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Reforms coming to the state foster care system
kjrh.comMarch 1, 2012

"Litigation was hotly contested for years," said Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. "The state defended the case pretty aggressively," said Marica Lowry, executive director of Children's Rights. It's all been over a federal suit that claims the ...more »

Ex-Massey security director gets three years in UBB case
Charleston GazetteMarch 1, 2012

A former Massey Energy security director deserves to spend three years in prison for lying to investigators and trying to destroy documents, but should not be blamed for the worst coal-mining disaster in nearly 40 years, a federal judge concluded ...more »

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Age Discrimination
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Poor, lonely and cold: life in Britain for the over-60s
The IndependentMarch 4, 2012

It proposes a "simpler" state pension of at least £140 per week; a fuel poverty strategy to support the most vulnerable households; tightening up of anti-age discrimination laws; and wholesale reform of support and care services so that no one would ...more »

Elder Care
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Losses mount from scams targeting older Americans
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionMarch 3, 2012

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 2, 2011 file photo, entertainer Mickey Rooney testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington about elder abuse before the Senate Aging Committee. Rooney is suing his stepson and others on allegations that they tricked him into ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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5 Common Estate-Planning Mistakes Among the Elderly
JD Supra (press release)March 5, 2012

EZLawâ„¢ makes it easy to create a Last Will & Testament, Power of Attorney, or Living Will document, with the guidance of an attorney at a very affordable cost. As we grow older, our estate-planning needs change. Many seniors may mistakenly think a ...more »


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