• From Sudden Wealth to Bankruptcy: How and Why?

    So, you didn’t start off the New Year by winning any of the latest big lottery jackpots. However, two lone winners did. One winner from New Hampshire has yet to claim the $560 million Powerball jackpot. The other 20-year-old winner from Florida claimed his $450 million Mega Millions grand prize. He chose the one lump sum amount of $282 million.

    Bond and Botes- 5 readers -
  • Estate Tax Repeal Could Come Under the New GOP Tax Plan

    Currently, a big inheritance could leave you with a large tax payment. However, things could change in the future. The newest GOP tax plan aims to get rid of estate tax. If the bill passes, then you could be inheriting your estate with no taxes in as little as six years. Find out how the new tax plan could change estate tax forever.

    The Law Office of Jeremy Howe- 11 readers -
  • Alimony Payments Could Shrink Under New Tax Bill

    Alimony Payments Could Shrink Under New Tax Bill Being controversial is nothing new for this administration, and the new tax bill’s change to alimony payments is no different. While so many of the proposed legislation has been under scrutiny, the proposed tax bill seems to be getting a little more attention and a lot more dissection.

    The Law Office of Jeremy Howe- 9 readers -
  • Summary Judgment in New York Foreclosure Actions

    A motion for summary judgment (1) aims is to prove to the court that the matter before it does not require a trial because neither party disputes the facts, meaning that the court can render judgment on the matter solely with the information before it. Generally, either party may make motions for summary judgment pursuant to CPLR 3212 (2) after filing an answer to a foreclosure ...

    Ronald D. Weiss, PC- 10 readers -
  • Employee Dismissal: A Morality Tale (Galea v. Wal-Mart Canada)

    Erin Brandt By Erin Brandt. Last month, an Ontario Court ordered Wal-Mart Canada to pay a dismissed executive $750,000 in punitive and moral damages. As this award was one of the highest of its kind in Canada, we thought the case was worth special mention. What type of conduct by an employer could have led to such significant liability? Let’s find out: Background First, a ...

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 7 readers -
  • Staying Safe and Avoiding Damaged and Icy Sidewalks

    In Chicago, people are constantly falling on dangerous sidewalks. With our area’s extreme high and low temperatures during the course of a year, sidewalks can expand and contract causing them to split or crumble on their edges. Sidewalks, whether they are damaged or not, can become dangerous when they are covered in snow and ice.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 8 readers -
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