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On the U.S.-Mexico border

Members of Mexican immigrant welfare agency Grupo Beta search in the mountains between Mexico and the U.S. for potential border crossers during a patrol on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez July 29, 2014. 233 more words


Oregon Resident Sentenced for Fraud; Worked as Woman, Collected Disability as Man

“I think of a man, and I take away reason, and accountability.”

PORTLAND, Ore. –  An Oregon resident who transitioned to a woman more than three decades ago continued collecting Social Security disability checks under her male identity, fraudulently raking in $250,000. 104 more words

Crime & Corruption

Rule 7001(2) complaint to determine validity of liens in United States Bankruptcy Court

A Rule 7001(2) complaint to determine validity of liens in United States Bankruptcy Court is the topic of this blog post. A complaint under Rule 7001(2) of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure is considered an adversary complaint unless the proceeding is under Rule 4003(d). 419 more words

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Frozen Friday: The Snow Settles

Do you want to build a franchise? A couple months ago we shared some of the details of a copyright infringement lawsuit brought against Disney over the structure and content of the first… 198 more words


BREAKING : Man Pulls Knife Outside of Boston Federal Court where Marathon Bomber is Being Sentenced to Death

Morgan Rousseau reports: Police arrested a man who drove an SUV past the barricades of a Boston court before removing what appeared to be a large knife or cleaver from under his rear license plate. 158 more words

U.S. News

The Origin of Redskin

March 26, 2006

Posted by Bill Poser

The controversy over the Washington Redskins trademark has attracted considerable attention, here and elsewhere. We have had quite… 1,839 more words

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USURY REVIVED: 2d Circuit Rules Assignee Does Not Inherit the Preemption of National Banks

For further information please call 954-495-9867 or 520-405-1688.


see Assignees of Debt May Not Charge Usurious Rates in the State of the Borrower

This is a decision with extremely far reaching consequences. 843 more words


Stan Burman reblogged this on California Freelance Paralegal and commented:

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in the case of Madden v. Midland Funding, LLC that state usury law apply to assignees of debt and that preemption rules of the National Banking Act do not apply. I agree with Neil Garfield that this case could have far reaching implications, particularly if it is cited by other Circuit Courts of Appeal.