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  • For employees, students to get paid, McNally Smith college building must sell before 2019 - Grand Forks Herald April 26, 2018
    Grand Forks HeraldFor employees, students to get paid, McNally Smith college building must sell before 2019Grand Forks HeraldIf the building sells for well over $5 million, former McNally Smith employees have a better chance of getting paid than students because bankruptcy law gives priority to wages. Once the secured creditors and those working on the […]
  • Peter Thiel Can Avoid Gawker Probe, Promises Not to Buy Assets - Bloomberg April 25, 2018
    BloombergPeter Thiel Can Avoid Gawker Probe, Promises Not to Buy AssetsBloombergGawker filed for bankruptcy in 2016, blaming a $140 million invasion-of-privacy lawsuit from former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan that Thiel funded. The company accused Thiel of destroying it in revenge for a 2007 article in which it outed him as gay. They ...Thiel won't bid […]
  • iHeartMedia Bankruptcy Filing Brings Questions - Radio World April 25, 2018
    Radio WorldiHeartMedia Bankruptcy Filing Brings QuestionsRadio WorldTECH PROJECTS CONTINUE. Meanwhile, day-to-day operations at iHeartMedia are unlikely to change drastically. The broadcaster is expected to keep buying broadcast equipment as necessary, experts said. An observer familiar with United States bankruptcy ...
  • Bankruptcies Are Booming in India, But Where Are the Judges? - Bloomberg April 24, 2018
    BloombergBankruptcies Are Booming in India, But Where Are the Judges?BloombergRead why the challenges to the NCLT may ultimately be good for India. The accumulation of bankruptcy cases means that it sometimes takes about six months just to get a new insolvency case admitted to court, said Shardul S. Shroff, executive chairman of ...Bankruptcies Booming in […]
  • Bahrain committee approves draft bankruptcy law - Gulf Business News April 24, 2018
    Gulf Business NewsBahrain committee approves draft bankruptcy lawGulf Business NewsThe government hopes the changes will improve impartiality and transparency and speed up the bankruptcy process. The committee approved the draft law before deciding to forward its report to the Bureau of the Council for discussion at the next session ...
  • DxO Labs Files For Bankruptcy in France, According to Legal ... - Digital Trends April 23, 2018
    Digital TrendsDxO Labs Files For Bankruptcy in France, According to Legal ...Digital TrendsIs the company behind the DxO One in trouble? According to a translated bulletin from a French newspaper, DxO Labs has filed for bankruptcy in France. The legal notice says that the company filed for bankruptcy on January 15, with a judge opening […]
  • Hogan Lovells Hires Trio of Jones Day Bankruptcy Partners – Big ... - Bloomberg Big Law Business April 23, 2018
    Bloomberg Big Law BusinessHogan Lovells Hires Trio of Jones Day Bankruptcy Partners – Big ...Bloomberg Big Law BusinessHogan Lovells has hired three bankruptcy partners from Jones Day. Richard “Rick” Wynne, who has served as lead debtor's counsel to American Apparel and represents Mattel as a creditor in the Toys R Us Chapter 11 bankruptcy, will […]
  • McNally Smith founders dug deep into own pockets to keep college afloat, bankruptcy filings reveal - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press April 23, 2018
    TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressMcNally Smith founders dug deep into own pockets to keep college afloat, bankruptcy filings revealTwinCities.com-Pioneer PressWhether McNally Smith students, employees and customers get some of their money back may depend, in part, on a hearing Wednesday in the school's bankruptcy case. Exchange Street Partners LLC, an investment group led by Todd Geller of Minnetonka, […]
  • India Turns a Bad-Loan Tragedy Into a Bankruptcy Farce - Bloomberg - Bloomberg April 20, 2018
    BloombergIndia Turns a Bad-Loan Tragedy Into a Bankruptcy Farce - BloombergBloombergWant to screw up a good law? Just try to make it a great one. That's what India did last November when it added a number of restrictions on who could bid for assets in a bankruptcy. The idea of the new regulations was to […]

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  • Homeland chief warns immigrant caravan: 'We will enforce the immigration laws' - The Hill April 26, 2018
    The HillHomeland chief warns immigrant caravan: 'We will enforce the immigration laws'The HillIf you assist or coach an individual in making a false immigration claim, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution." Nielsen urged the migrants not to carry on into the U.S., saying that they should seek protection in the […]
  • Legislative action on immigration needed - Charleston Post Courier April 26, 2018
    Charleston Post CourierLegislative action on immigration neededCharleston Post CourierThe Trump administration suffered another setback to its efforts to enforce immigration law on Tuesday when a federal judge blocked a pending order that would end protections from deportation for individuals brought to this country illegally as ...and more »
  • Courts Give Trump a Possible Path Through a Legal Minefield on Immigration - New York Times April 26, 2018
    New York TimesCourts Give Trump a Possible Path Through a Legal Minefield on ImmigrationNew York TimesWASHINGTON — Two back-to-back court developments this week indicate a possible road map for President Trump through the minefield of legal resistance he has faced as judges across the country have blocked much of his hard-line immigration agenda. On ...Trump's […]
  • Letter complaining about conflicting immigration laws OK'd by Butte supervisors - Chico Enterprise-Record April 25, 2018
    Chico Enterprise-RecordLetter complaining about conflicting immigration laws OK'd by Butte supervisorsChico Enterprise-RecordOroville >> The Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a letter to the governor and Legislature opposing two state laws on immigration law enforcement, although several speakers asked them not to. The letter targeted SB 54 and AB 450. Both state laws ...ICE deputy director […]
  • Key issue on immigration: Is the “ban” really a ban? - Constitution Daily (blog) April 25, 2018
    Constitution Daily (blog)Key issue on immigration: Is the “ban” really a ban?Constitution Daily (blog)The actual meaning of the two key immigration laws has always seemed a far less visible public issue surrounding the Trump order than the question of whether the order imposed a “Muslim ban”—that is, banning entry to people from Muslim-majority ...Mickey Edwards: […]
  • United States: The Latest And Greatest Developments In Immigration Law - Mondaq News Alerts April 25, 2018
    Business TodayUnited States: The Latest And Greatest Developments In Immigration LawMondaq News AlertsHopefully, all these changes and trends make clear that now is a good time to review your company's immigration practices and procedures and get them in order, especially if you have foreign national workers with U.S. work visas. Even if your company ...Blow […]
  • Ingraham: Activist Attys Holding 'Seminars' for Honduran Caravan to ... - Fox News Insider April 25, 2018
    Fox News InsiderIngraham: Activist Attys Holding 'Seminars' for Honduran Caravan to ...Fox News InsiderAmerican lawyers are holding "seminars" to help migrants fight the government in court.and more »
  • The Windrush scandal shows the need for immigration legal aid - The Guardian April 25, 2018
    The GuardianThe Windrush scandal shows the need for immigration legal aidThe GuardianTanna says: “I honestly don't know what would have happened to her if she hadn't been able to come to Islington Law Centre.” Before immigration legal aid was scrapped by the Legal Aid and Sentencing of Offenders Act 2012, solicitors used to be paid […]
  • France approves controversial immigration bill - BBC News April 23, 2018
    BBC NewsFrance approves controversial immigration billBBC NewsThe French National Assembly has passed a tough new immigration law that tightens the rules around asylum. The bill shortens asylum application deadlines, doubles the time for which illegal migrants can be detained, and introduces a one-year prison ...French parliament passes sweeping immigration lawDeutsche WelleFrance tightens immigration law, sparking […]

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  • 3 benefits to running a virtual real estate team - Inman.com April 26, 2018
    3 benefits to running a virtual real estate teamInman.comRunning a virtual real estate team is easier and much more profitable than most people think. Arnold Elite broker Chris Arnold earns hundreds of thousands annually with his virtual team, and he still has the time and the freedom to do the things he's ...
  • How the Experience Economy is Affecting Commercial Real Estate - National Real Estate Investor April 26, 2018
    National Real Estate InvestorHow the Experience Economy is Affecting Commercial Real EstateNational Real Estate InvestorThe commercial real estate market is extremely competitive and enticing major brands to select one development over another requires more than just “location, location, location.” With everything getting “smarter,” from devices to cities, the ...
  • China to pilot real estate investment trusts, moves a step closer to US$1.8 trillion market - South China Morning Post April 26, 2018
    South China Morning PostChina to pilot real estate investment trusts, moves a step closer to US$1.8 trillion marketSouth China Morning PostChina moved a step closer to standard real estate investment trusts (Reits) on Wednesday, after the government said it would pilot a product to support the residential leasing market, kick starting a market that could […]
  • Real estate leaders tackle equity, housing affordability at ULI breakfast - Austin Monitor April 26, 2018
    Austin MonitorReal estate leaders tackle equity, housing affordability at ULI breakfastAustin MonitorAustin's ability to continue its rapid economic and population growth while trying to keep longtime residents from being forced out due to affordability issues was the topic of the day at Wednesday's breakfast meeting for the Urban Land Institute. The ...
  • Real estate startup leaseABLE raises $1.5M to simplify 'archaic' commercial leasing process - GeekWire April 26, 2018
    GeekWireReal estate startup leaseABLE raises $1.5M to simplify 'archaic' commercial leasing processGeekWire“You've got to go through a broker,” Steele said. “There's no easy way to get data, like you can today with residential real estate through services like Zillow. The process takes forever, and it is very expensive.” Steele noted that his company is not […]
  • Compass acquires Chicago's Conlon Real Estate - Inman.com April 25, 2018
    Compass acquires Chicago's Conlon Real EstateInman.comThe acquisition of Conlon Real Estate, founded in 2009 and formerly of Christie's, will bring Compass's agent count in Chicago up to 300 agents and a sales volume in 2017 of $600 million, the New York-based brokerage said today in a press statement ...
  • The State Of Idaho Real Estate - Boise State Public Radio April 25, 2018
    Boise State Public RadioThe State Of Idaho Real EstateBoise State Public RadioBut unlike similar booms in Atlanta, Phoenix and Las Vegas, new housing starts are not matching the explosion in population. While current homeowners are thrilled to see their values skyrocket, those prices are pushing newcomers to the housing market ...
  • Well-funded real estate tech company Compass opens Seattle-area ... - GeekWire April 25, 2018
    GeekWireWell-funded real estate tech company Compass opens Seattle-area ...GeekWireCompass, a company that aims to use technology to simplify home buying and selling, is opening offices in the Seattle area. Compass has 14 employees working out of a temporary office in Seattle, and the company is teaming up with Seattle-based ...Compass | Conlon Real Estate | […]
  • House Hunting in … France - New York Times April 25, 2018
    New York TimesHouse Hunting in … FranceNew York TimesThe luxury market, which starts at around 1.5 million euros (about $1.8 million), Mrs. Chaleil said, can exceed 100 million euros (or about $122 million) for listings in St.-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, St.-Tropez and Cap d'Antibes, where demand is strongest: “The ...

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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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