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Independent directors? liability not defined
Economic TimesAugust 1, 2011

"People won't join boards if the liability on the independent director is not well defined." Unfortunately, there is lack of clarity on the exact liability of independent directors . A few months ago, the Company Law Board asked the Registrar of ...more »

Where there's a will: How to minimize probate fees
Globe and MailAugust 1, 2011

Likewise, the death benefits of any insurance policies on your life will sidestep probate fees if you name beneficiaries under those policies. By designating beneficiaries (other than your estate), these assets fall outside of your estate and pass ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Shield laws for ACT journalists
The Canberra TimesAugust 25, 2011

The protections available under the Evidence Amendment Bill 2011 will extend to doctors, other health professionals, journalists, social workers and other workers in occupations where confidentiality is important. Mr Corbell said the bill will finalise ...more »

BBB AUTO LINE Turns 30
MarketWatch (press release)August 30, 2011

BBB AUTO LINE, a national program which resolves auto warranty and lemon law disputes, marks its 30th year of service to consumers and the automotive industry. This innovative program has helped nearly 2 million consumers find solutions to their ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Banking reform
WatertownDailyTimes.comAugust 18, 2011

New rules expected as Washington implements the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will impose additional paperwork and costs on banks. While larger banks can more easily absorb compliance costs, smaller community banks are ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Learning from Nature
Inquirer.netAugust 29, 2011

The experience made me firmer in my resolve to continue to peacefully surmount the challenges of environmental advocacy. Our environmental laws were crafted to minimize human impacts on the environment and for stakeholders to have a mindset of ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Metairie woman pleads guilty to FEMA fraud
Houston ChronicleAugust 31, 2011

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 39-year-old Metairie woman has pleaded guilty to federal charges of theft of government funds, possession of stolen mail and identity theft. According to court documents, Gee received disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Standard and Poor's Gets A New President
IT Business NetAugust 26, 2011

Read More This film will help you avoid becoming a victim of credit card fraud - and has been prepared following police and Home Office guidelines. Follow Videojug's advise to prevent credit card fraud! Read More Micron Technology (MU) shares are ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Seven Personal Injury Lawyers from The Virginia Law Firm Allen & Allen Named ...
PR Web (press release)August 30, 2011

Edward L. Allen – Personal Injury Litigation (Fredericksburg, VA) Fredericksburg personal injury lawyer Edward Allen is an accomplished trial attorney who has tried and won an impressive variety of personal injury cases in state and federal courts ...more »

Credit Repair
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On The Money: Beware of credit-repair services
GoErie.comAugust 16, 2011

Advertisements for credit-repair services appear regularly over the radio, on television and via the Internet. But do these services really work? - Ethical Credit Repair Alliance -- www.nationalassociationofresponsiblecreditrepairprofessionals.org ...more »

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