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blueDistressed Homeowner Fraud Scheme Uncovered

There is an old saying, "A drowning man will grab even the edge of a sword." For a homeowner drowning in debt, any assistance may seem beneficial. Unfortunately, there are scam artists that use a desperate situation to make a few quick bucks. Case in point is an Austin, Texas, man who recently pled guilty to operating a foreclosure-rescue scam.

blueFederal Court Jurisdiction over Patent-Related State Law Claims

While “legal malpractice claims traditionally fall under the domain of state courts,” the Texas Supreme Court recently held that those claims may fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal courts when an underlying patent issue “is necessary, disputed, and substantial.” Minton v. Gunn, 2011 WL 6276121 (Tex. Dec. 16, 2011).

blueDebt Settlement Companies Ignore Federal Law

Debt settlement companies offer the help that the average American needs, help with their debt. They seem to be a decent program. You pay a small fee and they help you eliminate your debt. The only problem is that millions of dollars later these so called debt settlement companies have helped an extremely small number of people.

blueCoping Strategies after a Later-life Divorce

If you're a mature woman getting divorced in Virginia, you have a lot to consider. Later-life divorce is on the rise, and it brings with it its own set of challenges. Be prepared for what lies ahead so you can move on to your new life. Are you a woman over 50 getting divorced in Virginia?

blueNegligence and Intentional Torts in Personal Injury

     By Shulman DuBois LLC
While most personal injury cases result from negligent actions, called negligent torts, there are some that are intentional, called intentional torts. Know the difference and it can help you start to understand the personal injury process.

blue8 Pedestrian Safety Tips - Portland Pedestrian Injury Lawyers

     By Shulman DuBois LLC
In Portland, people like to walk, bike, etc., but there can be horrible pedestrian accidents. As Portland personal injury attorneys, we want to help prevent serious injuries by educating everyone about safety measures. Here we've outlined some basics for pedestrians.

blueTen Steps in Estate Planning in California

This article lists out the ten steps involved in Estate Planning in particular reference to the State of California. The following are the ten complete steps involved in the process of Estate Planning.

greenMunicipal Pension Holders at Risk as Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Filings Increase

Jefferson County, Alabama filed the biggest Chapter 9 bankruptcy in United States history on November 9, 2011. The $4 billion filing covering the city of Birmingham and 658,000 county residents far surpassed Orange County, California, the previous record holder, which filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in 1994 with $1.7 in debt.

bluePet Planning as an Integral Part of Estate Planning

To pet lovers, the fact pet planning as part of estate planning has now become commonplace, is a “What took you so long?” In recognition that our pets are beloved members of our families, animal advocates, the Massachusetts state legislature, and estate planning attorneys have brought pet planning to the forefront of many estate planning discussions.

blueDo I Need to Worry about Estate Taxes?

In America, it seems as though we are always worrying about one tax obligation or another. Everything from our income to the food we purchase is taxed. Most Americans devote a considerable amount of time and effort to limiting their tax burden throughout the year and looking for every possible deduction and credit at the end of the year.

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