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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Illinois on
Q: If you file bankruptcy, does a list get sent out to all the surrounding banks, etc?
Erin Gallivan
Erin Gallivan answered on Jan 21, 2011

Notification of the bankruptcy filing only gets sent to creditors or other relevant parties. There is no list sent out to all banks.

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Vermont on
Q: How do I find out if someone has filed for bankrupty whether personal or business?
Erin Gallivan
Erin Gallivan answered on Jan 21, 2011

Court filings are public documents, go to (or possibly call) the Bankruptcy Court and ask.

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for New Jersey on
Q: Is it proper for ALL paperwork exchanges between lawyer and sued party to be shared with the client, including demands?
Erin Gallivan
Erin Gallivan answered on Jan 21, 2011

Yes, all correspondence between the lawyers or between the lawyer and the other party should be shared with the client. In fact, a client arguably has a right to see everything in the lawyer's file.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for New Mexico on
Q: What is a "Bad Faith" charge in a worker's compensation case?

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Erin Gallivan
Erin Gallivan answered on Jan 21, 2011

"Bad faith" in a workers comp case usually refers to the workers comp insurance company not adjusting the claim in good faith, in other words acting in bad faith towards the claimant in handling the claim. It is a claim brought by the claimant against the insurance company.

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Can you get a lump sum from workmens comp instead of medicare set a side for the rest of your living life.
Erin Gallivan
Erin Gallivan answered on Jan 21, 2011

If you eligible for Medicare or SSDI and your settlement is above $25,000, Mediare has laws saying that any payment for future medical bills for a workers comp injury must be paid into a Medicare Set Aside trust and not paid to the claimant directly in a settlement. Other money that is not for... Read more »

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