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Autoworkers’ Union Goes on Strike Against G.M.

Nearly 50,000 members of the United Automobile Workers union (U.A.W.) went on strike at General Motors’ factories across the Midwest and South. U.A.W. regional leaders in Detroit voted unanimously to authorize the strike, the union’s first walkout since 2007. The … Continue reading

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OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Files for Bankruptcy Protection

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, LP filed for bankruptcy protection after more than 2,600 lawsuits alleged the company helped feud the U.S. opioid epidemic. Purdue reached a tentative deal to resolve lawsuits with 24 states and five U.S. territories, but two … Continue reading

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Ariana Grande Sues Forever 21 for $10 Million over Look-Alike Ad Campaign

Ariana Grande, the pop music singer, has sued retailer Forever 21 for $10 Million, accusing the founders’ daughters of piggybacking off of her fame and influence to sell their merchandise. In the complaint filed on September 2, 2019, Grande accused … Continue reading

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Models, Musicians Face Lawsuits Over Fyre Festival Payments

Bankruptcy trustee Gregory Messer is suing Models Kendall Jenner and Emily Ratajkowski and performers Migos, Pusha T, and Lil Yachty in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for New York. Messer has been investigating who was paid in the lead-up to the … Continue reading

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78-Year-Old Woman Convicted of Attempting to Kill Her Bankruptcy Attorney

Patricia Currie, a 78-year-old woman from Mandeville, Louisiana, was found guilty on August 14, 2019 of attempted second-degree murder for attempting to kill her former bankruptcy attorney. On October 27, 2016, Attorney Keith Couture was alone at his law firm … Continue reading

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Kansas Town’s Treasurer Goes to Prison After Stealing Money from Taxpayers

Deborah Sell, the former treasurer of Fontana, Kansas, was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison. Sell pled guilty to lying on her income tax returns and stealing money from taxpayers. In February 2017, Sell used a … Continue reading

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Federal Court Shuts Down Palm Beach County, Florida Tax Return Preparers

An order was issued permanently barring Jeffrey Cadet, Kersh Tax Service, LLC, and Kersha Lewis from preparing federal tax returns for others or owning or operating a tax preparation business. The compliant filed by the government alleged that the defendants … Continue reading

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Maine Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Preparing False Tax Return

Ashraf Eldeknaway, a tax preparer in Portland, Maine, pled guilty to one count of aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false tax return. To claim the Earned Income Tax Credit and a fraudulently increased refund, Eldeknawey admitted to … Continue reading

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IRS Automatically Waives Estimated Tax Penalty for Eligible 2018 Filers

For more than 400,000 eligible taxpayers who already filed their 2018 tax returns, the Internal Revenue Service will automatically be waiving the estimated tax penalty. For taxpayers who have already paid the penalty will receive a refund check. For taxpayers … Continue reading

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Property Owner Not Entitled to Damages for Both Repair Costs and Diminution in Value

Plaintiffs Jungers sued Defendant Webster for damages allegedly caused by the negligent installation of a transformer in the Jungers’ home. Webster paid for the damage to be repaired. At the time of the alleged damage, the Jungers were in the … Continue reading

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