Top Celebrity Bankruptcies

Celebrity Bankruptcies: Famous People Who have Filed Bankruptcy

Celebrity Bankruptcies hit the headlines, and then fade away in the barrage of the 24 hour news cycle. So, just to refresh our memories, or in case you don’t read the Hollywood newspapers at the grocery store checkout, here are some of many celebrity bankruptcies: Rapper 50 Cent filed a Chapter 11 in July, 2015. […]

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Donald Trump: Lightening in a Bottle

Donald Trump: Lightning in a Bottle

Donald Trump, according to some, discovered lightning in a bottle. “His rise is not due to his supporters’ anger at government,  It is a gesture of contempt for government, for the men and women in Congress, the White House, the agencies.” Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal, p. A11, August 1, 2015. Trump, offending other candidates, infuriating […]

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What does Hands Free Mean

New Hampshire’s Hands Free Law

New Hampshire now bans using hand-held electronic devices, notably cell phones, while driving. The hands free law went into effect July 1, 2015. Thirteen other states including Vermont, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey already ban the use of electronic devices while driving. The New Hampshire law also bans cell phone use during brief stops […]

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Settlement of Personal Injury Cases and Statistics

Settlement of Personal Injury Cases: Settlement or Trial?

It is true that the majority of personal injury claims settle prior to trial? Great question.  Legal experts tell us that most personal injury cases settle before trial. But what are the real numbers on settlement of personal injury cases and who says? Only four to five percent of all personal injury cases in the United […]

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Where debt collector abuse goes too far

Debt Collection Harassment: When Bill Collectors Go Too Far

Debt collection harassment rates number one among consumer complaints in the United States. Despite federal and state laws against abusive bill collection, overly aggressive bill collectors often call repeatedly, at all hours at home and work, and use threats in an attempt to scare consumers into paying the entire debt immediately. Often, debt collection companies purchase delinquent accounts […]

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Motorcycle accidents & causes

Motorcycle Accidents: Causes and Statistics

Car accidents happen every day.  11 percent of all motor vehicle accidents involve motorcycles.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also reports that motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a fatal accident than those in passenger vehicles. While some believe most motorcycle accidents are caused by aggressive motorcycle operators, in fact most motorcycle […]

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Injuries While Watching Sports

Broken Baseball Bat Hits Fan: Spectator Injuries & The Law

On Friday June 5, 2015, Tonya Carpenter watches the Boston Red Sox from second row seats between home plate and third base at Fenway Park.  Her son and a friend accompany her.  In the second inning, Oakland Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie steps up to the plate, swings, makes contact with the ball and the bat snaps […]

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Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Frederick’s of Hollywood Files Bankruptcy

Frederick’s of Hollywood the sexy lingerie retailer filed bankruptcy Monday, April 20, 2015.  Don’t look for the skimpy nightware store in your local mall … the company shut down all 94 stores the week before filing. Through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, store owners planned to unload all of the bricks and mortar stores, and sell the online […]

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Why do I need advance care directives?

Advance Care Directives: What Are They?

Advance care directives provide an opportunity to participate ahead of time in making medical decisions in potentially life-ending circumstances. We all have the right to participate in our own health care decisions.  But there are times such as a serious accident or sudden illness when this is not possible. Advance care directives are documents providing the opportunity […]

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Wills and Making them clear

Your Will: Make it Clear and Precise to Avoid Disputes

It’s important to have a will because this document specifies how money and property will be distributed after death.  Without a will, the person is declared “intestate” and money and property are distributed under the laws of intestacy in the state in which the person resided. Terms of a will must be extremely clear. Unless the language […]

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