Bankruptcy Lawyer Who Collected Money From Clients But Never Files Paperwork Gets New Trial

When you are about to go bankrupt, it is best that you always conduct a good research when looking for a bankruptcy attorney because you might hire an incompetent one and end up losing much more.

This is the case with Christopher Chadick, a former bankruptcy lawyer. In the years that he was in the field, Chadick had collected about $94, 500 in retainer fees from 114 different clients. The problem was he collected money from them but he did not file or do any of the paperwork. The repercussions for his failure to file the bankruptcy cases of his clients had led to them having their wages garnished leading to these clients to tap into their accounts. There was also a case when a client had lost his home due to Chadick’s incompetency.

In 2011, he was convicted by a jury for several accounts of fraud.

Now, Christopher Chadick is getting a new trial after a shortened testimony from 2011 had convinced the court to order a new trial for the former lawyer. Interestingly, the same man who testified cannot do so again because he had died the year after.

Hugh Fox, Chadick’s office manager, had testified before that Chadick had done nothing wrong. Unfortunately, his pleas were ignored by the now-retired County Court Judge William Walsh because, according to him, Fox had violated a plea deal with prosecutors.

Fox said that Chadick had only pleaded guilty so that he would avoid more serious charges against him.

An appeals court based in Rochester had ultimately ruled that Walsh was wrong to have thrown out the entirety of Fox’s testimony, which would have helped in the defense of Chadick, prompting them to order a new trial.

Unfortunately for Chadick and his party, Fox had already passed away and will be unable to stand witness once again, making it seem impossible for the prosecution to win the same case.

But according to Prosecutor Beth Van Doren, Fox was not their most important witness. Van Doren offered Chadick to plead guilty to a felony to settle the case but Chadick had declined.

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Free Tutoring Offered At NV Libraries Can Help Solve Problem With Crowded Classrooms

One of the biggest problems with schools today are crowded classrooms. With a classroom that has exceeded the intended number of students; the students inside it will not be able to receive the proper education that they need. Because of this, their parents are more likely to turn to tutoring services offered by companies like Bee Academic Tutoring to help their children keep up and learn.
But in Sahara West Library, the people there would seem to have found a more economical approach: free tutorial services.

Valeria Marchalonis, the head of the Children’s Services Department of the library, said that there are many individuals who are offering in-person and online tutoring services that are free of charge.

According to her, the volunteers would be able to cover any subjects that are offered from kindergarten to fifth grade which would be including math, science, reading, social sciences and many others. Marchalonis is recommending those who wish to seek a tutorial with complete subject offerings to try out brainfuse.com.

She says that brainfuse.com is an online tutorial service that offers students with live, one-on-one tutoring. It is absolutely free for anyone who has a library card. Math and science tend to be the subjects wherein students seek help the most.

Truly, tutoring has become more convenient and relevant nowadays because the rising population and the budget cuts are greatly affecting the educational system. Students go to school to learn but learning can become very difficult if you are in a crowded environment.

Nevada is only one of the many places around the U.S. where class sizes have ballooned due to the Great Recession and the budget cuts that were made to cope with it. Marchalonis said that the students are not the only ones affected; teachers too are facing difficulty in using their time differently.

She says that teachers are struggling with managing the classrooms and with the free tutorials they are offering, they will be able to further help the students because they can get into the heart of a problem or the area where the student is struggling with.

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Did Reality TV Cause The Decline Of Soap Operas?

Soap operas used to lord it over television until the introduction of reality shows in the likes of Real Housewives of Orange County, Big Brother and Survivor. TV viewers became interested on the luxurious lives of some wealthy women and they closely anticipated the final results of competitions.

Soap operas first emerged on American radio in the early 1930’s at the start of the Great Depression. It arguably started from Painted Dreams which was about the life of an Irish-American widow Mother Moynihan, her family and circle of friends.
Soap operas then were the most powerful advertising mediums and it was best described by James Thurber in 1948 as a kind of sandwich where between the thick slices of advertising were 12 minutes of dialogue. To add some spice to soap operas were predicament, villainy and female suffering with a dash of nobility, sprinkle of tears and organ music.

It took the best part of 35 years for soap opera to migrate to the UK. The first was BBC’s 1954 offering The Grove Family which was a clear response to the imminent arrival of television. Viewing episodes of the soap opera was rather strange experience because of the Home Counties accent that was definitely lower-middle-class.

When Coronation Street arrived six years later through iTV the soaps were transformed into what they are today with characters speaking in their strong regional accents that were stereotyped as working class. In Germany, Lime Street was modeled to a certain extent after Coronation Street and it became the first European soap opera that appeared outside the British Isles.

The scene is relatively different now because in the course of the past 10 years, US daytime shows have finally bitten the dust. The longest running TV show Guiding Light came to an end in 2009 after 19,000 episodes.

There were many reasons for the decline of soap operas. Audiences are fragmented because of the presence of more TV channels. Reality TV emerged such as Big Brother and I’m a Celebrity which was cheaper because they were not scripted. On demand TV has also taken its toll particularly among younger audiences.

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