Category Archives: Bankruptcy Law

What to Do When You Believe(d) Your Student Loans Were Discharged in a Prior Bankruptcy

There are a ton of people who believed their student loans were discharged when they loans were simply listed in their bankruptcy.  It may have been years before the private student loan companies started to communicate with the borrowers to collect this debt which added to that impression. As it turns out, there may be a way to argue this after all – in instances involving private loans.  Private student loan lenders have to prove their loans are in fact “qualified education loans” and meet other criteria in order to be exempt from a general discharge.  We are now filing cases where we do not believe the private lenders can meet this burden and the loans are and should have been considered discharged all along.  This opens the lender and servicer to a potential FDCPA and FCCPA case if it has tried to collect on previously discharged debt.  Moreover, it also opens up the lender to potential claims to refund monies paid toward these….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Georgia Police Officers Face Dangers on the State’s Highways

Georgia police officers face daily danger when they are on highway patrol duties. Often they are victims of the accidents they police. Recently in Georgia’s Forsyth County, a deputy was transported to a local hospital after another car hit his patrol vehicle. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office reported that the deputy, Ron Reeves was sitting in his patrol car on the shoulder of Ga. State Route 400 when a 2005 Ford Focus crashed into the back of his car. Reeves had been working on traffic enforcement at the time of this crash. Georgia Police Officers Face Dangers Pictures from the scene showed a severely mangled patrol car. Reeves reportedly suffered serious injuries in the wreck. It was not clear from the reports whether they were life-threatening. He was transported to the hospital and is recovering. The 27-year-old driver of the other car was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol during the crash, police said officials said. A report on Fox 5 said the….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Long Term Care Insurance Versus Medicare: What is Really Covered and Why It’s Important to Fight for Insurance Benefits

Let’s face it, many people stuck in the middle taking care of both elderly parents and their own children, are overwhelmed when the Long Term Care Insurance company denies coverage for their loved ones.  Who has the time to deal with this with our otherwise busy lives?  Who has the knowledge to go toe to toe with the insurance company and force them to grant coverage?  And does it really make a difference with Medicare picking up the pieces if coverage is denied? American Society on Aging addresses some common misnomers about what Medicare covers when long term care is needed.  The ASA pointed out that contrary to recent surveys which show that the public believes that Medicare pays for long-term care, this is not what happens in reality.  Medicare tries to limit its availability for the provision of personal and assistive care services.  If skilled nursing or rehabilitative services are needed, that’s where Medicare kicks in.….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Two 18 Wheelers Crashed and Caught Fire in Northern Georgia

When big rigs crash, the results can be devastating. Recently, two 18 wheelers crashed on Cleveland Highway in Cohutta in northern Georgia. One of the drivers was reported to be seriously injured. He was flown by helicopter to Nashville. The accident occurred just after midnight on Nov 30, reported WDEF News 12 Now. The seriously injured driver was identified Jacob L. Coffelt by Georgia Highway Patrol. He was driving for Classic Express Inc. in Cleveland. One truck cab was completely burned out in the crash at the intersection with Wolfe Street in Cohutta. Two 18 Wheelers Crashed in Cohutta in Georgia The cause of the wreck remains under investigation by Georgia Highway Patrol. The graphic images of this burned out truck reveal the terrible nature of the impact that took place in Cohutta. We hope the driver makes a recovery from this terrible accident. When 18 wheelers collide the results are often devastating. The crash came weeks after another fiery truck wreck that claimed….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Feb 17, 2018

The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama Party Name(s) & Case Number: 18-80464-11 Aqua Marine Enterprises, Inc. Direct Link to Access Court Docket Through PACER: Access Docket in PACER Direct Link to Access Petition/Complaint Through PACER (Docket Number Links Directly to Petition/Complaint): Type: bk Office: 8 Chapter: 11 [Voluntary Petition (Chapter 11)] (1) Party Name(s) & Case Number: 18-80010- Priceville Partners, LLC v. Dobbs Direct Link to Access Court Docket Through PACER: Access Docket in PACER Direct Link to Access Petition/Complaint Through PACER (Docket Number Links Directly to Petition/Complaint): Type: ap Office: 8 Chapter: [Complaint] (1) Party Name(s) & Case Number: 18-00065- Reynolds et al v.….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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