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MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW STORM WED. THROUGH WED. NIGHT

Low pressure will quickly develop and move south of the New England coast through Wednesday night as colder air arrives to produce a moderate to heavy snow storm for much of the region.  Snow will develop quickly Wednesday morning a fall heavily at times through the afternoon and evening before tapering off and ending before daybreak on Thursday.  Expect difficult travel conditions with snow packed roads and low visibility through the duration of this storm.  Click Here for the CBS6 Weather Forecast Page

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NY proposes new court rules for debt collectors

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's chief judge has proposed reforming consumer debt cases in state courts with new filing requirements for collectors of so-called "zombie" debts.

Judge Jonathan Lippman says many debtors discover they've been sued only when their bank accounts are frozen or their wages garnished.

While most have no lawyer, many are confused about old, often resold, debts. He says many never appear in court while others are never even served with notice of the lawsuits.

Lippman says more than 100,000 consumer credit suits are filed in state courts annually, most from third-party buyers of delinquent credit card debt that's often years old.

The rules starting June 15 would eliminate "robosigning," requiring detailed proof for default judgments and an affirmation time hasn't run out and the consumer was notified of the suit.
 
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