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John Stoehr: Estate tax change makes no sense - Connecticut Post
CT PostJanuary 22, 2017

Estate tax change makes no sense The Senate president pro tem, who underwent a kidney transplant before striking a power-sharing agreement with Senate ...more »

Jennifer Mahe: What remedies do contractors have if they don't get paid?
Nevada AppealJanuary 22, 2017

In addition to claims associated with breach of contract, contractors have a statutory remedy referred to as a mechanics lien. Since mechanics liens are created by statute and allow a contractor the broad authority to foreclose upon someone's real ...more »

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NJ Atty Couldn't Foresee Malpractice Action, Judge Rules
Law360 (subscription)January 23, 2017

Law360, New York (January 23, 2017, 6:26 PM EST) -- Wesco Insurance Co. lost its bid to dodge malpractice coverage of an attorney Monday when a federal judge ruled the lawyer's answer to the insurer's declaratory judgment suit, though filed late, could ...more »

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Webber estate returns to court
Seacoastonline.comFebruary 20, 2017

The status conference relates to a "fees and costs controversy" pertaining to Webber's prior attorney Gary Holmes and a legal malpractice claim made against Holmes by a subsequent court-appointed executor. Holmes wrote a last will and trust for Webber ...more »

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Attorney-Client Relationship and the Attorney Who Represents the Boss
The Legal IntelligencerFebruary 6, 2017

But are there legal ramifications? If the lawyer commits malpractice because he is a tax lawyer defending himself against a criminal charge, can he sue himself? Doubtful, because he assumed the risk and no legal malpractice carrier would insure the risk.more »

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