Daily Archives: June 13, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Bankruptcy by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of the Bankruptcy Newsletter

The Rising Cost of Going Bankrupt Bankruptcy is the last lifeline for consumers facing insurmountable debts, but it still comes at a price. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are unable to afford the cost of filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, according to a new study. The average cost for filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy is more than $1,500, including attorney’s fees. Find Out More…   More Consumers Suing Over Debt Collection Harassment There’s been a recent surge in the number of …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Jennifer King  
Gang Members Arrested After Friending Cop on Facebook

Your parents probably told you never to talk to strangers. Fourteen Brooklyn gang members learned that lesson the hard way—and now they’re facing hard time in prison. New York City Police Officer Michael Rodrigues got a tip that the Brower Boys gang members might be responsible for a year-long rash of burglaries in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood. As the saying goes, you have to think like a criminal to catch a criminal. These criminals included a bunch of 18-year-old boys, …

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Posted 5 years ago in Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Are Your Social Media Accounts Really Private?

How private are your posts on Facebook and your tweets on Twitter? If you think the answer depends only on how you configure your privacy or security settings for your accounts, you might be in for a rude awakening – at least if you’re ever involved in a court case. Two recent cases illustrate that if you step into a courthouse – whether intentionally, as a plaintiff in a civil suit, or not so intentionally as a defendant or even …

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