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After ammunition and body armor retailers were unsuccessfully sued by the parents of Jessica Ghawi, who was killed in a 2012 mass shooting, the companies sought to recoup their legal fees. According to the victim’s mother, her family declared bankruptcy after it was ordered to pay more than $200,000 by a judge. Now, Corky Messner, the Republican whose law firm represented one of the retailers, is running for a U.S. Senate seat in New Hampshire on a staunchly pro-gun platform.
Messner told WMUR last month that he opposed any gun control measures, and he would support rolling back some existing gun safety laws already on the books. Messner has touted his endorsement from the National Association of Gun Rights, which has attacked the National Rifle Association (NRA) for being “soft” and has called for “absolutely NO COMPROMISE
A couple of weeks back I jumped on the bus home on a Saturday night. As soon as I climbed up the steps and was halfway in, I was greeted by the sight of an elderly woman standing in the aisle by the median pole. She was holding it with one hand and the backrest of the seat with the other. Nobody offered her a seat, not even the young woman who kept typing away on her mobile phone. Standing just within a few meters of the scene, I thought to myself: she ought to have given up her own. Nope, she wouldn’t do that. Appallingly, she took no notice of this elderly woman who slowly stepped down the aisle and stood right next to her seat.
The blue-toothed dumbphone user who seemed to me forever inundated by digital messages, simply acted as if she is non-existent and she didn’t … Read More
Insolvency law, necessarily involves a consideration of the position and concerns of the debtor, the creditors and the general community. Insolvency law must seek to balance the interests of these parties and there is a need for balance because insolvency necessarily involves a limited amount of money to be divided among those seeking repayment of their debts.
Step 1: Understand the purposes of the law of bankruptcy
The first step to filing for bankruptcy is to understand the aims of bankruptcy law. Ultimately, the law seeks to provide an equal, fair and orderly procedure in handling the affairs of an insolvent person or entity and that the assets of the debtor are shared equally amongst the creditors. The system also favours a situation where the estate is administered with as little delay and expense as possible and that the administration of the estate is conducted in a fair and independent … Read More
There are several chapters like chapter 7, 9,11,12,13 of bankruptcy code under the federal law which governs the bankruptcy laws of New York. The various chapters under the bankruptcy law cover various issues and therefore guides as to how to deal with, and decide cases falling under each chapter effectively. Chapter 7 is applicable for debtors who have no assets to repay the debts. Chapter 9 deals with cases of government municipalities. For the owners or shareholders of a company there is chapter 11. Chapter 12 deals with fishermen and farmers. For salaried individuals or families, self employed and wage earners there is Chapter 13.
As fixed under chapter 7 of the New York bankruptcy law, the income of an individual under such cases should be less than the average income. Under this chapter, the cases that are handled are almost made fully exempt from the debt, but some things … Read More