Daily Archives: October 26, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Creditor/Debtor Divorce by Lawyers.com   
You May be Responsible for Your Ex’s Credit Card Debt

A divorce decree addresses, among other things, division of both the assets and debts accrued during the course of a marriage. This includes credit card debt. Credit card companies, however, are not bound by divorce decrees. Unless you are careful right from the moment you decide to separate, you can end up being liable for credit card debt incurred by your ex. Experts recommend that divorcing couples exit the marriage with no joint debt.   Joint Credit Card Accounts Although …

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Posted 2 years ago in Litigation by Aaron Kase  
Butt Face Apparel Company Faces Contempt Charges

The Butt Face apparel company was forced to shut its doors in August after the North Face dragged them into court for being in contempt of a settlement between the outdoor gear giant and a previous incarnation of Butt Face called South Butt. South Butt was a spoof company started by Missouri teenager Jimmy Winkelmann, Jr. in 2007 to poke fun at the slightly more established North Face brand. South Butt’s logo featured the North Face insignia turned over to …

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Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards Medical Malpractice by Sylvia Hsieh  
Doctor Who Left Sponge in Patient Must Pay $6 Million

A doctor has been ordered to pay $6 million for leaving a 18-inch sponge inside a cancer patient on whom she was operating. In 2005, Geraldine Nicholson, a 55-year old wife and mother of three, went under the knife to have cancerous tissue in her rectum and colon removed. The surgeon, Dr. Arleen Thom, left a surgical sponge inside Nicholson’s abdomen before closing her up. The 18-inch by 18-inch sponge caused infections and then prevented Nicholson from being able to …

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Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards Labor and Employment by Sylvia Hsieh  
Walmart Worker Wins $1.5 Million for Verbal Abuse by Boss

As Walmart employees stage their first retail-worker strike across the country, a 42-year-old former assistant manager has won a $1.5 million lawsuit for being mistreated by a store manager. Meredith Boucher claimed she was verbally abused for six months between May and November 2009 when she worked as an assistant manager of a Walmart in Canada. Boucher’s lawsuit accused store manager Jason Pinnock, 32, of calling her a “[expletive] idiot,” a “gong show” and “stupid” and that he made her …

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Posted 2 years ago in Bankruptcy by Ed Alpern  
VIDEO: There’s Nothing Shameful About Filing for Bankruptcy

  Roughly 1.4 million people file for bankruptcy per year — primarily because of a job loss or a catastrophic illness, according to Lawyers.com reporter Ed Alpern. Attorney Michael Siegel of Siegel & Siegel in Manhattan says there is nothing immoral about filing for bankruptcy. It’s a federal law and is provided for in the U.S. Constitution. “A person should get a full understanding of their assets, their debt, their income and their expenses — and then they’ll be in …

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