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State Student Loan Collection Follies: Texas AG Paxton collects grand total of $54.12 by garnishing student loan debtor’s bank account; bank gets $600 for its trouble

HOW THE STATE OF TEXAS SQUEEZES A FEW ROCK-BOTTOM DOLLARS FROM STUDENT LOAN DEBTORS Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton presides over a well-oiled litigation machine optimized to extract money from people who have fallen behind on payments on the state-sponsored student loans funded … Continue reading

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Plaintiffs’ Firms Ranked by Total 2018 Securities Suit Settlement Size and Number

As I have noted in a number of posts (most recently here), the size of securities class action settlements rose significantly in 2018 compared to recent years. But what do the 2018 securities class action settlements look like when broken … Continue reading

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$10M Total Verdict in Wrongful Death Cancer Case Against RJR and Philip Morris

Stock image.  Fort Lauderdale, FL— Jurors this week awarded $10 million to the family of a Florida smoker whose cancer death they linked to cigarettes and a tobacco industry scheme to hide their dangers. Neff v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip … Continue reading

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New Customer Disputes For Broker Cindy Chiellini Total $348K In Damages

Back in August, we told you about broker Cindy Lucille Porto Chiellini (CRD #1015592) who had three customer disputes on file in her record. Chiellini is still employed with Centaurus Financial, Inc. (CRD #30833) of Lexington, SC. Since our last … Continue reading

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A High Tax Rate on Star Inventors Lowers Total Innovation

A recent paper by economists Alexander Bell, Raj Chetty, Xavier Jaravel, Neviana Petkova, and John Van Reenen uses new data to examine how tax policy affects innovation. The authors show that while tax policy is not the only determining factor … Continue reading

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