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  • Gov. Brown Signs Major Wildfire Reforms, Utility Protections Into Law - KQED September 22, 2018
    KQEDGov. Brown Signs Major Wildfire Reforms, Utility Protections Into LawKQEDThe bill creates a special process for the 2017 fires, which caused more than $10 billion in insured losses, by far the most in state history. It seeks to determine how much liability the utility can absorb without triggering severe consequences like ...
  • Legal Privilege Pitfalls and Perils in Bankruptcy - Law.com September 21, 2018
    Law.comLegal Privilege Pitfalls and Perils in BankruptcyLaw.comBankruptcy can considerably complicate the evaluation of legal privilege, due to the presence of shifting corporate control, parties with rapidly changing stakes, and fiduciary duties owed to multiple entities with differing interests. Though common ...
  • Drawing the Borders on Chapter 15 Bankruptcy - Law.com September 21, 2018
    Law.comDrawing the Borders on Chapter 15 BankruptcyLaw.comChapter 15 was the United States adoption of the Model Law on Cross Border Insolvency promulgated by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in 1997. Not surprisingly, each of these cases focuses on the key ...and more »
  • Law Firm's Bankruptcy Looms Over Hardwick Embezzlement Trial - Law.com September 21, 2018
    Law.comLaw Firm's Bankruptcy Looms Over Hardwick Embezzlement TrialLaw.comAccounting records for Atlanta lawyer Nathan Hardwick IV's bankrupt former firm are expected to play a big part in his criminal trial for embezzlement, which started Sept. 17. Opening statements are scheduled for Monday in U.S. District Court for the ...
  • What I Learned As Lehman's Bankruptcy Lawyer - Law360 September 20, 2018
    Law360What I Learned As Lehman's Bankruptcy LawyerLaw360This arduous legal journey, wending through tens of millions of documents, hundreds of depositions, and one of the longest trials in the history of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has allowed Lehman's estate to recover ...and more »
  • 'Imminent' bankruptcy filing for law firm of suspended St . Pete lawyer Mark Stopa - Tampa Bay Times September 19, 2018
    Tampa Bay Times'Imminent' bankruptcy filing for law firm of suspended St . Pete lawyer Mark StopaTampa Bay TimesThe law firm of suspended St. Petersburg attorney Mark Stopa is in such chaos that much of its staff has quit — some after suffering stress-related breakdowns — and a liquidation bankruptcy filing is imminent. In an emergency […]
  • 2 bankruptcy laws being amended - The Nation September 17, 2018
    The Nation2 bankruptcy laws being amendedThe NationTHAILAND is in the process of amending two key insolvency laws, Legal Execution Department director-general Ruenvadee Suwanmongkol said yesterday. The first law is related to private receivers, while the other is on international bankruptcy cases.and more »
  • Justice Scalia's Contributions to the Development of Bankruptcy Law - Law.com September 12, 2018
    Law.comJustice Scalia's Contributions to the Development of Bankruptcy LawLaw.comJustice Scalia had a profound impact on the development of American law, and he especially had a significant impact on the development of bankruptcy law. Although Justice Scalia did not write many decisions, his methodology of textualism or strict ...
  • Ruby's Bankruptcy Leaves Law Firms in the Red - Law.com September 7, 2018
    Law.comRuby's Bankruptcy Leaves Law Firms in the RedLaw.comRuby's Diner Inc., a Newport Beach-based restaurant chain known for its retro decor and frequent appearances in pop culture, filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 5, citing a series of financial setbacks, including a troubled gift card program. The chain ...and more »

RSS Immigration Law News

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  • Immigration judges say new quotas undermine independence - KSL.com September 22, 2018
    KSL.comImmigration judges say new quotas undermine independenceKSL.comTabaddor said the backlog of some 750,000 cases was created in part by government bureaucracy and a neglected immigration court system. "Now, the same backlog is being used as a political tool to advance the current law enforcement policies," she said.Jeff Sessions' Rules for Immigration Courts 'Unprecedented,' Union Head […]
  • Colorado Gubernatorial Candidates Differ On Immigration - CBS Denver September 22, 2018
    CBS DenverColorado Gubernatorial Candidates Differ On ImmigrationCBS DenverLOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 14: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), agents detain an immigrant on October 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. ICE agents said the immigrant, a legal resident with a Green Card, was a convicted criminal ...and more »
  • Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz Clash in Debate Over Who is 'Out of Step' With Texas - New York Times September 21, 2018
    New York TimesBeto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz Clash in Debate Over Who is 'Out of Step' With TexasNew York TimesMr. O'Rourke spoke of rewriting immigration laws “in our own image,” and of freeing the unauthorized young immigrants known as “Dreamers” from the fear of deportation by making them U.S. citizens. Mr. Cruz said his opponent […]
  • Luxembourg - Immigration law amended - Lexology September 20, 2018
    Luxembourg - Immigration law amendedLexologyThe Law of 29/08/2008 and two Grand-Duchy Regulations amended. A brief insight: Authorisation of stay for salaried worker (Article 42 Law of 29/08/2008 as amended). a copy of the valid passport, in its entirety must be provided -a certified copy is not ...
  • This Life: Atlanta attorney forsakes his dream job to help immigrants - Atlanta Journal Constitution September 20, 2018
    Atlanta Journal ConstitutionThis Life: Atlanta attorney forsakes his dream job to help immigrantsAtlanta Journal ConstitutionAfter five years of practicing law at two of the country's premier firms, Chris Richardson had finally landed his dream job as a U.S. diplomat. Not only was he able to travel the world, he could serve his country, assisting American […]
  • Jeff Sessions moves to further tighten immigration courts as Trump attacks him - CNN September 19, 2018
    CNNJeff Sessions moves to further tighten immigration courts as Trump attacks himCNNThe moves are the latest in a series of steps Sessions has taken to assert his authority over the immigration courts and thus the way immigration law is enforced in the US. The immigration judges' union and the national association for immigration ...and more »
  • Should Immigration Laws Be Respected? - The Nation. September 19, 2018
    The Nation.Should Immigration Laws Be Respected?The Nation.Do would-be immigrants, then, actually have a duty to obey immigration laws that tell them they shouldn't be on the territory, or mustn't work? One reason to hesitate is that the implicit bargain among citizens, whereby the law limits our freedom in a ...and more »
  • Does My Vote Affect Immigration Laws? In 2018, A Lot Is At Stake - Bustle September 18, 2018
    BustleDoes My Vote Affect Immigration Laws? In 2018, A Lot Is At StakeBustleYou don't even have to follow the news closely these days to know just how unhappy people are with immigration policy. People on the left aren't happy, and neither are people on the right. That's nothing new when it comes to politics — […]
  • Merkel takes a gamble with new immigration law - Reuters September 18, 2018
    ReutersMerkel takes a gamble with new immigration lawReutersBERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes a new immigration law will make it easier for foreign workers to find jobs in Germany, but her push to fill a record number of vacancies risks angering voters who still resent her open-door refugee policy.German investigators say Chemnitz attack video […]

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  • Real Estate Weekly: Homebuilders Dip After Choppy Housing Data - Seeking Alpha September 22, 2018
    Real Estate Weekly: Homebuilders Dip After Choppy Housing DataSeeking AlphaPowered by solid economic data and encouraging indications on trade discussions, the S&P 500 climbed 0.5% to a new record high. Real estate sectors underperformed on the week. The 10-year yield climbed within 5 bps of 2018 highs, pulled higher by ...
  • Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Sept. 22, 2018 - NewsOK.com September 22, 2018
    Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Sept. 22, 2018NewsOK.comGerald L. Gamble Co. reports these real estate transactions: • NHC LLC bought an office building at 911 NW 57 from Chesapeake Land Development Co. LLC for $1.3 million. Sue Ann Arnall is manager of NHC LLC. Gerald Gamble represented the seller.
  • The Briefcase: Allen Tate merges with Pittsburgh real-estate company - Winston-Salem Journal September 22, 2018
    The Briefcase: Allen Tate merges with Pittsburgh real-estate companyWinston-Salem JournalA Tennessee real-estate developer has spent $829,000 to buy a 1.19-acre undeveloped site adjacent to the Sheetz convenience store at the intersection of Country Club Road and Meadowlark Drive, according to a Forsyth County Register of Deeds filing.
  • Tips to overcome seemingly impossible real estate challenges - The Laconia Daily Sun September 22, 2018
    Tips to overcome seemingly impossible real estate challengesThe Laconia Daily SunIf you ever face a tough real estate challenge, I hope you'll draw inspiration from this story about a single mother from Little Rock, Arkansas. Her success may help motivate you to overcome the seemingly impossible. In 2007, Cara Brookins escaped a ...
  • REAL ESTATE BRIEFS: Realtors participate in Give Back Day - Las Vegas Review-Journal September 21, 2018
    Las Vegas Review-JournalREAL ESTATE BRIEFS: Realtors participate in Give Back DayLas Vegas Review-JournalRealtors give back to community. Nevada Realtors from all over the state volunteered their time and talents this month to help Nevadans in need as part of a Realtors Give Back Day on Sept. 13. The statewide event was organized by the 2018 […]
  • Four Ways Real Estate Can Boost Retirement Income - Forbes September 21, 2018
    ForbesFour Ways Real Estate Can Boost Retirement IncomeForbesEven if you manage to sock away a fair amount in your 401(k) every year, it's not unusual to worry that inflation may eat away at the value of your retirement portfolio. To reduce the likelihood of that happening, you can boost retirement income by ...Northwest Healthcare Properties […]
  • What It Takes To Lead An All-Star Real Estate Brand - Forbes September 21, 2018
    ForbesWhat It Takes To Lead An All-Star Real Estate BrandForbesI've been in the real estate business in one way, shape or form for 32 years. I've been in a multitude of roles, from appraiser to working with brokers and agents directly; I've done training, relocation and have led broker services. I now lead ERA ...
  • Harness The Knowledge To Beat The Real Estate Market At Its Own Game - Forbes September 21, 2018
    ForbesHarness The Knowledge To Beat The Real Estate Market At Its Own GameForbesAsk any group of people what drives the real estate market, and it's a given that you'll get entirely different answers from each. One might say it's simply price. Another might say it's foreclosures. Yet another will argue it's the loan market and […]
  • How A New Agent Can Claim A Territory In Real Estate - Forbes September 20, 2018
    ForbesHow A New Agent Can Claim A Territory In Real EstateForbesWhen one decides to start in real estate, their family and friends are typically ready to support them in their new venture by connecting with the new agent to help buy or sell. But, how does a new agent connect with locals in their area […]

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  • 2016 H1B Visa and Green Card Reports Released!

    Myvisajobs.com, the leading employment website for immigrants, has released its eleventh Annual H1B Visa and Employment-based Green Card reports. 2016 Top 100 H1B Visa Sponsor 2016 Top H1B Visa Sponsors by Status: Certified, Denied or Withdrawn 2016 Top H1B Visa Sponsors by Job Title 2016 Top H1B Visa Sponsors by Work State 2016 Top H1B Visa Sponsors by Work […]
  • Dirty hospital scopes caused deadly infections, investigation finds

    At least 250 people, mostly in the U.S. including Seattle, have contracted potentially deadly infections spread by contaminated medical scopes in the past three years, according to a new report headed by Sen. Patty Murray of Washington. The incidencts related to antibiotic-resistant infections linked to specialized duodenoscopes nearly doubled since 2010. The figures include the superbug outbreak […]
  • Representing Immigrant Workers in Personal Injury Claims

    Charles J. Schleifer 
and James C. Haggerty, The Legal Intelligencer, Nov 25, 2015. According to recent statistics, there are between 6.4 and 8 million people who entered the country illegally and are a part of the U.S. labor force. The type of work performed by these workers is often very dangerous—they commonly work in the […]
  • Millions More to Qualify for Student – Loan Modification Program

    Under rules effective Tuesday, any American who borrowed directly from the federal government for college or graduate school can enroll in a program called Pay As You Earn. The program—previously open to only newer borrowers—sets the monthly payment at 10% of a borrower’s discretionary income, defined as adjusted gross income minus 150% of the federal […]
  • Many homeowners owe more than their houses are worth in the Seattle area

    September’s median price for single-family homes dipped from August, a welcome change for potential buyers but not for the many homeowners whose mortgage debt remains greater than their home’s value.
  • Modified Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Loans Perform Better When Done Through HAMP

    Single-family mortgage loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac perform better after modification when they are modified through the government's Home Affordable Mortgage Program (HAMP), according to the FHFA's Foreclosure Prevention Report for Q2 2015 released this week.
  • GAO Calls for Better Assessment of Fraud Risks, Economic Benefits From EB-5 Program

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report that calls for additional actions to better assess fraud risks and report economic benefits in the EB-5 program. The GAO noted that fraud risks are constantly evolving and that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) continually identifies new fraud schemes, but the agency does not […]
  • HOPE NOW: Mortgage Industry Achieves 24 Million Non-Foreclosure Solutions & 6 Million Proprietary Loan Mods

    In the second quarter of 2015, approximately 411,000 homeowners received non-foreclosure solutions from mortgage servicers, according to HOPE NOW, the voluntary, private sector alliance of mortgage servicers, investors, mortgage insurers and non-profit counselors. Permanent loan modifications in the second quarter of 2015 totaled approximately 113,000 and short sales totaled 24,000. Other non-foreclosure solutions (including repayment […]
  • Using personal bankruptcy to hit the reset button on distressed properties

    There is a ripple effect on homeowners who struggle with debt even after losing their homes. Honest people who want to make good on their debts are increasingly overwhelmed and finding it impossible to rebuild their financial lives. When the Dennis Hebel and his wife decided to help out their son by buying a second […]

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