Trusts & Estate Planning News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in August, 2011

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Independent directors? liability not defined
Economic TimesAugust 1, 2011

"People won't join boards if the liability on the independent director is not well defined." Unfortunately, there is lack of clarity on the exact liability of independent directors . A few months ago, the Company Law Board asked the Registrar of ...more »

How Andy Haldane gets his haircut
FT Alphaville (blog)August 2, 2011

As readers will no doubt be aware, haircuts on secured finance transactions are impressively pro-cyclical. As prices on the underlying asset fall, counterparties start demanding extra cash or collateral to compensate them for the added risk. ...more »

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The Berlusconi sex scandal explained
CNNAugust 25, 2011

Using what they say are phone interceptions of the young women as evidence, prosecutors say the women performed stripteases and erotic actions in exchange for money and gifts. Berlusconi says the parties were normal dinner gatherings, and that no one ...more »

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Decision due on controversial Power of Attorney fees
ifaonline.co.ukAugust 25, 2011

Proposed rules which would see tens of thousands of low earners lose the right to register a Lasting (LPA) or Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) for free will be finalised next month. If approved, individuals who earn less than £12000 and do not receive ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Brendan Maher
Rockford Register StarAugust 28, 2011

He handles all civil cases there: small claims, contract and injury lawsuits, family law cases, probate, trust and guardianship matters, weddings and adoptions. He lives in Rockford with wife, Pam; and three children, Colleen, 8, Caitlin, 6, ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Leading Estate, Gifts and Trusts Experts Examine Popular Estate Planning ...
Bradenton HeraldAugust 18, 2011

Jonathan G. Blattmachr is with Eagle Advisors, a wealth advisory firm in NY and is the director of estate planning of the Alaska Trust company. He is a retired partner from the Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy law firm in New York. ...more »

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