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Video shows China bank employees being spanked for poor performance
by J. Michael McBride on 6/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
The video shows employees of a Chinese bank publicly spanked for poor performance by the session's trainer Jiang Yang. There is also evidence that the trainer shaved ...

Dance Moms Star Abby Lee Miller Hit with Foreign Currency Charge
by J. Michael McBride on 6/21/2016 11:50:52 AM
The reality show star is already facing bankruptcy fraud charges in Pittsburgh and is now facing charges for failing to report Australian currency she brought into the country in 2014.


DFW high speed rail plan draws worldwide interest
by J. Michael McBride on 6/21/2016 11:28:16 AM
"High-speed rail is a touchy subject in much of Texas, where some politicians and landowners are concerned about train tracks cutting across private property. But local leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth, w...

June 21 1788
by J. Michael McBride on 6/21/2016 11:17:27 AM
On this day in history, the US Constitution was ratified.


US Court of Appeals Upholds FCC Net Neutrality Laws
by J. Michael McBride on 6/15/2016 4:42:57 PM
On Tuesday, July 14th, the US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC upheld the government's net neutrality rules in a 2-1 ruling. The Federal Com...

On this day in history
by J. Michael McBride on 6/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
"Following a revolt by the English nobility against his rule, King John puts his royal seal on the Magna Carta, or 'Great Charter.' The doc...

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Banking & Bankruptcy
  • Banking
    • Annual Stress Test Getting Stricter for Big Banks
    • Appeals Court Throws Out $1.27 Billion Penalty Against Bank of America
    • Bailed Out Executives Still Receiving Generous Compensation
    • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Hear Complaints Regarding Credit History
    • Fannie Mae to Allow Borrowers to Modify Loans without Documentation
    • FTC Report Details Errors of the Credit Reporting Industry
    • Geithner Faces Congress on LIBOR Scandal
    • Video shows China bank employees being spanked for poor performance
  • Economic News
    • 40 Million and Counting Have Student Loans
    • Ace Gallery Fires Douglas Christmas
    • Another Day Another City Files Bankruptcy
    • Chico's and Abercrombie Add to the Retail Wreck
    • Coupa Cafe in Palo Alto Now Accepting Bitcoin
    • Detroit emergency manager files bankruptcy
    • Did The Federal Reserve Play a Role in MF Global's Collapse
    • Electric Car Automaker Tesla Showing Signs of Financial Problems
    • Energy Future Holdings Bankruptcy Preparations
    • Fannie and Freddie Employees Rake in the Big Bucks!
    • Fed Takes Steps to Prevent Future Bailouts
    • Greek Austerity Risks Depression
    • House Passes Puerto Rico Debt Relief Bill
    • IRS to Use Private Debt Collectors
    • Largest Muni Bankruptcy, Jefferson County Ala.
    • North Texas Prosecutors Target White Collar Crime
    • Regulators to Review Forced-Place Insurance
    • SAC Capital Advisors Manager Accused of Pressuring Analyst for Inside Information
    • Sears Loses $1 Billion; Borrows $400 Million
    • State of Bankruptcy
    • Student Loan Debt on the Rise
    • Supreme Court Invalidates Puerto Rico's Local Law for Municipal Debt Adjustment
    • The FHA Selling Off Foreclosed Homes
    • Two American Win Nobel Economics Prize
    • Understanding the Impact of the Birmingham Bankruptcy
  • Fun Stuff
    • 2013 Veterans & The Law CLE Seminar
    • DFW high speed rail plan draws worldwide interest
    • Expensive Car Crash
    • June 21 1788
    • Meet our newest attorney
    • Michael McBride is on the cover of the Tarrant County Bar Bulletin
    • On this day in history
    • Only on Friday
    • Top Attorney announcement by Fort worth, Texas; The City's Magazine
    • Toyota to Kill Scion Brand
  • Interesting Cases
    • Advisers Give Dewey & LeBoeuf $23.6 million Tab
    • American Apparel Dodges Bankruptcy
    • AMR & US Airways Approve Merger
    • Avoid Debt Limit by Minting a One Trillion Dollar Coin......Not So Fast
    • Baker McKenzie Sued
    • Bankruptcy Trustees Sue Law Firms
    • Chapter 7 Debtor has 240 Pairs of Shoes
    • Dance Moms Star Abby Lee Miller Hit with Foreign Currency Charge
    • Defunct For Profit College Ordered to Pay Former Students Millions
    • Department of Education Expands Income Based Student Loan Repayment Plans
    • Dynegy Bankruptcy Filing
    • Emojis Becoming New Visual Evidence
    • Energy Future is Restarting the Bankruptcy Process after the failed Oncor deal
    • Eva Longoria Files Ch 11
    • Famed Designer Betsey Johnson Files Chapter 11
    • Firm Update -- July
    • Gawker Files for Bankruptcy and Will be Put Up for Auction
    • Hercules Offshore Files for Bankruptcy for Second Time in a Year
    • Judge May Issue Sanctions for Slurs
    • Lift Stay Denied Because US Bank Cannot Prove Ownership
    • More on Longoria Filing
    • New Case Re Transacting Business in Texas
    • Opinion on Defense of Marriage Act…by a Bankrutpcy
    • Patterns: Rise and Fall of Rich
    • Prince Turns the Tables on Debt Collectors
    • Recent Case on Discharge
    • Risky Business or when not to add a lateral hire
    • Saab May File Bankrutpcy
    • Suzuki's American Division Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    • Tax preparation company files for chapter 11
    • Thelen Trustee Files 98 Lawsuits
    • US Court of Appeals Upholds FCC Net Neutrality Laws
    • Warren Resources Lawyers Lay Out Plans to Exit Bankruptcy Proceedings
    • Was the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Bankruptcy Filing