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How to Make a Property Insurance Claim After Disaster Strikes Hurricanes, blizzards, fires and tornadoes can spell doom for homeowners. If your home has been damaged or destroyed in the wake of a disaster, your property insurance may be the key to rebuilding your life. But there are some important things to know before you file a claim. Find Out More…   LGBT Couples May Be Able to Apply for Retroactive Tax Refunds With the looming possibility that the U.S. …

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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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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 1 year 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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