Daily Archives: October 10, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Bankruptcy by Jennifer King  
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Yes, You Can Ditch a Student Loan in Bankruptcy It’s an often-repeated mantra: You can’t discharge student loans through bankruptcy. While it’s a reality for most indebted people, the conventional wisdom isn’t quite true. In a seldom-invoked provision, people in extreme circumstances can jettison their student loans if they can prove to a judge they face undue financial hardship. Find Out More…   Famous Athletes Fall Prey to Ponzi Scheme Professional athletes pulling in millions of dollars are wise to …

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Michigan Batman Arrested (Again) for Interfering with Police

Mark Williams isn’t waiting for Halloween to dress up and play superhero. The Petoskey, Mich. man recently showed up to an accident scene dressed as Batman, convinced he could help. The cops, however, were having none of it and arrested the superhero wannabe for obstructing and resisting police during an investigation. On Sept. 29, Williams, 33, arrived at a crime scene he’d discovered by tuning in to a police scanner. So did state police, who tried to use a police …

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Posted 2 years ago in Gay and Lesbian issues by Aaron Kase  
California Bans Gay Conversion Therapy for Kids

California has passed a bill outlawing so-called “therapies” aimed at changing the sexual orientation of minors. Licensed therapists may no longer offer treatments that try to convince children who identify as gay that they should be straight instead. The law specifically prohibits practices that set out “to change behaviors or gender expressions, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex.” There is no scientific evidence that such therapies could be effective, and …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
LAPD Hit with Two Big Verdicts for Police Shootings

In the past two weeks, the Los Angeles Police Department has been hit with two multi-million dollar jury verdicts for police shootings – one for shooting an unarmed murder suspect and another for shooting and Tasering a mentally ill woman. In the first incident, LAPD officers were attempting to arrest Robert Contreras for an alleged drive-by shooting in 2005. They claimed he turned toward them holding an object which turned out to be a cell phone. Officers shot Contreras, and …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Zimmerman May Sue NBC for Libel

George Zimmerman’s lawyer has said he is considering suing NBC for libel over the network’s editing of the 911 call Zimmerman made on the night he killed Trayvon Martin. But legal experts say the case would be a long shot. “NBC intentionally edited George Zimmerman’s non-emergency call to make it appear he is a racist, then they repeatedly broadcast that edited tape to the nation,” Mark O’Mara told TheWrap, a Hollywood news source, on Oct. 4. “What NBC did is …

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