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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 »

Supreme Court reaffirms pro-arbitration stance
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

In Compucredit Corp v Greenwood the Supreme Court held that claims brought under the Credit Repair Organisations Act are arbitrable and that arbitration agreements subject to the act must be enforced.(1) While Compucredit concerned domestic ...more »

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Age Discrimination
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Lawsuit alleges age, race discrimination at police metro authority
Hometownlife.comMarch 2, 2012

The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority is facing two lawsuits alleging age and race discrimination related to the hiring of its police chief last year. / Hal Gould | Staff Photographer Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority police officers allege age...more »

Elder Care
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End-of-life planning helps all
Toledo BladeMarch 4, 2012

The advance directives of living wills and durable health-care power of attorney became more prevalent as a result of 25-year-old Ms. Cruzan, whose parents wanted artificial feeding and hydration removed. Their legal battle reached the Supreme Court, ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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5 Estate Planning Mistakes
Modern Machine ShopMarch 20, 2012

This is a tax-free transaction. Joe keeps the voting shares and absolute control for as long as he lives. The non-voting shares are entitled to a 40-percent discount under the tax law, so these shares are only worth $5.82 million for tax purposes.more »

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