Daily Archives: February 21, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Crime Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Funeral Home Accused of Swapping Remains

An Indiana funeral home is facing a lawsuit from its former director, who claims he was forced to resign after refusing to deliberately misrepresent the identity of three sets of remains. In the lawsuit, David Eckert claims that three cremated bodies that were intended to go to the Indiana University School of Medicine were lost, and he was instructed by the owner of Alpha Funeral Service to send back random ashes instead. The original cadavers had been donated for educational purposes, and the ashes were …

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Posted 2 years ago in Taxation Your Home & The Law by Betsy Kim  
Save $$ with Strange but Valid Tax Deductions [Infographic]

Lawyers.com reported on Mary J. Blige’s tax troubles, as the state of New Jersey has filed a $900,000 lien against her home. But you can stay out of trouble and possibly even save money by knowing tax laws. The TurboTax infographic below shows 10 strange but legitimate ways to possibly reduce your federal taxes. Your child’s taking clarinet lessons, your quitting smoking and moving family pets are some of the interesting but little known deductions that might save you money …

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Posted 2 years ago in Divorce Editors Picks by Aaron Kase  
States May Force Couples to Wait Longer for a Divorce

Washington State is considering extending its statutory waiting period before couples can be granted a divorce to a full year. Currently, separating couples need to wait 90 days before a divorce can be finalized. The law would include an exception for faster divorces if violent or sexual threats or attacks are involved against either the other spouse or a child. North Dakota, which does not currently have any waiting period, is considering a similar measure which would impose a six …

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DocX Shutdown Part of $35M ‘Robosigning’ Fraud Settlement

The Department of Justice on Feb. 15 announced a $35 million settlement with Lender Processing Services (LPS) subsidiary DocX, stemming from the so-called “robosigning” scandal of 2010. DocX was in the business of helping mortgage servicers file the legal documents required for foreclosures.   Second Settlement, Same Song The settlement follows the government’s allegations that DocX ran a scheme for six years to forge and file more than one million mortgage documents with property recorders around the country. It follows …

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More Tax Troubles Ahead for Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige’s financial woes deepened in mid-February when the state of New Jersey reportedly filed a $900,000 lien against her New Jersey home. While most people don’t own homes worth that much, Blige’s case is a reminder of what can happen when income taxes go unpaid.   Mansion Targeted The singer has been in hot financial water for some time, with two banks having already sued her for defaulting on loans worth about $511,000 and $2.2 million, and a …

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