Daily Archives: January 31, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Bankruptcy by Aaron Kase  
Are Spouses Required To File for Bankruptcy Together?

When you get married, you agree to share your life with your new spouse, in sickness and health, for richer and poorer— but what about bankruptcy? When one spouse files for bankruptcy, does that mean the whole family gets dragged in?   Debt: Joint or Individual? Bankruptcy is a process that more and more families are facing: Though consumer bankruptcies were actually down 11 percent in 2011 from 2010, after several years of steady rises, experts are forecasting another rise …

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Posted 5 years ago in Consumer Law by Aaron Kase  
Consumers Can’t Sue Credit Card Companies for Deceptive Language and Hidden Fees

The Supreme Court this month affirmed the right of credit card companies to deny you the ability to take them to court, leaving consumers with little recourse to fight back against abusive practices and deceptive contracts. Consumers have few options to avoid binding arbitration clauses Arbitration clauses proliferating for all manner of products Arbitration Fairness Act in Congress could restore people’s right to fairly collect damages   No Day in Court In an eight to one decision in the case …

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Posted 5 years ago in by Courtney Sherwood  
What Should You Do if You’re Renting from a Slumlord?

With Courtney Love’s recent court win in the news, you may think it’s a good idea to withhold your own rent money next time you have a conflict with your landlord. But attorneys familiar with landlord-tenant law say that such a move could get you evicted. Don’t forget: Love paid her back rent before a judge ruled that she could stay in her $26,000-per-month apartment. Whether you’re irked by your neighbor’s loud music or are at your wits’ end because …

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