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February 2021
Connecticut is losing bank branches at more than twice the national rate: Over the last decade, the number of bank branches in the state has dropped by 201 locations, for an overall closure rate of 16 percent. The national closure rate over the same period was 6 percent. The recent announcement that PeoplesUnited is being...
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February 25, 2021: Notice of resumption of mediation in cases in the Foreclosure Mediation Program (“FMP”) involving non-federally backed mortgages. Beginning March 1, 2021, the Judicial Branch will resume scheduling FMP premediations and mediations in cases that do not involve federally backed mortgages. At this time, all premediations and mediations will be held virtually, not...
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“A Supreme Court January 14 decision holds that a secured creditor’s retention of property repossessed before a bankruptcy is filed does not violate the automatic stay.” Source: NCLC.org (Slip Opinion)                       OCTOBER TERM, 2020                                            1 Syllabus NOTE: Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as is being done in connection with this case,...
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Things that keep me going as we hit the one year mark of Corona and the quarantine, a guest post by Christina Bianchi: So it’s almost been a full year since the beginning of the corona virus and have you been going stir crazy? Because I officially have been, and if you’re anything like me...
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Case Evaluation Hearings are intended primarily for pending matters that have not had previous court dates. The purpose of a Case Evaluation Hearing is to determine the specific issues in the case, the likelihood of the parties reaching an agreement, the amount of court involvement needed, and the scheduling of further proceedings. If the court...
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Release the stigma and live a life of financial freedom! The day you receive your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge is the first Debt-Free day of the rest of your life.  I know it may seem scary at first to think you will have no credit and not be able to fall back on credit cards...
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