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Obituary: Robert Montague, attorney and veteran, dies at 73
Minneapolis Star TribuneApril 1, 2017

Montague spent the bulk of his legal career practicing securities law and corporate finance at Robins Kaplan after moving the family to the Twin Cities in the mid-1980s and spent much of his career working for Best Buy. That meant a steady diet of late ...more »

Experts say LePage's pardon of dog reflects evolution in animal law ...
Press HeraldApril 1, 2017

The governor has broad authority to issue clemency, but a judge will have to decide if that applies to a Siberian Husky. By Madeline St. AmourMorning Sentinel.more »

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Age Discrimination
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Dear Betsy, Rethink Your Approach to Civil Rights
People For the American Way (press release) (blog)April 25, 2017

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibit ...more »

Elder Care
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Ferguson, Goodman legislation to combat vulnerable adult abuse passes Legislature
Access WashingtonApril 11, 2017

Under existing law, prosecutors must charge first- or second-degree theft, with an aggravating factor added to the charge for victimizing a vulnerable adult. ... Ferguson's legislation received broad support from organizations such as the Washington ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Tax Secrets: Does your estate plan need a second opinion?
Marco EagleApril 16, 2017

Sorry, you do not get a second chance to do your estate tax plan. Wrong plan, wrong strategy or missed opportunities available under the law will cost your family dearly after you go to heaven. Following is an example: This is a true, sad, tax-war story.more »

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