Monthly Archives: November 2012


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Debt Settlement Companies Rip Off Consumers It’s a debtor’s nightmare: You pay a company to help you pay off what you owe, but the company rips you off for thousands of dollars, then makes empty promises to give you a refund. The victims file a class-action lawsuit and fight for four years to recoup what you’re owed, all you ultimately get is $185. That’s what happened to California consumers who hired debt-settlement companies to help them consolidate and pay off …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Betsy Kim  
Federal Court Upholds New York Gun Licensing Law

– Aaron Kase and Larry Bodine also contributed to this story. A New York federal appeals court on Nov. 27 shot down an effort to establish a fundamental right to carry handguns in public, and upheld the state’s handgun licensing law.  Five residents of Westchester, N.Y., and a gun lobby lost their case, which tried to expand Second Amendment handgun rights. Gun industry lobbies like the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation have been suing states and cities …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd  
Short-Changed Bank Robber Returns for More Money

LEGAL NEWS OF THE WEIRD — Arthur Bundrage, 28, was arrested in Syracuse, N.Y., in October after he returned to the Alliance Bank — which he had just robbed minutes earlier — because he discovered that the employee had given him less than the $20,000 his demand note ordered. Officers arrived to find Bundrage standing by the front doors, trying to get back in.  

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Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards Labor and Employment by Sylvia Hsieh  
‘Price Is Right’ Model Wins $8.5 Million Prize in Pregnancy Lawsuit

A former model on the Price is Right won $8.5 million in a discrimination lawsuit that claimed the show refused to take her back after she returned from maternity leave. Along with several other sparkly gown-wearing hostesses, Brandi Cochran, 41, showcased items and presented prizes to contestants on the long-running game show from 2002 to 2009. She claimed that when she told the producers that she was pregnant and expecting twins in December 2008, they began treating her poorly, made …

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Posted 2 years ago in Bankruptcy Podcasts by Lawyers.com Radio  
The Basics of Bankruptcy [Podcast]

  Matt: Welcome to Lawyers.com radio. Your legal solutions start right here. We’ll help you understand your legal issue, find a lawyer in your area, and suggest legal forums for legal self-help. Today’s show is brought to you by the Internet law lawyers at Traverse Legal, PLC. This is Matt Plessner and today we’ll be discussing bankruptcy. Bankruptcy hits tons of Americans all the time, and we here at Lawyers.com want to educate you on what to do in the …

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