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Inside The New Apple Products

While Apple products have certainly not suffered a lack of demand their stock value did take a huge hit a few weeks ago after a massive data hack of the Cloud. After major leak of files and pictures was revealed many people started selling their stake in the company. With just a mere week away from their most recent new…

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AZ Foreclosure or Short Sale? Get Answers in PLC’s Bankruptcy News

In the Pew Law Center’s March 2013 – Arizona Bankruptcy Newsletter, Mr. Pew provides answers to questions about foreclosures and short sales, issues many Valley residents are concerned with. But that’s not all we have for you this month. Here’s a closer look at the inside pages: Understanding Judicial and Non-Judicial Foreclosure in Arizona What happens if the bank forecloses?…

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So What Happened in That Case Anyway? Arizona Bankruptcy News Update

At the Pew Law Center, we’ve been reporting on high-profile bankruptcy cases across the nation. Today, we’ll take a look at where some of those bankruptcy cases are in the first quarter of 2013. Ding Dong! Hostess Files Chapter 11 Back in January 2012, heavily unionized Hostess Brands, Inc., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief. Memorable for the hardened positions…

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Congress Extended Short Sale Tax Relief Through 2013

Congress breathed life back into the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 (MFDRA), extending it through December 31, 2013. After fierce debate, U.S. legislators extended the MFDRA for another year as part of the fiscal cliff deal. Over a year ago, Arizona bankruptcy and tax relief attorney Lawrence ‘D’ Pew published an important article on the Hidden IRS Tax…

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Firearm Manufacture and Dealer Licenses Up in Arizona

One aspect of the Arizona economy continues to boom, and that’s the manufacture and sale of firearms. Increase in Licenses To Manufacture Firearms A business license to manufacture firearms also allows for the sale and customization of guns, covering accessories like the making of silencers. The three states leading the country in the number of applications submitted for these permits…

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It’s Here! Arizona’s Bankruptcy Newsletter for January 2013

Like most people, we’ve made a few New Year’s resolutions. Our first resolution is to bring you an even more informative and entertaining Arizona Bankruptcy Newsletter. Here’s what you’ll find in our first issue for January 2013: Cancer and Mounting Medical Bills Our lead story is all about dealing with the financial consequences of a cancer diagnosis in your family….

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Why Are So Many Arizonans on Federal SNAP Food Stamps?

Based on 2010 gathering results, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that Arizona’s 2011 population was 6,482,505. Of those, the bureau estimated that 25.1% were under the age of 18 and 6.9% were under the age of five. Too many of these Arizona children are living in households where putting food on the table is a daily struggle for their parents….

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St. Joseph’s Can’t Enforce Bankrupt Bashas’ Charitable Pledge

St. Joseph’s Foundation of Phoenix lost its bankruptcy appeal on the hospital’s claim to an unpaid $155,000 charitable donation. On October 25, 2012, Arizona’s U.S. District Court Judge Martone affirmed the bankruptcy court’s decision holding that Bashas’ pre-bankruptcy charitable pledge to the not-for-profit was an unenforceable promise to pay. Bashas’ Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Bashas’, Inc., (and subsidiaries Bashas’ Leasco, Inc.,…

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Does Mediation Have a Role in Arizona Bankruptcy?

Have you wondered about the role bankruptcy mediation can play in resolving debtor-creditor disputes? Arizona bankruptcy mediation is an important process, particularly when worker unions are involved and collective bargaining agreements are on the table for cuts.   Arizona Bankruptcy Mediation Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), a process that is available to parties in both consumer…

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