep them safe every moment. There are many different risks of personal injury when your child goes off to school, and you should always be aware that you may be legally entitled to compensation and the other party held responsible if your child ...

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  • U.S. Supreme Court in Lanning Adopts "Forward Looking Approach"

    In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision on an important issue of chapter 13 bankruptcy law in the case of Hamilton, Chapter 13 Trustee v. Lanning. The issue involved was how "a bankruptcy court should calculate a debtor's 'projected disposable income'" which is one of the factors upon which the amount of a chapter 13 debtor's monthly plan payment is based.

    Miami Bankruptcy Law Blog- 25 readers -
  • A Choking Allegation Can Complicate Family Violence Cases

    It’s a question anyone who’s ever been arrested and charged with a crime has asked a lawyer: “What happens if I’m convicted?” In a case involving family violence, the answer is, “It depends.” Under Texas law, prosecutors can charge an act of assault against a family member as a felony, which is a more serious crime, or a misdemeanor, depending on the facts and circumstances ...

    Bill Mange/ Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer- 26 readers -
  • Saving Your Property from Foreclosure with Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    " border="0" src="" title="Save home from foreclosure in chapter 13 bankruptcy " /> The filing of a chapter 13 bankruptcy case puts a stop to most foreclosure action and gives a homeowner the opportunity to pursue a mortgage modification.

    Miami Bankruptcy Law Blog- 11 readers -
  • Transition Services Agreement – a Buyer’s and Seller’s Perspective

    Highlight: A poorly drafted Transition Services Agreement can lead to misunderstandings, service interruptions, and ultimately litigation – all of which are a poor use of post-closing resources. ***** What is a Transition Services Agreement (TSA)? A TSA is a limited term outsourcing or servicing agreement, generally between a Purchaser and a Seller, with the purpose of prov ...

    Peter Ferrari/ Corporate Law Blog- 19 readers -
  • The Supreme Court's Decision in Ransom

    In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its 8-1 decision in Ransom. today. Justice Kagan wrote for the majority and Justice Scalia wrote a dissenting opinion. It was Justice Kagan's first opinion. The majority opinion held that an over-median income debtor in chapter 13 is not entitled to the "ownership costs" deduction (approx. $471 ...

    Miami Bankruptcy Law Blog- 16 readers -
  • Correcting Your Credit Report:

    The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) provides a consumer with certain rights regarding his file in the credit bureau. The FCRA was enacted to promote the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information in the files of a credit bureau. Credit bureaus may generally report accurate negative information on your credit report for up to seven years and bankruptcy information ...

    Miami Bankruptcy Law Blog- 25 readers -
  • Civil Rights Violations in Ferguson and Austin

    A Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery was arrested August 13, 2014 for “trespassing” in a McDonald’s. Watch the video provided by the Washington Post. This isn’t just any McDonald’s. No, this particular McDonald’s is where reporters who cover the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of a young African American man commonly gather. Mr.

    Bill Mange/ Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer- 31 readers -
  • Common Issues with ATVs

    All Terrain Vehicles, also known as ATVs or non caged Four-Wheelers, are common across the country, especially in rural areas. We turned to Michael Ehline of Ehline Law Firm PC, a Los Angeles personal injury advocate, in order to learn more about these types of vehicles. Ehline has a lot of experience in these cases, because California has so many inexperienced city dwellers t ...

    fountaininjurylaw- 34 readers -
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