Daily Archives: November 14, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 1 year ago in Bankruptcy by Jennifer King  
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Facebook to Pay $20M to Settle ‘Sponsored Stories’ Suit Facebook plans to settle a California class action over its use of users’ names and their profile pictures in its Sponsored Stories program for $20 million. The class accused the site of using the names and/or likenesses of users without their permission to promote products and services in violation of California’s state laws. Find Out More…   Prepaid Debit Cards Are Largely Unregulated Prepaid debit cards continue to grow in popularity …

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Posted 1 year ago in News of the Weird Taxation by Chuck Shepherd  
‘Queen of Tax Fraud’ Challenges the IRS on Facebook

IRS agents, investigating tax-fraud suspect Rashia Wilson, 26, turned up “thousands” of identification numbers in a September home search in Tampa. Wilson had already laid down a challenge in May, when she wrote on Facebook: “I’m Rashia, the queen of IRS tax fraud. (I’m) a millionaire for the record. So if you think that indicting me will be easy, it won’t. I promise you. I won’t do no time, dumb (expletive unpublished).” The search also turned up a handgun, and …

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Posted 1 year ago in Gay and Lesbian issues by Aaron Kase  
LGBT Couples Can Apply for Retroactive Tax Refunds

With the looming possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court might strike down the Defense of Marriage Act sometime this term, married same-sex couples could suddenly find themselves eligible for a host of federal tax benefits. Even better, if couples file what is known as a protective tax refund claim with the IRS before the end of the year, they could potentially pick up some extra dollars going as far back as 2009. DOMA, the 1996 Clinton-era law banning federal recognition …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Texas Woman Arrested for Outing Undercover Cop on Facebook

A woman in Texas is facing criminal retaliation charges after she posted a photo on Facebook of an undercover police officer. Melissa Walthall, 30, will answer charges that she created a “viable threat” to the officer’s safety by identifying him as a cop after he testified against her friend in a drug trial. Walthall’s friend, George Pickens, had apparently found the officer’s personal Facebook page after the cop testified against him during his trial two months previously. According to reports, …

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Posted 1 year ago in About Lawyers.com Video by Isidore Gotto  
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