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Worried About Losing Your Wedding Ring or Other Jewelry If You File for Bankruptcy?

 

Most people who file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy don’t have a lot of expensive jewelry. But many own a wedding or engagement ring, or perhaps another special jewelry item, like great grandma’s ruby ring or grandpa’s cufflinks. And while bankruptcy is often fraught with more pressing concerns (Will I lose my home? Can I get that debt collector to stop hounding….
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OJ Simpson’s Petition for Habeus Corpus

 

OJ Simpson, the former football star, actor, and murder defendant, has petitioned a Nevada court to set aside his 2008 robbery conviction.

The robbery conviction was upheld on appeal by the Nevada Supreme Court in 2010. So if the conviction became final three years ago, how is it that Simpson is still able to challenge it in a Nevada state court?
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If my doctor says I can’t work, doesn’t that imply I have functional restrictions?

 

Question: I have degenerative disc disease and a herniated disc, have had spinal fusion surgery, and I still am not able to return to my job. I was hoping that the insurance company would approve me for long-term disability benefits (following the expiration of my short-term benefits). However, the insurance company said I don’t have any continuing restrictions even though my…
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Supreme Court: Why a Love Triangle Isn’t Chemical Warfare

 

In 1997, the United States ratified the international Convention on Chemical Weapons, whose purpose was to prevent chemical warfare. The next year, in order to implement the convention, Congress enacted a law that prohibits the possession or use of “any chemical weapon.” (18 U. S. C. §229(a)(1).)

A Toxic Situation

In 2006, Carol Bond, a Pennsylvania microbiologist, learned that her best….
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Maryland Banks Have 3 years to Sue Foreclosed Homeowners, Not 12

 

The Maryland legislature just significantly shortened the time period in which banks can sue foreclosed homeowners for a deficiency. Under a loophole in the old law, banks often had 12 years to pursue foreclosure homeowners for unpaid mortgage debt. Starting July 1, 2014, they’ll  have to do it within three years. What Is a Deficiency After Foreclosure? If you lose your….
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