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The US Supreme Court Issues Historic Rulings
July 2, 2013
The Supreme Court issued some significant rulings at the end of the first term of 2013. Some favored liberal positions and some conservative. The mixed rulings emphasized the split makeup of the court, with a number of 5 to 4 descisions.
Voting Rights Act. The Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 — the map that determines which states must get federal permission before they change their voting laws. Civil rights activists called the decision devastating, and a dissenting justice said it amounted to the “demolition” of the law, widely considered the most important piece of civil rights legislation in American history. Read more.
Defense of Marriage Act. The Supreme Court struck down the heart of the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 federal law that prohibits married same-sex couples from receiving federal benefits. The landmark 5-4 decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, and joined by the liberal-leaning justices, invalidated Section 3 of the law, which prohibits same-sex couples from receiving federal tax, retirement and immigration benefits. Read more.
California Proposition 8. The Supreme Court issued a ruling that has the effect of making same-sex marriage legal in California again but leaves intact bans in other states and avoided reaching the merits of whether gay marriage is constitutionally protected. Read more.
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American Airlines Files Chapter 11
December 2, 2011
The parent company of American Airlines filed for bankruptcy protection in late November, seeking relief from crushing debt caused by high fuel prices and expensive labor contracts that its competitors shed years ago. For most travelers, though, flights will operate normally and the airline will honor tickets and take reservations. American said its frequent-flier program would be unaffected.
The Local Bankruptcy Scene
November 28, 2011
In the Southern District of Florida, our firm has seen an increase in the unwillingness of Chapter 7 trustees to forgo the collection of potential funds. In Florida, an individual's exemptions in bankruptcy are guided by reference to state-not federal-law. An individual is entitled to certain exemptions of personal and real property. Generally, if an individual was over their exemption limit, i.e. having certain property not entitled to exemption, trustees would generally forfeit their right as administrator of the bankruptcy estate to sell the non-exempt asset if the asset was of little value or considered "unsellable." However, our firm has observed a recent uptick in the willingness of the trustee to sell non-exempt assets worth little, seemingly because trustees do not want to lose out on the potential collection of funds. Often, the sale generates funds in an amount that does little more than pay for trustee and professional fees. If you are considering filing for bankruptcy protection, it is imperative to consult with a bankruptcy attorney who can explain your options and offer pre-bankruptcy planning to avoid these common pitfalls.
Law Offices of David W. Langley, Plantation, Florida
We are bankruptcy and business litigation attorneys in Broward County, Florida engaged in providing professional legal services to individuals and businesses for the past 30 years. We represent clients aggressively but with personal attention to the client's needs. We handle personal and corporate bankruptcy matters, Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings , tax discharges, creditors' claims and collections in State Court and Bankruptcy Court, civil lawsuits, including commercial litigation, internet issues, personal injury actions, contract preparation and litigation and formation of corporations. For a more in-depth discussion of bankruptcy issues see our pages on Involuntary Bankruptcy or Planning for Bankruptcy. We handle complex Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases involving tax issues and litigation. See our complex bankruptcy page. We would be happy to discuss your legal needs to see if we can be of any assistance. Call us at 954-356-0450. We handle matters in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties, South Florida.
For general information on filing a personal or business bankruptcy click on Bankruptcy Facts. For frequent questions and answers on the different chapters of bankruptcy click on Chapter 7, Chapter 11 or Chapter 13. For more information on bankruptcy laws and bankruptcy reform legislation see our In the News page or our Blog. If you would like to retain our firm to represent you in a bankruptcy matter you may download our bankruptcy worksheet in PDF format. See also our Bankruptcy Fees page.
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David W. Langley is licensed to practice only in the State of Florida and handles bankruptcy cases in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties.
We are a Designated Debt Relief Agency under Federal Law and We Provide Legal Assistance to Consumers Seeking Relief Under the Bankruptcy Code.
South Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer David W. Langley
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