Daily Archives: September 4, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Bankruptcy by Aaron Kase  
Uncle Sam Docks Social Security to Reclaim Student Loan Debt

Consumers struggling with onerous student loan payments in a tight economy may be in for some bad news: Those loans never go away, and even Social Security checks can be garnished to pay them back. According to a report by Smartmoney.com, between January and Aug. 6, about 115,000 people had their retirement checks reduced to pay off federal student loans. Up to 15 percent of the payment can be withheld, or $185 from the average Social Security check of $1,234. …

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

Hundreds of Millions of Guns in America Our country is flooded with hundreds of millions of guns. Nearly half of U.S. homes own a firearm, and the country is paying the price. Gun massacres at the Aurora, Colo., theater and the Sikh temple in Wisconsin are just the latest in a long history of bloodbaths. There have been 50 U.S. rampage killings involving firearms in the last 25 years. Find Out More…   Cops Monitor Social Media for Clues, Crimes …

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Posted 5 years ago in Banking Law by Aaron Kase  
Famous Athletes Fall Prey to Ponzi Scheme

Professional athletes pulling in millions of dollars are wise to invest some of that money using a financial professional. Unfortunately, some former football players and a U.S. Olympic soccer player are finding they put their trust in the wrong hands. St. Louis Rams quarterback A.J. Feeley, his wife, who is soccer star Heather Mitts, and several other current and former football players are suing their financial adviser, William Crafton Jr., as well as various firms and banks that employed him. …

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