Monthly Archives: June 2022

Judgment Not Final Without Ruling on Attorney Fees

Absent other exceptions, the only circuit court ruling that is subject to appeal is a final judgment, meaning a writing denominated as a judgment that addresses all claims as to all parties. Judgment addressed all claims as to all parties … Continue reading

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Challenges to Vaccination Exemption Form Unsuccessful

“In Missouri, it is unlawful for any student to attend school unless he or she is properly immunized and can provide satisfactory evidence of such immunization or unless he or she is properly exempted.” Nothing requires the State to provide … Continue reading

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Todd and Julie Chrisley Found Guilty on Federal Charges

Todd and Julie Chrisley, stars of the reality television show “Chrisley Knows Best,” were recently found guilty in Atlanta on federal charges including bank fraud and tax evasion. The Chrisleys were initially indicted in August 2019 and a new indictment … Continue reading

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CFPB Seeks Ban Against Operator of Student Loan Debt Relief Scam Reboot

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has taken action against the owner of a student-loan debt relief company for allegedly withdrawing hundreds of thousands of dollars from student borrowers’ bank accounts, without authorization . The CFPB alleges that Frank Gebase, … Continue reading

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Ex-San Antonio Lawyer Accused of Stealing Millions Has ‘Medically Related Issues,’ His Attorney Says

Ex-San Antonio attorney Christopher Pettit has been sued for allegedly absconding with his former law clients’ money. He’s landed in bankruptcy and he’s surrendered his law license. Pettit is also dealing with “medically related issues,” his attorney disclosed during the … Continue reading

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CFPB Report Highlights Experiences of Military Families with Medical Billing, Credit Reporting, and Debt Collection

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released its annual report on the top financial concerns facing servicemembers, veterans, and military families, based on the complaints they submitted to the CFPB. Servicemembers told the CFPB about billing inaccuracies and that … Continue reading

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Bitcoin Plunges as Major Crypto Lender Halts Operations

The price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies plummeted Monday after a major cryptocurrency lender effectively failed and halted all withdrawals from its platform, citing “extreme market conditions.” It’s the latest high-profile collapse of a pillar of the cryptocurrency industry. These … Continue reading

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Evidence Obtained by Deception Okay

The delay from charges to trial did not reach the threshold of a presumptive violation of the right to a speedy trial, so no further analysis of other factors was necessary, and circuit court did not err in denying defendant’s … Continue reading

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Things organizations should know about applying for tax-exempt status

To be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for any of these purposes: charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, … Continue reading

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IRS increases standard mileage reimbursement rate for personal vehicles effective July 1

The Internal Revenue Service has announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rate for the final 6 months of 2022. Taxpayers may use the optional standard mileage rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business … Continue reading

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