Elder Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in February, 2012

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Crimes Targeting Elderly Seen As Growing Trend
13WHAM-TVFebruary 1, 2012

Mason makes that claims while pointing to an aging population of “Baby Boomers” as well as a 2010 Cornell University study on Elder Abuse Prevalence in New York State. That study (attached) estimates that 260000 older New Yorkers “had been victims of ...more »

TripAdvisor rebuked over 'trust' claims on review site
BBC NewsFebruary 1, 2012

TripAdvisor has been ordered to rewrite some of its marketing claims by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority. The ruling follows complaints by hotels that the site had said that its holiday reviews could be "trusted". The ASA said it was concerned ...more »

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Age Discrimination
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As Congress moves on insider trading bill, lawmakers remain exempt from ...
Washington PostFebruary 2, 2012

___ The Congressional Accountability Act applied the following provisions to the legislative branch: —The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. —The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. —Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.more »

Elder Care
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Senate committee approves extension of resources to combat elder abuse
McKnight's Long Term Care NewsFebruary 3, 2012

Herb Kohl (D-WI), extends provisions that support organizations that help elderly victims of abuse and neglect. This includes training for healthcare providers to better serve victims of elder abuse; teach law enforcement and regulatory agencies how to ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Movers & Shakers for Feb. 5, 2012
MetroWest Daily NewsFebruary 5, 2012

Atkins graduated magna cum laude from Boston College Law School and holds a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University, where he graduated ...more »


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