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Oct. 24 (Bloomberg Law) -- The controversial approval of the Chapter 11 plan for solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC is the first topic on this week's Bloomberg bankruptcy video. For the second item, Bloomberg Law's Lee...more
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A late January ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has gladdened real estate lenders and struck terror into the hearts of developers. Essentially, the court prevented a major real estate developer from using the...more
If you have an outstanding tax debt and are curious if it can still be collected or if you want to know more about how long the IRS has to collect a tax, then you may want to take a look at this post!
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As tax season is rolling around I get a lot of questions from those who need to file bankruptcy but are expecting to get a tax refund soon. The simplest advice I can give is if you are looking to file a chapter 7...more
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