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Personal Injury Claims Turn on Medical Evidence
TrethowansDecember 1, 2011

Medical Evidence is key when determining the value of any personal injury claim. It is imperative that the right medical expert is asked to report on your injuries. Your solicitor will select the most appropriate medical expert from the relevant ...more »

Bachmann says inflation of college costs spurred by federal grants, loans
Radio IowaDecember 1, 2011

During an appearance on the University of Northern Iowa campus, Republican Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann advocated for major changes in Pell Grants and student loans. “What the studies show is the more money that the federal government is ...more »

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Asset Protection
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States failing to stop child sex trade
Washington TimesDecember 1, 2011

She praised Maryland authorities for being aggressive in prosecuting child sex trafficking cases but said the state needs to toughen its asset forfeiture laws so traffickers do not “walk away with all the money they have earned by selling children. ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Janesville attorney to run for circuit judge
Beloit Daily NewsDecember 2, 2011

Haakenson has experience in criminal cases, family law maters, personal injury actions, small claims proceedings, CHIPS and TPR cases, guardianship and probate matters. He has been a court appointed Guardian ad Litem for Rock County for the past 10 ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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California Lists Activities of Commercial Charity Fundraisers
Consumer AffairsDecember 1, 2011

The data is included in the California Department of Justice's Annual Report of Commercial Fundraisers, produced by the Charitable Trusts Section. "The data in this report allows donors to make informed choices this holiday season," Harris said. ...more »

Revolutionary appointment reflects 'transformation' in Northern society
Irish TimesDecember 3, 2011

It was a frontline apprenticeship for a man then in his 20s dealing with high-profile cases such as republican and loyalist “supergrass” trials, and into his 30s carrying on his father's work, representing the families of the three unarmed IRA members ...more »

Living Trusts
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Why the Tory right no longer trusts David Cameron on Europe
The Guardian (blog)December 8, 2011

But eurosceptics believe there is a deeper reason to explain why the prime minister is not living up to the promise he showed during the 2005 leadership contest. They believe that his innate euroscepticism is trumped by an even greater instinct: to be ...more »

Estate Administration
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Poet O'Donohue's will declared void
Irish TimesDecember 1, 2011

As a result of his findings, the entire estate falls into intestacy leading to a situation under law where Mrs O'Donohue takes the entire estate, the judge said. Dr O'Donohue, a former priest, made the will in February 2001, just before he left for a ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Headlyne in hyre to fyll space please
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 »

Villalobos' attorneys drop him for not paying legal fees
Los Angeles TimesDecember 1, 2011

However, in legal papers, Villalobos unsuccessfully argued that Cooley should not be relieved from representing him until a US Bankruptcy Court in Reno, Nev., approves his hiring of new counsel. "If this court grants Mr. Villalobos' request, ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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CN citizen named to Indian trust commission
Cherokee PhoenixDecember 1, 2011

Prior to working at Kansas, she was a professor and director of the Northern Plains Indian Law Center at the University of North Dakota School of Law. Leeds has focused her teaching and extensive research on property, natural resources and American ...more »


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