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The Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor LLP Announce Investigation of Zoo ...
MarketWatch (press release)August 1, 2011

DALLAS, Aug 01, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Former United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie Briscoe, founder of The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC, and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor, LLP announce that a federal class ...more »

Henes: Top 5 Questions About the Central Falls, RI Bankruptcy (blog)August 2, 2011

As the chapter 9 bankruptcy of Central Falls is being watched, here are the top five questions to be answered. 1 - Will Chapter 9 Help Central Falls Fix its Fiscal Issues? Probably yes (if done right). Plain and simple, Central Falls has an unfunded ...more »

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Asset Protection
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As An Asset Protection Trust, Henry's Trust Was A Notable Failure
Forbes (blog)August 2, 2011

Henry created a self-settled Delaware Domestic Asset Protection Trust (DAPT) for himself, with BNY Mellon as a Trustee and his lawyer as a co-Trustee. Footnote 1 of the Court's Opinion states “As will become clear, as an 'asset protection trust,' ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Leagle.comAugust 26, 2011

... so too must the order denying her petition for termination of guardianship. We hold that mother's constitutional challenge to the order terminating parental rights under Probate Code section 1516.5 fails as a matter of law because mother is relying ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Court rules on application to participate in charitable trust proceedings
International Law OfficeAugust 4, 2011

In In the matter of H ([2010] JRC 070) the Royal Court of Jersey ruled on an application for the widow of a settlor to participate in proceedings in relation to a charitable trust. The settlor's widow brought an application to participate in ...more »

Ex-cop faces jail over money missing from child victims of crime
GazetteAugust 22, 2011

“The defence is asking for a suspended sentence, but I think that is going to be extremely unlikely.” The charity was founded in 1994 to support children whose lives had been affected by crime following the 1993 IRA bombing of Warrington.more »

Living Trusts
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Leagle.comAugust 24, 2011

[¶ 1] Mary Reichert, Jo Anne Dalhoff, and James Gassmann appeal from a district court judgment reforming the terms of their parents' revocable living trusts and determining that John T. Gassmann was to receive farmland held in a limited liability ...more »

Estate Administration
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Balloon case reveals expense, inequity of civil lawsuits
The Desert SunAugust 31, 2011

They say short-cutting the legal process can make it difficult for people to get compensated for damages in a variety of cases, from medical malpractice to product defects. “These are laws that take away the constitutional rights people have to go to ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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SIT in black money can't act as "super power" Centre tells SC
Economic TimesAugust 24, 2011

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the SIT appointed by it to probe and unearth the black money stashed abroad needs to be scrapped as the investigating agency cannot function like a "super power." Attorney General GE ...more »

Principal spent tax money on wine, dog treats
SignOnSanDiego.comAugust 27, 2011

The Center for Education Reform, a charter school advocacy group in Washington DC, this year ranked California's charter law as third in the nation in terms of charter funding and independence. While alcohol purchases by public schools are banned under ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Maharashtra govt can still act against Anna, trusts
Business StandardAugust 14, 2011

Justice Sawant went into the mode of functioning and the formation of 10 trusts under various rules and laws. His Commission, by and large, found truth in the allegations relating to the subversion of law, maladministration and illegality. ...more »


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