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Workers Sue When Employers Retaliate It’s bad enough when workers are forced to file a harassment or discrimination claim against an employer. But some employers make it worse by badgering workers who complain. Workers who suffer the consequences for filing claims against their employers can also sue for retaliation — and not only get their jobs back, but also get back pay and punitive damages. Find Out More…   Talking Politics at Work Can Get You Fired Political disagreements can …

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Posted 1 year ago in Bankruptcy Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Lenny Dykstra Gets Six Months for Bankruptcy Fraud

Baseball star-cum would-be financial magnate Lenny Dykstra was sentenced to six-and-a-half months in prison this week for hiding assets from his bankruptcy estate. Dykstra, 49, agreed to a plea deal in July after his bankruptcy trustee discovered that he had taken up to $400,000 in memorabilia and household goods from his estate while bankruptcy proceedings were ongoing. The former Mets and Phillies centerfielder filed for bankruptcy in 2009, when he admitted to owing up to $25 million while only possessing …

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Posted 1 year ago in Bankruptcy Labor and Employment by Josh Crank  
Laid-Off Hostess Workers Still Fighting for Pensions

When Hostess Brands Inc. announced it was going out of business, Twinkie lovers panicked, clearing out grocery shelves and forking over nearly $60 for a single box on eBay. But Hostess’ 18,500 workers faced bigger problems: a sluggish economy, high unemployment and a pension system that’s $55 million in the red. Pensions were at the center of contentious labor negotiations that broke down when the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco and Grain Millers Union (BCTGM) went on strike. After Hostess violated union …

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Posted 1 year ago in Banking Law Real Estate by Michele Bowman  
Walmart Mortgages Coming Soon to Aisle 10

You buy toilet paper and ammo there, so why not a home? Consumers are indicating they would trust Walmart and other non-banks with their mortgages, and some experts believe that’s not necessarily a bad thing. While they seem mostly satisfied with the services of the big banks, “continued frustrations with current mortgage processes . . . could drive consumers to alternative home loan providers,” according to a recent survey by a consulting firm whose clients include some of the largest …

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Posted 1 year ago in Elder Law Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
$2M Award in Pro Wrestler’s Death Exposes Nursing Home Abuse

A $2 million jury award for the death of a former pro wrestler highlights the abuse and neglect of elderly patients in understaffed nursing homes. George Dahmer, known to fans as Chief White Owl during his 30-year career as a WWWF wrestler, essentially wasted away after spending only two months under shoddy care at a nursing home in Florida. Dahmer was 72 years old when he entered Lake Worth Manor, now Oasis Health, in February 2008 after suffering from bouts …

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