VOL. 124 | NO. 203 | Thursday, October 15, 2009
It wasn’t ever close.
A total of 109,339 Memphians voted in the Memphis mayor’s race, a 25 percent turnout of the city’s 423,049 voters.
Personal information including tax identification numbers and, in some cases, Social Security numbers, for every doctor and medical association in the county that does business with BlueCross BlueShield Association could be breached following the theft of a laptop computer.
For the third quarter in a row, lenders have seized fewer homes than they did during last year’s foreclosure wave that left a scar across Shelby County’s housing market.
A retail portfolio hit hard by the slumping economy has a new temporary owner and a new leasing/management team. Now those entities are charged with repositioning the assets so a buyer can step in and have a better shot at building long-term success.
As Memphians go to the polls today, the city’s legal community will gather to hear from former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
Insurance providers could be scratching their heads in bewilderment about how to comply with a new federal law that puts mental health benefits on equal terms with other medical benefits.
Students at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law have formed an organization encouraging volunteer work – even offering the chance to work on actual cases supervised by licensed attorneys.
Thomas W. Coupé, a staff attorney at the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County, has been certified as a juvenile law and child welfare specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. He is one of only 10 attorneys statewide certified in this specialty by the Tennessee Commission.
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Valero Energy Corp. fell on Wednesday as an analyst downgraded the refiner's stock, citing a potential $1 billion asset write-down and a weak outlook for the industry.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service says 156,000 Tennesseans face a deadline Thursday after requesting a six-month extension to file their 2008 tax returns.
DENVER (AP) - The operators of a Colorado private prison have agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that male officers forced female workers to perform sex acts to keep their jobs.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - State Auditor Stacey Pickering says nearly 1 million cartons of contraband cigarettes will be auctioned off on Oct. 27.
CLINTON, Iowa (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay up to $11 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of 97,000 current and former workers in Iowa over allegations that they were forced to skip breaks or work off the clock.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid uncertainties about strength of the budding recovery, Federal Reserve policymakers last month were conflicted over whether to expand or cut back a program intended to drive down mortgage rates and prop up the housing market, according to a document released Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fears about high costs of the health care overhaul and mistrust of insurers are rekindling interest in letting the government sell health insurance as part of the plan.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is "ultimately responsible" for regulators' failure to rein in massive bonus payments at American International Group because he led the agencies that provided AIG's lifelines, according to a bailout watchdog.