When a person files for bankruptcy, it’s a sad day. Although the bankruptcy code was enacted to give a “fresh start to the honest but unfortunate debtor” and a single point of contact for creditors (and to keep our economy going), admitting that your debts are out of control is difficult. So why would Congress make it harder for disabled veterans who need bankruptcy protection? In 2005, Congress changed the bankruptcy code to force those with income levels at or above the median in their geographic area into Chapter 13 (reorganization), rather than Chapter 7 (liquidation). Chapter 7 is traditionally a fast process, but Chapter 13 takes three to five years. The rationale was that debtors who could pay part of their debts in Chapter 13 were getting fast discharges in Chapter 7 instead. Although there had been abusive Chapter 7 filings, these amendments have created unintended consequences, especially for disabled veterans. Here’s how: … [Read more...] about Why does the bankruptcy code discriminate against disabled veterans?
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August 22, 2018 By Holland & Hart Holland & Hart is pleased to announce that 22 of the firm’s Nevada attorneys have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, one Nevada lawyer was named a 2019 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in their practice area and market. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated market is honored with this recognition. Firm-wide, a total of 18 lawyers were named a 2019 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” and 175 attorneys were included in the 2019 The Best Lawyers in America list. More details can be read in the firm’s 2019 Best Lawyers press release. Nevada-based attorneys in Best Lawyers in America 2019 include: Karen Dennison was named Best Lawyers 2019 Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Reno, Nevada Carson City: Scott Scherer: Gaming Law Frederick J. Schmidt: Energy Law Las Vegas: Gian A. Brown: Mergers and Acquisitions Law Robert J. Cassity: … [Read more...] about Best Lawyers Names One Lawyer of the Year and 22 Best Lawyers from Holland & Hart in Nevada
close Video Vegas casino tipping policy mired in court lawsuit Supreme Court punts case back to district court as Wynn Las Vegas and card dealers battle over tipping policy. Should card dealers in Las Vegas be able to keep all the tips they accrue from generous gambling patrons? That exact question is being debated at one big name casino on the Strip — Wynn Las Vegas — after the U.S. Supreme Court punted and decided not to hear a case over the long-standing tipping dispute between the casino and 800 of its current and former card dealers. Table hosts who deal blackjack, baccarat, craps, and poker are fighting to strike down the current tipping policy, which requires them to forfeit fifteen percent of gratuities earned and give them to their immediate supervisors, who disburse it among themselves. (Supervisors, otherwise known as “pit bosses,” are generally salaried employees who do not receive tips from customers.) The Wynn Las Vegas is looking … [Read more...] about Controversial tipping policy at Wynn Las Vegas still under fire
June 1, 2018 By Nevada Business Mag Leave a Comment The State Bar of Nevada’s Annual Report for 2017 indicates that there are nearly 9,000 active member attorneys in Nevada and new attorneys are being trained every year at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law each year. The Legal Elite list includes only the top 3 percent of attorneys in the state broken down by location. In addition, Legal Elite includes special lists ranking Nevada’s best “Up and Coming” and best government attorneys. It’s not easy for an attorney to make it on to the final list. Each nominee went through several levels of verification and scrutiny before being approved to appear on this list. Upon the nomination process closing, each ballot was individually reviewed for eligibility and every voting attorney was verified with the State Bar of Nevada. Once a vote was verified, each nominee was reviewed for eligibility and then scored. Scores were compiled based on the number and type of … [Read more...] about Legal Elite 2018: The Silver State’s Top Attorneys
(Â©2018 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.) Welcome to Fox News First. Not signed up yet? Click here. Developing now, Monday, April 16, 2018 Fired FBI Director James Comey calls President Trump 'morally unfit to be president,' defends his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation in new interview Trump was dissuaded from a more aggressive military strike against Syria by his newly-revamped national security team, according to one report The United States plans to announce new economic sanctions against Russia Monday for aiding the government of Syrian President Assad Former first lady Barbara Bush is in 'failing health' and will not seek additional medical treatment, a family spokesman said Sunday Jason Aldean took home Entertainer of the Year as the annual ACM Awards returned to Las Vegas six months after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history THE LEAD STORY - COMEY'S MEDIA BLITZ BEGINS: In his … [Read more...] about FOX NEWS FIRST: Comey’s anti-Trump media blitz begins; Inside Trump’s decision to strike Syria