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Eighth Circuit Finds Guarantors Not Afforded Protections under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act

The application of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) to spousal guaranties is a developing area of law, resulting in a number of recent appellate opinions. One opinion from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, Hawkins...more

Texas Supreme Court Opinions and Orders (5/14)

No. 12-0983, McAllen Hospitals, LP v. State Farm County Mutual Insurance Company of Texas - The Court addressed some of the mechanics of Hospital Lien Statute (Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code chapter 55). State Farm...more

Legal Alert: The 2013 Tax Litigation Year in Review: Important Events

As we look forward to 2014, we take a look back at the top 10 important tax controversy issues making the news in 2013 that may have continuing importance in the future....more

Divorce: Finding Offshore Assets

One of the more important issues in a divorce proceeding is identifying and dividing community and separate property. The task of asset identification and location may have been made both easier and more complex at the same...more

Why and When to Conduct an Asset Search

Asset Search services are one of those areas that most people know little about until they need them. For example, personal injury attorneys have conducted asset searches to satisfy their due diligence in finding a...more

Benefits Litigation Update - September 2012 .

We are pleased to present the second edition of the Benefits Litigation Update, a joint project of Epstein Becker Green ("EBG") and ERIC (The ERISA Industry Committee). With an increase in litigation related to the provision...more

New York Divorce Settlement May Be Set Aside- Mutual Mistake that Money "Invested" With Madoff

I previously wrote about a lawyer who was attempting to re-open his divorce settlement because, he claimed, there was a mutual mistake - he retained money invested with Madoff in lieu of other assets retained by his wife. Of...more

Financing Divorce: Loans Available

In a front page article, Binyamin Appelbaum in the New York Times explored the newest trend in divorce-third parties are investing in and funding divorces. A funding company “invests” in a divorce and advances the litigant...more

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