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  • Detroit's Casino Tax Dollars Become Issue in City's Bankruptcy
      by HG.org

    Detroit was one of the most heavily hit cities during the recent economic downturn. Although it has started to rebound, based in large part upon federal subsidies provided by the Obama Administration which many credit with saving the American auto industry, the city continues to deal with financial woes as it struggles through the larges Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy in US history.

  • When Public Services Fail How Do You Get Relief?
      by HG.org

    We have all heard the saying that you cannot fight city hall. But, what do you do when a public service like electricity, water, sewage, or trash pick up breaks down and nobody does anything to fix it? Who do you pursue and how?

  • Which States Are Likely to Issue Gun Permits and Which Are Not
      by HG.org

    Gun laws are largely a matter of state law. Although certain federal laws regulate some guns, like automatic weapons, states are generally able to control the issuance of concealed weapons permits.

  • Litigation in North Carolina State Courts

    This article discusses the litigation process in the State of North Carolina. It briefly addresses the pleadings, the discovery process, mediation, trial, and appeals. It also addresses the rules of evidence and the rules of civil procedure applicable to cases in North Carolina.

  • How to Find an In-State Debt Settlement Attorney

    Debt settlement attorneys, up until recently, did not have to hold a license in the state in which their client resided. This is no longer the case due to the amendment by the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The practicing attorney now must hold a license in the area in which their client resides.

  • Texas Experiments with Specialty Courts

    The criminal justice system has not been working; at least, it is not working for all people in all circumstances. The system is strained by repeat offenders who recycle through the system, as some have come to believe, due to unique issues that have not been addressed.


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