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Report: US Agency Erred On United Pension Values
SalonDecember 1, 2011

The agency took over the pension plans in 2004 and 2005 after United filed for bankruptcy court protection in December 2002. When the PBGC takes over plans, it pays promised benefits to retirees up to certain limits. ...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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FactCheck: Dems go too far in web video
Traverse City Record EagleDecember 3, 2011

In October 2008, then-President George W. Bush signed the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, which created TARP. The new program was designed "to enable the Department of the Treasury to purchase or insure troubled assets as a way to promote ...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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Italian cat becomes hairy heir
MSN MoneyDecember 12, 2011

The dog itself passed away in June, at the age of 12, and the money reverted to the Helmsley Charitable Trust, The Street reported. Other rich animals include Alexander McQueen's dogs ($82000) and Michael Jackson's chimp, Bubbles ($1 million). ...more »

US losing battle to stop its guns reaching Mexico's drug cartels
The GuardianDecember 8, 2011

The straw buyers are mostly in search of guns such as AK-47s and Armalite assault rifles, which were popular with the IRA, as well as powerful pistols such as the Belgian-made FN. All are available over the counter in thousands of gun shops. ...more »

Living Trusts
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New heart device to benefit local patients
Berwick TodayDecember 3, 2011

The group is working closely with the current commissioners NHS North of Tyne, on behalf of Northumberland Care Trust, to take on responsibilities before the phasing out of primary care trusts in 2013.more »

Estate Administration
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NAELA Calls on U.S. Senate to Confirm Marilyn Tavenner to CMS Administrator
PR Web (press release)December 9, 2011

NAELA President Edwin Boyer, Esq., CAP, notes that, “Marilyn Tavenner brings leadership skills and experience in the private and public sectors as a former nurse, health care executive and government official.” The National Academy of Elder Law...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Heiress Huguette Clark's Multi-Million Dollar Estate Center of Legal Battle (press release)December 4, 2011

Besides Blood & Money, Accettura has written Medicaid and Long Term Care in Michigan (2005), The Michigan Estate Planning Guide (2002) and Lost and Found: Finding Self-Reliance after the Death of a Spouse (2001). Elder Law Attorney Mark Accettura is ...more »

Sincerely Santa program gathering gifts for DeSoto Elementary
Tbo.comDecember 1, 2011

Santa visited DeSoto Elementary School to deliver gifts to students, during an event put on by the Sincerely Santa program. Firefighters, paramedics and law enforcement from Hillsborough County escorted Santa to DeSoto Elementary School to deliver ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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White House holds third tribal leaders conference
CBS NewsDecember 2, 2011

Obama nominated a Native American to the federal bench, signed a law renewing the Indian Health Care Act and settled a tribal royalties lawsuit that had dragged over three administrations. "Obama has done better for tribes than the others, ...more »


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