A Look Inside the Immigrant Detention Center in Artesia, NM

At Hamilton Law, we are dedicated to helping the immigrant community. For this reason, we supported our immigration attorney, Sarah I. Perez, in her endeavors to travel down to New Mexico for a few days and join a group of pro bono attorneys to provide free legal aid to those in immigration detention. We knew there was … Continue reading A Look Inside the Immigrant Detention Center in Artesia, NM

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Renewal Process

On June 5, 2014, Secretary of Homeland Security Johnson announced the process for DACA recipients to renew enrollment in the deferred action program. Approvals will begin to expire in September 2014, and to avoid a lapse in the period of deferral and employment authorization it is recommended that recipients submit their renewal request approximately 120 … Continue reading Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Renewal Process

Chapter 20: Best Of All Possible BK Worlds?

Sometimes a bankruptcy client needs the liquidation benefits of a Chapter 7 and the reorganizing benefits of Chapter 13 bankruptcy.   Which chapter do enterprising BK attorneys choose when facing this conundrum? Well, sometimes they choose both. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada issued a recent decision clarifying when debtors may file … Continue reading Chapter 20: Best Of All Possible BK Worlds?

Indiana State Fair Tragedy Illustrates Problem Of Arbitrary Damages Caps

Proponents of tort reform have long touted the benefits of caps on damages as a means of stopping runaway liability.  The argument goes that caps are necessary to reduce costs in certain areas, such as healthcare, and are necessary to promote business growth as they provide employers greater certainty with regard to potential liability.  Perhaps … Continue reading Indiana State Fair Tragedy Illustrates Problem Of Arbitrary Damages Caps

What Can Anna Nicole Smith Teach You About Bankruptcy Jurisdiction?

More than you might think.  This Blog entry is targeted at Bankruptcy practitioners, although anyone interested in constitutional issues may enjoy this discussion. The United States Supreme Court took up Anna's case last year in Stern v. Marshall, 131 S.Ct. 2594 (2011).   Anna was married to one of the richest men in Texas before his … Continue reading What Can Anna Nicole Smith Teach You About Bankruptcy Jurisdiction?

SB 348 Increases Nevada Exemptions for Insurance Policies and Annuities

In June of 2011, the Nevada legislature passed SB 348, a law that increases amounts of insurance policies and annuities that are exempt from creditors.  Previously, debtors were allowed to exempt "all money, benefits, privileges, and immunities" arising out of an insurance policy if the annual premium was less than or equal to $15,000. (If … Continue reading SB 348 Increases Nevada Exemptions for Insurance Policies and Annuities