Posts made in April, 2011

15 Must Follow Law Related Twitter Feeds

Whether you are a law student, a practicing lawyer, or even a paralegal then these are some great Twitter feeds that you should be following. They offer an abundance of great information and resources and can help you keep track
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Foreclosure Problems was Forecasted by Fannie Report in 2006

4/27/11   Long before the regulators started investigations into the practices of the mortgage industry, an internal report in 2006 already warned Fannie Mae of abuses in the manner lenders and their law firms administered foreclosures.   The report stated
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Legal Analysts Say That Nursing Homes Industry Medicate Rate Cuts Violate Federal Laws

4/27/11   A legal analysis made available to the skilled nursing home industry concerning a proposal for a reduction in the Medicaid rate to cover the expenses in caring for the seniors in Nevada states that the cuts would be
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Damage Claim of Record Industry against A P2P Site Called “Absurd” By A US Judge

4/27/11   Last year, the US-based file-sharing network company LimeWire finally lost a long drawn out legal battle against various record labels. Subsequently, the claim for damages was filed against the file-sharing company.   However, the damage claim was so
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Texas State Legislature Requested to Regulate Loans

4/27/11   Several cities across the state of Texas have asked the Legislature to regulate the increasing number of businesses making short-term loans. The cities include Dallas, Midland, El Paso, Lubbock, San Antonio and Houston.   In passing resolutions similar
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Federal Trade Commission Reveals That Debt Collectors Incite More Complaints

4/27/11   The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that debt collectors have incited more complaints compared to other industries. In fact, the report showed that the debt collection industry causes Americans more pain than any other business.   In 2010,
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Industry Leaders Appointed by Control Risks To Its Global eDiscovery Team

4/26/11   A number of leading industry experts were appointed by Control Risks, a leading international business risk consultancy, to its eDiscovery team. Those appointed included Thomas McCotter, Jorge Montanez, Terry Chopiuk and Ashley Smith. The appointments considerably improved the
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Celebration To Mark the 1st Anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

4/26/11   It has been a year since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama. However, the proponents and opponents of the law are still engaged in a raging battle over the provisions
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Legal Research Shifts from the Print Library to Costly Digital Databases

4/26/11   Many lawyers are saying that legal books are not that doable anymore when practicing law because of the risk of missing information.   Take the case of Marc Daffner who frequently used applications on his iPhone to search
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Business Models of Law Firms Changing

4/26/11   In both local and national setting, law firms are considered as big businesses. Over $250 billion annually in the United States alone are spent on legal services and the Washington area gets more than its equitable share of
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