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Md. lawmakers oppose continued federal pay freeze
Baltimore Sun (blog)December 1, 2011

Several public employee unions who have members in Maryland agreed. “We made our sacrifice,” Jacqueline Simon, policy director for the American Federation of Government Employees, said in an interview, referring to the current pay freeze. ...more »

Downers Grove man gets year in prison for failing to pay $260K in taxes
Chicago TribuneDecember 1, 2011

... Conforti Construction Co. was sentenced today in US District Court after pleading guilty in September to one count of filing a false federal income tax return, according to a press release issued by Patrick J. Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for ...more »

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Boardmember.comDecember 15, 2011

The impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on executive compensation practices continues to be an open question. In part this is due to delays in promulgating the regulations required to put the law's provisions on ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Indumiso Zabapostile member in custody battle
Times of SwazilandDecember 8, 2011

The children are currently under the guardianship of Simelane's former mother-in-law Siphiwe Vilakati who stays in Nhlangano. Vilakati's argument in papers filed at the High Court is that Simelane is not capable of raising the children because he is ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Stranglehold of control (Kathy Greaves)
Shetland Times OnlineDecember 5, 2011

Councillor-trustee Bill Manson's show of temper at the recent meeting of the trustees of the Shetland Charitable Trust displayed his obvious annoyance that other trustees had gone against his wishes by voting for a Shetland-wide referendum. ...more »

Judge sentences mom to life in prison for fire that killed her two children
CBS NewsDecember 1, 2011

Jones said she hopes that while in prison, Hinojosa hears her children asking, "What did we do to you? to deserve an awful death." Attorney Ira Harris read a statement on behalf of Anthony's grandparents and said, "Even wild animals would go to great ...more »

Living Trusts
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Marin Estate Planning Attorney Publishes New Year Estate Plan Checklist
PR Web (press release)December 7, 2011

Wald's online checklist includes reviewing existing estate planning documents to ensure they are up-to-date, establishing or modifying living trusts, verifying that assets are properly titled for the trusts, paying for medical and educational expenses, ...more »

Estate Administration
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Westchester DA To Chair New State Ethics Group
North Country GazetteDecember 14, 2011

Marvin Jacob, a retired attorney, was a partner in the Business and Finance & Restructuring Department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where he handled matters before the bankruptcy courts and federal district and appellate courts. ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Taxi drivers cry foul over airport's permit rules
Portland Daily SunDecember 6, 2011

The plaintiffs in the case are 11 Somali immigrants who are either directly possess or have authority to utilize — through power of attorney — a limited number of access permits for the Portland International Jetport. The lawsuit was brought in ...more »

Queued Up: DVD Holiday Gift Guide
Aquarian WeeklyDecember 1, 2011

Hey, there's one set that can actually top those stats: Law & Order. That's 20 seasons with well over 400 episodes compiled onto 104 DVDs along with a 46-page episode guide; all available for $700 (but $450 if you pre-order on Amazon now). ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Schmidt slow to comply
Cincinnati.comDecember 8, 2011

But it said she had to “immediately” repay any fees related to the federal court amicus brief and she could not use legal trust money. In August, after the ethics ruling, Schmidt set up the Jean Schmidt Legal Expense Trust fund. ...more »

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