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Lisa Vento-Gustafson

Bankruptcy & Debt, Consumer Bankruptcy, Landlord-Tenant
Status:  In Good Standing           

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Antoinette R. Kaine

Labor Law, Family Law, Criminal, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           

Scott M. Harrington

Construction, Complex Litigation, Federal Trial Practice, Bankruptcy Litigation
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  34 Years

Wilmot L Harris

Tax, Estate Planning, Residential Real Estate, Commercial Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           
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Michael Charles Jachimczyk

Commercial Real Estate, Wrongful Termination, Criminal, Commercial Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  31 Years

Deepa Reddy Nayini

Advertising, Industry Specialties, Corporate, Commercial Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  15 Years

Mark M. Kratter

Family Law, Traffic, Divorce, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  28 Years

Geoffrey S. Brandner

Landlord-Tenant, Wills & Probate, Corporate, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  46 Years

Martha S. Brooks

Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy, Estate Administration, Wills & Probate
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  25 Years

Kelli Marie Walsh

International Other, Aviation, Credit & Debt, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  26 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

GARNISHMENT

A court-ordered process that takes property from a person to satisfy a debt. For example, a person who owes money to a creditor may have her wages garnished if ... (more...)
A court-ordered process that takes property from a person to satisfy a debt. For example, a person who owes money to a creditor may have her wages garnished if she loses a lawsuit filed by the creditor. Up to 25% of a person's wages can be deducted.

FAIR DEBT COLLECTIONS & PRACTICES ACT (FDCPA)

A federal law that outlaws unfair debt collection practices, including lying, harassing, misleading and otherwise abusing debtors, by debt collectors working fo... (more...)
A federal law that outlaws unfair debt collection practices, including lying, harassing, misleading and otherwise abusing debtors, by debt collectors working for collection agencies. The law does not apply to creditors collecting their own debts. This law has greatly improved conditions for debtors, although more than a few debt collectors ignore the law. If a collection agency violates the law, debtors can contact the Federal Trade Commission for help.

REDEMPTION

In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, when the debtor obtains legal title to collateral for a debt by paying the creditor the replacement value of the collateral in a lump s... (more...)
In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, when the debtor obtains legal title to collateral for a debt by paying the creditor the replacement value of the collateral in a lump sum. For example, a debtor may redeem a car note by paying the lender the amount a retail vendor would charge for the car, considering its age and condition.

WORKOUT

A debtor's plan to take care of a debt, by paying it off or through loan forgiveness. Workouts are often created to avoid bankruptcy or foreclosure proceedings.

CREDIT COUNSELING

Counseling that explores the possibility of repaying debts outside of bankruptcy and educates the debtor about credit, budgeting, and financial management. Unde... (more...)
Counseling that explores the possibility of repaying debts outside of bankruptcy and educates the debtor about credit, budgeting, and financial management. Under the new bankruptcy law, a debtor must undergo credit counseling with an approved provider before filing for bankruptcy.

PREFERENCE

A payment made by a debtor to a creditor within a defined period prior to filing for bankruptcy -- within three months for arms-length creditors (regular commer... (more...)
A payment made by a debtor to a creditor within a defined period prior to filing for bankruptcy -- within three months for arms-length creditors (regular commercial creditors) and within one year for insider creditors (friends, family members, and business associates). Because a preference gives the creditor who received the payment an edge over other creditors in the bankruptcy case, the trustee can recover the preference (the amount of the payment) and distribute it among all of the creditors.

FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT (FCRA)

A federal law that is designed to prevent inaccurate or obsolete information from entering or remaining in a credit report. The law requires credit bureaus to a... (more...)
A federal law that is designed to prevent inaccurate or obsolete information from entering or remaining in a credit report. The law requires credit bureaus to adopt reasonable procedures for gathering, maintaining and disseminating information and bars credit bureaus from reporting negative information that is older than seven years, except a bankruptcy, which may be reported for ten. If you notify a credit bureau of an error in your credit report, the FCRA requires the bureau to investigate your allegations within 30 days, review all information you provide, remove inaccurate and unverified information and adopt procedures to keep the information from reappearing. In addition, the law requires that creditors refrain from reporting incorrect information to credit bureaus.

GUARANTEED RESERVATION

A hotel or rental car reservation secured by a credit card number. In exchange for your card number, the hotel or rental agency promises to have a room or vehic... (more...)
A hotel or rental car reservation secured by a credit card number. In exchange for your card number, the hotel or rental agency promises to have a room or vehicle for you no matter when you show up. If you have a guaranteed reservation with a hotel, it must provide you with a room, either at that hotel or at another comparable establishment. If you have a guaranteed reservation with a car agency, it must provide you with a vehicle. The downside of a guaranteed reservation is that if you don't show up and haven't cancelled your reservation, you will be billed for one night in the room or one day's use of the vehicle.

FAIR CREDIT BILLING ACT (FCBA)

A federal law that gives you rights when an error occurs on your credit card statement. You must notify the credit card company of the mistake within 60 days af... (more...)
A federal law that gives you rights when an error occurs on your credit card statement. You must notify the credit card company of the mistake within 60 days after it mailed the bill to you. The company must then correct the mistake, or at least acknowledge receipt of your letter within 30 days, and must correct the error within 90 days or explain why it believes the credit card statement is correct.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Dechio v. Raymark Industries, Inc.

... In 1988, Raymark entered involuntary bankruptcy, from which it briefly emerged in 1996. ... A decision was not reached, however, because Raymark entered voluntary bankruptcy in March, 1998, again putting a halt to the proceedings. ...

Stec v. Raymark Industries, Inc.

... (Raymark). [1] Raymark has been in bankruptcy proceedings since 1986, and the defendant second injury fund (fund) [2] was cited in as a party to the workers' compensation claim because of its potential liability pursuant to General Statutes § 31-355. ...

Antonino v. Johnson

... On or about December 20, 2005, the defendant filed a chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut at New Haven. On or about April 13, 2007, the plaintiffs' motion for relief ...