Tag Archives: Ability

Ability to Pay Child Support

Failure to pay child support in North Carolina may result in a Show Cause Order and Civil Contempt proceedings. Once entered, the Burden of Proof shifts, requiring the defendant/respondent to show why he or she should not be held in civil contempt … Continue reading

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Argument preview: Justices to consider social security disability claimants’ ability to scrutinize data on which benefits denials are based

Social Security Disability Insurance provides monthly payments to more than 10 million people. Supplemental Security Income disability benefits reach a partially overlapping group of roughly seven million. Testimony of vocational experts is central to a large number of the hearings … Continue reading

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EPA Provides Guidance to BFPPs Regarding Their Ability to Receive Reimbursement from EPA Superfund Special Accounts

One underused provision in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) makes Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund Special Accounts available for reimbursement to Bona Fide Prospective Purchasers (BFPPs). This provision has received greater scrutiny by EPA following the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Narrows Ability to Recover Internal Investigation Costs

In January, this blog previewed the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in Lagos v. United States to resolve a circuit split regarding whether companies could recover costs of internal investigations under the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act (MVRA). At the end … Continue reading

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You’re worth more than your ability to pass (or fail) the bar exam

Last August, Jon Hanson asked me, as an alum, to give a talk to a group of Harvard Law School 1Ls about “life in the law.” It was one of the hardest talks I’ve ever given, because it’s some of the … Continue reading

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