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Software sales trainer Prehired loses bid to keep bankruptcy in N.Y.

(Reuters) – A New York bankruptcy judge on Tuesday transferred the bankruptcy of Prehired LLC to Delaware, ruling that the software sales training company did not have sufficient business ties to New York to file for bankruptcy in the state.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Philip Bentley granted the transfer at the request of Delaware’s attorney general, one of several state AGs investigating Prehired for its attempts to collect on payment agreements that allowed students to defer fees for career training.

Prehired filed for Chapter 11 protection in New York in September, citing students’ failure to pay for sales training and state attorney general investigations into its attempt to collect money from former students. Prehired requires its students to pay $30,000 in $500 monthly installments after they land a job in the field of software sales.

Delaware Deputy Attorney General Katherine Devanney argued that Prehired’s bankruptcy case should be heard in Delaware, where the company is incorporated and where it sued 289 former students who did not make payments after completing Prehired’s training.

Prehired’s attorney Christopher Warren argued that the bankruptcy case should remain in New York because its principal assets are contracts based on New York law. The assets are mostly

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Owner of Glasser Images files for bankruptcy – InForum

FARGO – The owner of the now defunct Glasser Images has filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy protection.

North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley said Jack Glasser scammed more than 500 brides and grooms to live a lifestyle of luxury.

Glasser’s attorney says that’s the furthest from the truth, that Covid just simply ruined the business.

Marissa Tyre is still getting used to wearing that big rock on her finger. She got married just two weeks ago.

She said it was the perfect wedding day.

“It was such a great experience and great day that I wish would have lasted longer,” said Tyre.

Getting to wedding day though was anything but picture perfect.

Tyre originally hired Glasser Images for pictures and videos.

However, she’s now out $4,200 after Glasser closed its doors last Fall.

“I knew it was coming, I surprised it took this long,” she said.

“For the people who are still owed money, is there any chance they may get any money back?” WDAY Reporter Matt Henson asked Tim O’Keeffe, the lawyer who is defending Glasser in a civil suit filed by North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley.

“Unfortunately, I don’t see that happening,” O’Keefe replied.

Jack Glasser started

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AG Paxton Announces Forrest Brumbaugh as New Deputy AG for Legal Counsel

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the appointment of D. Forrest Brumbaugh as Deputy Attorney General for Legal Counsel. Mr. Brumbaugh comes to the Office of the Attorney General of Texas with over 28 years of experience in the private sector. Forrest was named shareholder at one of Texas’s leading law firms, Winstead Sechrest & Minick less than seven years after graduating law school.  In 2004, he became a partner at Fulbright & Jaworski, now Norton Rose Fulbright, one of the 15 largest law firms in the world. 

“I have known Attorney General Ken Paxton and his values for over 30 years,” said Mr. Brumbaugh. “I am honored that Attorney General Paxton has given me the opportunity to serve as the Deputy Attorney General for Legal Counsel. I look forward to carrying out our common goals of serving Texans.” 

“I have always been impressed with Forrest’s intelligence and creative approach to solving complex issues,” said Attorney General Paxton.  “I am excited that he is bringing those skills to our Agency as we continue our fight to protect all Texans.” 

Mr. Brumbaugh’s private practice included corporate, securities, and mergers and acquisitions, including representing some of the world’s largest institutional

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Ex-Trump DOJ lawyer Jeffrey Clark hit with legal ethics charges over post-election role

Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department attorney at the center of former President Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election results, was hit Friday with ethics charges alleging that his role in the post-election effort amounted to a breach of legal ethics.

The charges, filed by the District of Columbia Bar Office of Disciplinary Counsel, sets in motion disciplinary proceedings over allegations that Clark engaged in dishonest conduct and sought to interfere with the administration of justice and will culminate in findings that could affect Clark’s D.C. law license.

Clark, who specialized in environmental law at the Justice Department, clark-draft-letter.html”attempted to send a letter to Georgia officials pushing the state to suspend certification of its 2020 election results until the Justice Department investigated fraud claims, despite agency leaders saying such claims were without merit.

After former Attorney General William Barr resigned in December 2020, Clark pushed Trump to nominate him to lead the Justice Department and pursue the president’s false election claims.

Clark said that if selected as acting attorney general he would send the letter to state legislatures, despite warnings from fellow Justice Department lawyers about incorrect information.

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Murdaugh family saga: A timeline of death, alleged embezzlement and an insurance scam

But now, the family has been closely connected to a bloody tragedy, allegations of embezzlement and a bizarre murder-for-hire plot to score millions in life insurance.

The latest blow to the family’s name came this week as Alex Murdaugh was indicted on a charge of murder for the 2021 killings of his wife and son.

So what were the twists and turns that led to this point? Here’s a timeline of everything we know about the Murdaugh family saga:

Over three generations, a member of the Murdaugh family has served as the 14th Circuit Solicitor, which leads prosecutions for Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties in the southern part of South Carolina.

Randolph Murdaugh Sr. was elected to the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office in 1920 and served in the position until his death in 1940.

His son, Randolph Murdaugh Jr., then took over the position and served until his retirement in 1986.

Murdaugh Jr.’s son, Randolph Murdaugh III, was then elected to the role in 1987 and served through the end of 2005. Alex Murdaugh is his son.

In 2006, then-Gov. Mark Sanford appoints attorney Duffie Stone to serve as the 14th Circuit Solicitor, making him the first non-Murdaugh
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