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Practical Benefits for Vets on Memorial Day [Infographic]

Lawyers.com honors those who have served our country. The MVDC (Military and Veterans Discount Centers) infographic below provides statistics on the top states that offer military discounts. It also includes information on how military personnel can obtain these benefits. Lawyers.com covers veterans’ issues including compensation from the VA, damages for chemical exposure and employment law advice for returning soldiers. We thank the men and women in uniform and hope to help them obtain their full rights under the law, and …

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Newsbreak: Mario Williams Sues Ex-GF over Ginormous Ring [Video]

  In today’s Newsbreak, Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim provides a round-up of “big” legal stories. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman plans to sue mortgage giants, Bank of America and Wells Fargo, for violating the National Mortgage Settlement. Last year, five of the country’s largest banks and 49 state attorneys general agreed to a $26 billion settlement. The banks were to provide relief to homeowners including mortgage modifications for at-risk borrowers. The banks also agreed to comply with new …

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Posted 11 months ago in Creditor/Debtor Crime by Josh Crank  
Calif. Sues JPMorgan Chase for Robosigning Debt Collection Suits

California’s top lawyer has filed a suit against JPMorgan Chase for fraudulent and unlawful debt collection practices. Attorney General Kamala Harris accused the lender of burying California courts in thousands of debt collection lawsuits without verifying the validity of the suits or even serving the defendants with court papers. The suit specifically alleges a widespread practice of robosigning — signing hundreds of pages of legal paperwork without reading them — in JPMorgan Chase’s credit card collection efforts. JPMorgan Chase was …

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Posted 12 months ago in Creditor/Debtor Litigation Personal Injury by Michele Bowman  
Jacko Wrongful Death Trial: Hair Styles and Molestation

The trial over Michael Jackson’s alleged wrongful death continued last week with the testimony of his stylist, stating the pop star was in danger. Plus, a Neverland visitor is changing his tune of molestation accusations. The trial in a Los Angeles courtroom centers on allegations by Michael Jackson’s family that concert promoter AEG Live is responsible for the actions of the doctor who fatally overdosed the pop star with an anesthetic.   ‘Whatever It Takes’ The plaintiffs’ witness testimony so …

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Posted 12 months ago in Divorce Your Money & The Law by Janet Raasch  
Are You Stuck with Your Alimony Payments?

Alimony is money paid by one spouse to the other after a divorce. Today, it is often referred to as “spousal support.”  In most states, permanent spousal support is usually awarded only when one spouse has been economically dependent on the other spouse for most of a long marriage. Alimony laws in most states still allow for permanent awards, though former spouses can generally seek to modify the terms in court. In 2011, Massachusetts eliminated permanent alimony arrangements, and Florida …

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