Daily Archives: September 26, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Bankruptcy by Jennifer King  
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Owe Back Taxes? The IRS Might Compromise For consumers facing deep tax debt, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. The Internal Revenue Service is liberalizing its “Offer in Compromise” program, which will make it vastly easier to reach a settlement with the government if you are unable to pay off all of your tax debt. Find Out More…   While Olympic Athletes Go for Broke, Families Go Broke Earning an Olympic gold medal takes years …

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Posted 2 years ago in Immigration by Aaron Kase  
Sheriff Joe Arpaio Loses Racial Profiling Appeal

Notorious Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio cannot order his henchmen to detain people based solely on suspicion that they are undocumented immigrants, a federal court ruled yesterday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco turned down Arpaio’s appeal of a previous decision that temporarily stopped the self-proclaimed “America’s toughest sheriff” from racial profiling of Latino residents in the state. A lower court in Phoenix is still deciding a lawsuit brought against Sheriff Joe by a group of Latinos …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Kentucky Man Gets DUI for Drunk Horse-Riding

Riding enthusiasts counting on their favorite steed to get them home from the bar might be in for a rude surprise, at least in Kentucky. Danny Reynolds, 55, was arrested recently for DUI because he blew double the legal limit– while riding a horse. Reynolds says he took his 8-year-old horse Stormy out for a ride with some friends and pulled back a couple beers along the way. However, he stopped to take a break, which proved to be his …

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Posted 2 years ago in Your Family & The Law by Michele Bowman  
Are Destination Weddings Legal?

Thinking of getting married on the honeymoon instead of before it? More and more couples are choosing to tie the knot in exotic locations. Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering joining them. “In general, marriages which are legally performed and valid abroad are also legally valid in the United States,” according to the U.S. Department of State. The trick is to make sure you’re following the laws of the state or country where you’re getting married. Do …

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Posted 2 years ago in Bankruptcy by Aaron Kase  
Obamacare May Lead to Drop in Bankruptcies

As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act gears into full implementation over the next two years, health insurance will be extended to millions of Americans who couldn’t previously afford it. With medical bills one of the largest causes of bankruptcy, will health care reform bring a reduction in people who resort to bankruptcy court to seek debt relief? About 1.35 million people filed for bankruptcy last year, with the number poised to rise in 2012. It’s unclear exactly how …

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