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Toothache lawsuit may stifle medical gag orders
msnbc.comDecember 1, 2011

Lawyers for Robert Lee, 42, this week asked a New York federal court to declare that dentist Stacy Makhnevich's contract, which effectively attempts to gag patient reviews, is unethical, invalid and illegal. Within hours, the complaint filed by the ...more »

Schwarzman Cites Profitable Ventures in Backing Romney
BusinessWeekDecember 1, 2011

He later apologized for the comparison while maintaining his criticism of the tax proposal. Obama, who has the backing of organized labor, has criticized the financial industry for its opposition to tougher regulations and has called for the wealthy to ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Dim Sum Investors Lack Protection on 60% of Bonds
BloombergDecember 2, 2011

“A lot of these Dim Sum bonds issuers have been getting away with murder for a while,” Edmund Harriss, a London-based investment director at Guinness Atkinson Asset Management, said in a phone interview. “I've been quite entertained reading some of the ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Mindy McCready who went missing with son, 5, is in Nashville and pregnant with ...
Daily MailDecember 1, 2011

Her mother was awarded guardianship of the boy in 2007. Florida Department of Children and Families said a missing person report was filed with Cape Coral police on Tuesday night after McCready took Zander from her father's home. ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Online Charitable Search Tool to Help Ohioans Make Smart Donations
WTRFDecember 2, 2011

The Office's Charitable Law Section recently updated the registration process for charitable trusts in Ohio to an online filing system. All organizations whose fiscal years ended on or after November 2011 will be required to use the online registration ...more »

Florida team loses triple-overtime game, then finds locker room looted
MaxPrepsDecember 10, 2011

The crime, first reported by Talahassee Democrat writer Ira Schoffel on Twitter, only exacerbated a heartbreaking night for Pasco. According to Andy Villamarzo of the Tampa Tribune, team property was also stolen. The incident marred an otherwise great ...more »

Living Trusts
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Four investing mistakes to avoid in 2012
ReutersDecember 9, 2011

Are you living on a fixed income? Each kind of objective requires a different allocation. And I'm not just talking about just stocks and bonds. There's a whole range of alternative investments from public real estate investment trusts to commodity ...more »

Estate Administration
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Business Milestones
Winston-Salem JournalDecember 4, 2011

Spilman Thomas & Battle PLLC law firm, which has an office in Winston-Salem, has been honored as a 2012 Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies by ALM, a publisher of multiple regional and national magazines tailored to the legal community. ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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December calendar
Southwest Community ConnectionDecember 1, 2011

Acquire up to date knowledge about wills, living trusts, health care documents, issues regarding guardian-ship and conservatorship plus power of attorney. Explore strategies to minimize or eliminate Oregon estate taxes, avoid probate and retain ...more »

Law & Disorder: Jacksonville stabbing victim dies
Florida Times-UnionDecember 2, 2011

The robber took cash from Tom's Fruits and Gifts and fled on a bicycle after slashing tires of three vehicles at the store. On Nov. 17 the Florida A1A business was robbed again at knifepoint by a man identified by the clerk as the same person. ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Northern Trust named Best Outsourcing Services Company
MarketWatch (press release)December 7, 2011

IRS CIRCULAR 230 NOTICE: To the extent that this message or any attachment concerns tax matters, it is not intended to be used and cannot be used by a taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed by law. For more information about ...more »


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