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Ex-lawyer to serve 6 months for insider trading
ReutersDecember 1, 2011

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former lawyer who was one of the prime suppliers of corporate secrets to traders in an insider trading ring, was sentenced to six months imprisonment on Wednesday. Brien Santarlas once worked for the well-known ...more »

IRS Form 2290 HVUT Tax Return Filing Deadline is November 30, 2011 for Tax ...
PR Web (press release)December 1, 2011

Beginning November 1, 2011, IRS will provide a stamped (receipted) Schedule 1 to those who file and pay their tax. E-File and Pay 2011-2012 Truck Tax 2290 and Schedule-1: IRS e-file for 2290 is now available for the tax period beginning July 1, 2011. ...more »

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Asset Protection
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SIGTARP Aims to Protect Homeowners from Loan Modification Scams
LoanSafeDecember 1, 2011

SIGTARP will work with the CFPB and Treasury in this joint task force and with other law enforcement partners to shut down these scams and to ensure that the perpetrators pay for their crimes.” “Mortgage scams harm not only homeowners but legitimate ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Barry Bonds and Ryan Braun stories cap off bad week for sports journalists
newjerseynewsroom.comDecember 18, 2011

Maybe a "C" for cheater because sports people think that taking banned substances or performance enhancing drugs is not law breaking but cheating and they need to go all out in protecting the integrity of the sport.more »

Charitable Trusts
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Cohen & Grigsby Attorney, Kelley Geraghty Price, Esq. Named a 2011 Women ...
MarketWatch (press release)December 14, 2011

14, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm in Pittsburgh, Pa., and in Bonita Springs, Fla., is pleased to announce that Florida-based attorney Kelley Geraghty Price has been named a 2011 Women Extraordinaire award winner ...more »

Florida activists fear potential 'chaos' if Supreme Court allows states to ...
Palm Beach PostDecember 13, 2011

Others, like Ira Mehlman of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, support states having jurisdiction over immigration enforcement. FAIR is a nonprofit based in Washington that promotes border security and is against illegal immigration. ...more »

Living Trusts
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Engage To Network
Memphis Daily NewsDecember 9, 2011

It is not necessarily who you know, but more importantly, who knows and trusts you! We are living in the “Creative Era,” where the currency of our economy is driven by ideas and creativity. In a world stretched with growing demands and scarce resources ...more »

Estate Administration
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2 Ex-Tulsa Officers Get Prison In Corruption Probe
SalonDecember 6, 2011

“We need to break oil's monopoly as a transportation fuel, and create a truly level playing field for competing fuels.” Paul: Remove restrictions on drilling, coal and nuclear power, eliminate gasoline tax, provide tax credits for alternative fuel...more »

Power Of Attorney
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'A devastating betrayal of trust'
StarPhoenixDecember 3, 2011

And the Canadian Association of Retired Persons reports the incident rate of any kind of elder abuse is probably about 10 per cent of the senior population, but when those seniors are asked if they know anyone else who might have been abused, ...more »

Crime Stoppers' gift is safe communities
Jacksonville Daily NewsDecember 1, 2011

Onslow County's law enforcement agencies stay extra busy trying to keep up with the escalating crime rate over the holidays. That's why Onslow County's Crime Stoppers is spreading the message that the organization needs the community's assistance in ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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2011 Year End Tax & Estate Planning: Legal Reading List…
JD Supra (press release)December 1, 2011

The benefit is compounded further by the lower gift tax in 2011. We should note that under current law, there is a possibility that if the applicable exclusion amount is reduced in the future, there may be a 'clawback' if amounts gifted during life ...more »

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