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CARES act stimulus bill and bankruptcy in Pennsylvania

How the CARES Act Impacts Bankruptcy Filers

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government passed the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act” (aka the “CARES Act”) into law with provisions to provide financially distressed consumers and small businesses greater access to bankruptcy relief.  Key provisions within the CARES Act • Amending the definition of “income” in the Bankruptcy Code for …

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Big Name Retailers Not Immune From Bankruptcy

When you think of businesses filing for bankruptcy, you may likely think of small, family-owned boutiques and small businesses that could not compete with big name retailers. However, large corporations are certainly not immune from financial troubles, especially in this changing economic climate, and many large companies in and around New Jersey have filed for …

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Charge It! Astounding Average Credit Card Debt in the U.S.

If used wisely, credit cards can allow you earn reward points, finance vacations or large purchases for 0%, or other beneficial financial maneuvers. However, many people use credit cards irresponsibly and for the wrong reasons, such as to buy things they cannot actually afford. While credit cards can seem to help you stay afloat in …

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Environmental Contamination can Affect True Market Value

A case recently decided by a New Jersey tax court has clarified that environmental contamination can be considered when determining a property’s true market value for tax purposes, even if it possesses a “value in use” to the owner. This decision is significant, because it is contrary to the existing rule that commercial property that …

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Scholarship Opportunity

St. Thomas More Award 2015-2016 – Sponsored by Mr. Michael Siddons, Esq. Involvement in the community is an important part of my practice, as such, I am sponsoring a scholarship award for the 2015-2016 school year. $500 tuition assistance scholarship awarded to a Christ the Teacher Student Year 1: Preference given to a student in …

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Siddons Obtains $15,000.00 in Statutory Damages for Client Harassed by Debt Collector

Recently, Attorney Siddons was successful in having his client awarded $15,000.00 in statutory damages against a debt collector who violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227 et seq. INTRODUCTION TO THE TELEPHONE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT The TCPA prohibits “any person within the United States, (or any person outside the United States …

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