Daily Archives: January 23, 2012 - 4 results


Posted 2 years ago in Child Custody and Support by Jennifer King  
Putting a Face on Unpaid Child Support: Kendra’s Story

This article is part of an ongoing Lawyers.com series looking at the child support crisis in America. Other articles in this series include: Deadbeat Parents Don’t Pay Because There’s No Enforcement Putting a Face on Unpaid Child Support: Gabrielle’s Story Federal Government No Help with Unpaid Child Support   Delinquency on child support payments is at an epidemic in the United States. According to the latest comprehensive child support numbers from the US Census Bureau, only 41.2 percent of custodial …

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Posted 2 years ago in by Courtney Sherwood  
Even Outrageous Foreclosures Difficult to Challenge

A 50-year-old Mexican immigrant with an eighth-grade education can move forward with his lawsuit against Citibank after the bank foreclosed on him for failing to make loan payments that were nearly four times his pre-tax income. Jonas Z. Lona claimed that he was a victim of predatory lending, that his mortgage broker ignored his inability to repay a $1.5 million loan on his $40,000 annual income, and that his limited English and minimal education left him unable to understand many …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court: Police Need a Search Warrant To Implant GPS Device

The Supreme Court ruled today that the government cannot install a GPS device on your vehicle to track your whereabouts unless it has obtained a warrant first. In a unanimous decision, the court sided with Washington D.C. area resident and suspected drug trafficker Antoine Jones, after police tracked him for a month and used that evidence to arrest him. He was eventually convicted and sentenced to life in prison for drug conspiracy. Using the GPS, the court said, encroached on …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
New Efforts Launched Against Sex Trafficking Scourge

Sex trafficking of human beings, particularly minors, is one of the greatest challenges facing law enforcement in the twenty-first century. The secretive nature of the crime, its perpetrators and its consumers make it difficult to combat, difficult to expose and difficult to quantify. There is no one solution to the plague, and various organizations are working around the world to raise awareness and help combat the illicit trade. Estimates put worldwide trafficking victims in the millions New database to be …

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