Walk for Cancer: Making Strides of Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville Cancer Walk - Wallace Spalding Law OfficeWith cancer affecting millions of Americans each year, it’s likely that many of us in Louisville know someone with cancer or have gone through it ourselves.

This month, our community joins the fight against breast cancer by hosting the Making Strides of Louisville, KY walk. The walk will serve to honor those who have battled cancer, raise awareness about what people can do to lower their risk, and raise money for the American Cancer Society’s research and services.

Making Strides will be held on Sunday, October 27 in Waterfront Park (129 E. River Road). Registration starts at 11 a.m., and the walk begins at 1 p.m. [Read more…]

After Government Shutdown, Workers at Risk for Bankruptcy

U.S. Capitol Building - Wallace Spalding Law OfficeFollowing Congress’s recent failure to pass a new budget or extend the current budget, the federal government shut down. Federal operations ground to a halt, and nearly one million non-essential employees were told to stay home, their jobs uncertain.

It is a disgrace that so many employees have had their livelihood threatened by the shutdown. With paychecks not coming in, many of these employees may face a financial crisis, even potential bankruptcy.

Even before the shutdown, federal workers have been experiencing a financial crunch, with their pay frozen at 2010 levels.

In a recent CNN Money article, one federal worker describes the very real possibility that he will have to file for bankruptcy as a result of the furlough. [Read more…]

The World’s Largest Halloween Party in Louisville

Louisville Halloween - Wallace Spalding Law OfficeNot a fan of scary movies? Does the idea of being terrified…terrify you? Then head on over to the Louisville Zoo for The World’s Largest Halloween Party!

This event, held multiple times throughout the month of October, is perfect for the whole family. The party features trick-or-treating before and after dark amongst costumed storybook characters. Kids will love strolling through the zoo with Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz and getting their picture taken with a giant T-rex. The Halloween party will also feature an impressive jack-o-lantern display with more than two hundred pumpkins. [Read more…]

Photography Giant to Emerge from Bankruptcy Soon

Bankruptcy Kodak - Wallace Spalding Law OfficeRemember the days of running out of film in your camera and scrambling to the convenience store to buy some spare rolls?

So does Kodak.

As an experienced bankruptcy attorney in Louisville, Kentucky, I’m always watching the national news for any bankruptcy stories. Recently, an article from ABC News caught my eye. [Read more…]

Adopt a Pet from the Animal House in Louisville, KY

Louisville pet adoption - Wallace Spalding Law OfficeHave you ever considered adding a furry addition to your family? A dog to play Frisbee with in the park? A cat to cuddle up with on the couch?

If the possibility of pet has been on your mind, consider adopting from the Animal House Adoption Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Animal House is located at 3516 Newburg Road.

If you’re unsure if pet adoption is right for you and your family, visit the Animal House’s Information Station. Here, volunteers can help you figure out what type of animal would best suit your home and situation. [Read more…]

Detroit’s Unions Contend City’s Bankruptcy Filing

Bankruptcy Detroit - Wallace Spalding Law OfficeIn recent months, the city of Detroit made history by filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, creating the biggest case for municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

As a bankruptcy attorney in Louisville, Kentucky, I can imagine the ramifications this will have on the local economy of Detroit and am interested to see how the municipality emerges from the situation.

Detroit’s decision to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy won’t go unchallenged, however. A recent article form NBC News said Detroit’s unions recently filed a challenge, contending that the city has not met key requirements to seek protection from its looming creditors. [Read more…]

Ken-Ducky Derby in Louisville, KY

Louisville Ken-Ducky Derby - Wallace Spalding Law OfficeLadies and gentlemen, start your…rubber ducks?

Prepare for a race even Churchill Downs would be jealous of as the 10th Annual Ken-Ducky Derby in Louisville kicks off on the Ohio River.

People across Louisville have generously “adopted” rubber ducks to race in the event, with over 20,000 being the goal for the event. All proceeds from adoptions benefit Harbor House of Louisville. [Read more…]

Kentucky Flea Market’s Annual Labor Day Spectacular

Flea market Louisville - Wallace Spalding Law OfficeEveryone knows the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Flea markets celebrate this saying by giving old items new life in a second (or third) home.

This summer, the Kentucky Flea Market’s Annual Labor Day Spectacular will offer exciting finds to flea market experts and newcomers alike. The Annual Labor Day Spectacular is a four-day event featuring more than 1,200 booths, 400 of which are dedicated to antiques and collectibles! Attendees will find a mixture of antiques, crafts, collectibles, household goods, health and beauty products, and more. [Read more…]

Detroit files for largest municipal bankruptcy ever

Detroit - Wallace Spalding Law OfficeThe bankruptcy of the City of Detroit made headlines in newspapers across the country. It’s the “largest American city ever to file for bankruptcy,” according to The Economist.

The city has estimated debts of $18.2 billion, approximately $27,000 for every resident. Since 2008, reports The Economist, the city spent around $100 million more than it brought in. Detroit has long been in decline, caused by a dwindling population and a failing auto industry, and attempts to balance the budget in recent years have largely failed. [Read more…]

Protect yourself from identity theft

Identify theft protection - Wallace Spalding Law OfficeIdentity theft—when someone steals your personal and/or financial information and uses it without your knowledge or permission—is a serious problem in the U.S. today: millions of Americans are affected.

In fact, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, 23 million Americans had information such as their Social Security number, driver’s license number, medical records, or financial accounts exposed in 2011.

Why is identity theft such a problem? When you are the victim of identity theft, it can wreak havoc on your credit and finances, not to mention your reputation. The person who takes your identity could even commit a crime. [Read more…]