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Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

Provides legal tips for businesses and consumers in California. By Carl H. Starrett.

http://blog.chs-law.com/
  • Oct 16

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.
    When I first opened my practice in 2004, I knew that I needed a website to promote my services.  I had heard of blogging and figured that I needed one for my website.  So I started off with Yahoo's over priced web hosting service and a blog…
  • Sep 30

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010
    An open letter to the San Diego Chargers:
  • Sep 12

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement
    Not too long ago, I started an advertising campaign on a local radio station. I excitedly tuned into the station and listened for my first "spot" to run. The station's staff had not entered the proper "conflict codes", so they also ran an…
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Quincy, MA Bankruptcy Blog

Quincy, MA Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and means testing in Massachusetts. By Kara O'Donnell.

http://quincylegal.wordpress.com
  • Sep 19

    Massachusetts Bankruptcy Attorney – Home repossessions at highest level in months – Weymouth Bankruptcy Attorney

    Massachusetts Bankruptcy Attorney – Home repossessions at highest level in months – Weymouth Bankruptcy Attorney
    U.S. home repossessions spiked in August to highest level since the start of the U.S. mortgage crisis. The increase in home repossessions came even as the number of properties entering the foreclosure process slowed for the seventh month in a…
  • Sep 18

    Unemployment to be extended beyond 99 weeks? A Tier 5 may be coming . . .

    Unemployment to be extended beyond 99 weeks? A Tier 5 may be coming . . .
    On August 4, 2010, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced the Americans Want to Work Act. This legislation would create an additional tier (Tier 5) of unemployment benefits for those (known as the 99ers) who have exhausted their…
  • Sep 12

    Why should I pay off high interest rate credit cards first?

    Why should I pay off high interest rate credit cards first?
    You’ve probably read that you should pay off high interest rate credit card debt first. From a financial standpoint, that’s true. It costs more to carry a balance on a high interest rate credit card. The longer you take to pay off the…
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California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

http://jasonbuckingham.activerain.com/
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jul 21

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
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Tulsa Bankruptcy and Consumer Law

Tulsa Bankruptcy and Consumer Law

By F. Bennett Callicoat.

http://tulsabankruptcyandconsumerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 3

    The Seven Habits of Highly Unsuccessful People* (a "How To" for Going Broke)

    The Seven Habits of Highly Unsuccessful People* (a "How To" for Going Broke)
    I'm old enough to remember Romper Room -- a kids show on TV back in the dark (as in "black and white") ages.  Romper Room had a regular segment called something like "Do Bee vs. Don't Bee" -- the idea being that you should be a "Do Bee"…
  • Oct 30

    Real Garnishment, Real Life: Can the Bank Really Take My Kid's Money?

    Real Garnishment, Real Life: Can the Bank Really Take My Kid's Money?
    Some clients were in the office and were consulting me about some business debts they'd personally guaranteed from a failed business. Facing the prospect of multiple lawsuits, they wanted to know if a bank could garnish their son's bank…
  • Sep 13

    Help! My Landlord told me to get out by tomorrow!

    Help! My Landlord told me to get out by tomorrow!
    “Help! My landlord has given me 48 hours to leave my apartment and I have no place to go!” Unfortunately, this was a real life plea I received just the other day. The man on the phone told me that he’d had a dispute with his landlord…
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New York Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

New York Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and bankruptcy alternatives for individuals and businesses. By Starr & Starr, PLLC.

http://www.newyorkbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Will I Be Able to Keep My House if I File for Bankruptcy in New York - PART II?

    Will I Be Able to Keep My House if I File for Bankruptcy in New York - PART II?
    A common question we get from our clients and prospective clients in New York City, Nassau. Suffolk and Westchester Counties is whether they will be able to keep their homes if they file for personal bankruptcy.
  • Oct 8

    Will I Be Able to Keep My House in New York if I File for Bankruptcy in New York - PART I?

    Will I Be Able to Keep My House in New York if I File for Bankruptcy in New York - PART I?
    A common question we get from our clients and prospective clients in New York City, Nassau. Suffolk and Westchester Counties is whether they will be able to keep their homes if they file for personal bankruptcy. This is Part I of a two part…
  • Sep 24

    Using Bankruptcy to Stop Wage Garnishment in New York

    Using Bankruptcy to Stop Wage Garnishment in New York
    Many of our clients and prospective clients in Manhattan, Bronx, Queens and other boroughs are facing the difficult situation of a wage garnishment and wonder if a personal bankruptcy filing could help. Just to review, a creditor with a…
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Integra Law Group Attorneys Blog

Integra Law Group Attorneys Blog

Covers debt relief, bankruptcy, estate planning and elder law in Idaho.

http://www.integralawblog.com
  • Jun 16

    Credit Card Companies Cut Deal

    Credit Card Companies Cut Deal
    Credit card companies are increasingly doing something they have historically refused to do -  cutting deals on delinquent accounts for substantially less than the amount owed, according to a recent article in the New York Times. …
  • Jun 5

    Medical Bills A Factor in 62% of Bankruptcie

    Medical Bills A Factor in 62% of Bankruptcie
    According to a recent study by Harvard Medical School, 62% of all personal bankruptcies filed in 2007 were related to a significant extent to medical bills.  Further, the really shocking statistic is that of those bankruptcies where medical…
  • May 6

    Court Halts Foreclosure Sale

    Court Halts Foreclosure Sale
    A court in South California has issued an order halting certain home foreclosure sales.  The injunction – which I believe to be the first of its kind for a broad class of borrowers — prevents stops foreclosure sales on properties…
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Bankruptcy Case Law

Bankruptcy Case Law

Features bankruptcy opinions from around the country. By Rachel Lynn Foley.

http://bankruptcycaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    In re Booker, Case No. 08-42466

    In re Booker, Case No. 08-42466
    Court grants motion to dismiss pursuant to § 707(b)(3) based on totality of the circumstances of Debtors’ financial situation and bad faith. Court discusses standards applicable and the factors to consider under each of the two…
  • Mar 2

    In re Duvall, Case No. 08-20466

    In re Duvall, Case No. 08-20466
    Court found that the state court judgment, which was a default judgment rendered as a sanction for debtor’s failure to comply with discovery orders, was a judgment on the merits and, therefore, the doctrine of collateral estoppel was…
  • Feb 21

    CO General Insurance Company, et al. v. Ajene Edo No. 06-100

    CO General Insurance Company, et al. v. Ajene Edo No. 06-100
    Two questions are presented:1. Whether the Ninth Circuit's construction of "willfully" under section 1681n of FCRA impermissibly permits a finding of willfulness to be based upon nothing more than negligence, gross negligence, or a completely…
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Property of the Estate

Property of the Estate

Focuses on developments in the Northern District of Texas bankruptcy courts. By Rochelle & McCullough, LLP.

http://www.propertyoftheestate.com/
  • Jan 28

    Value Billing For The Bankruptcy Professional?

    Value Billing For The Bankruptcy Professional?
    Bloomberg has a story about $18.50 per minute legal services in some of the larger bankruptcies currently on file.  For those as bad at math as me, that is over $1000 an hour.  Nice work if you can get it.  The story does point out that…
  • Jan 27

    2009: Time to get Blogging (and Tweeting?)

    2009: Time to get Blogging (and Tweeting?)
    Jeez.  It's 2009 already.  Time to get moving on blogging for the bankruptcy litigation folks out there.  I suspect there will be plenty to keep us all busy this year (and the coming years, sadly).  Check back for more updates in the…
  • Sep 18

    Auditor Negligence Exception to In Pari Delicto

    Auditor Negligence Exception to In Pari Delicto
    On September 9, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an opinion in Thabault v. Chait & PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP, 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 19227.  The opinion is an interesting read for a number of reasons,…
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ABI's BAPCPA Blog

ABI's BAPCPA Blog

Covers the implementation of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA) as its provisions are interpreted and applied by the courts. By Kyzyak Tropin & Throckmorton.

http://bapcpa.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Appeal of "Debt Relief Agency" Decision Dismissed for Lack of Standing

    Appeal of "Debt Relief Agency" Decision Dismissed for Lack of Standing
    Within hours after the main provisions of BAPCPA became effective on October 17, 2005, a Bankruptcy Court in Georgia issued a sua sponte order entitled "In re Attorneys at Law and Debt Relief Agencies" which determined that attorneys are not…
  • Oct 12

    Catching Up on BAPCPA Decision

    Catching Up on BAPCPA Decision
    A slow recovery from summer vacation has caused BAPCPA Blog to fall behind on our mission in keeping track of decisions interpreting the BAPCPA amendments. In the interest of getting current, we will be starting a new program: on a weekly…
  • Aug 18

    Another Partial Blow to Constitutionality of BAPCPA "Debt Relief Agency" Rule

    Another Partial Blow to Constitutionality of BAPCPA "Debt Relief Agency" Rule
    Another court has joined the fray in addressing the constitutionality of the BAPCPA provisions regulating "debt relief agencies." In Olsen v. Gonzales, Case No. 05-6365-HO (D. Or. 8/11/06), an Oregon District Court has held unconstitutional…
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