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What Happened To The American Dream≠

There is a theory in our society that filing bankruptcy has lost its stigma and today’s bankruptcy filers have simply lived above their means and overspent on credit cards. The United States did see consumer bankruptcy filings reach their highest ...

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Collaborative Law Growth: The Interdisciplinary Model

The Collaborative Law revolution continues. The goal in family law is to assist good people to make better choices at a terrible time. Collaborative Law is a way of approaching the end of a marriage that does not threaten “going ...

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by Michael Simon Daily Record Columnist

Getting “blood from stones” is an art which matrimonial practitioners are well familiar, especially while attempting to enforce support orders (alimony, maintenance, support or child support). As we all know, obtaining a support order is only part of the battle, ...

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The S&P 500 Index: Looking Ahead To 2005

There are a few conflicting historical stock market phenomena pertinent to 2005, which is a post-election year and the fifth year of this decade. The S&P 500 index has performed remarkably well in the fifth year of each decade since ...

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Year-End Tax Planning – Smart Business Moves

As year-end rapidly approaches, every business should review its options for cutting income taxes for 2004. Undoubtedly you’ve been doing tax planning throughout the year, but here are some last-minute strategies you shouldn’t overlook. If you were planning to purchase ...

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The Truth Behind Recent Global Warming Cimate Change Scare Stories

There wasn’t a great deal of talk about global climate change during the Presidential campaign. In one debate, Senator John Kerry briefly mentioned global warming and that the Kyoto Protocol should be considered. President Bush, on the other hand, called ...

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Searching With CourtLink, CourtExpress

The first set of courts to really go “online” with access to the public, were the federal courts utilizing PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records), a system that provided U.S. District Court and Court of Appeals case information. Once ...

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Disclosing The Results Of An Independent Medical Examination

When defending personal injury actions it is accepted practice for the defense to retain a physician to conduct an independent medical examination (IME). Obviously, the defense is hoping the findings of its IME physician are at odds with those of ...

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Teen Workers Are Target For Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment claims brought by teenagers have sharply increased over the past three years, according to statistics from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Fast food industries, hospitality businesses and hotels or car dealerships are often the types of ...

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Recent Tax Changes For Automobiles

New Tax Rules For SUVs Recent modifications in the tax law have made significant changes in the deductions for sport utility vehicles used by a business or donated to a charity. If your company is planning to purchase an SUV ...

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New Tax Likely To Facilitate Settlement Of Employment Discrimination Lawsuits

On Oct. 22, President Bush signed the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (AJCA), and with the stroke of a pen, put an end to the “double taxation” of attorney’s fees in employment discrimination litigation. The AJCA amends the Internal ...

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