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US could pay pension bill for AMR as it restructures: report
ReutersDecember 1, 2011

Tom Horton, the new chief executive of American Airlines and its parent company AMR said the fact the company had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection did not mean its pension plans would definitely move to the PBGC, but he signaled it was a real ...more »

Food poisoning cases haven't cut appetite for 'yakiniku' raw meat cuts
The Japan TimesDecember 1, 2011

Even the risk of fatal food poisoning isn't enough to stop some diehard customers of "yakiniku" grills from ordering raw meat dishes. Handle with care: An employee at a "yakiniku" grillroom shows a plate of "yukke" shredded uncooked beef ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Doral, TMP Directional, MF Global, AMR, Enron: Bankruptcy
BusinessWeekDecember 6, 2011

Along with cash, Giddens said he will distribute physical assets, such as warehouse receipts and precious metal certificates. The MF Global broker went into liquidation under the Securities Investor Protection Act on Oct. 31, the same day the parent MF ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Dialogue on Consensual Homosexuality in Ethiopia
EzegaDecember 7, 2011

For example taking unfair advantage of another whether by material or mental distress or by the authority one exercise like through office position or guardianship, the punishment is rigorous imprisonment that can go up to 10 years. ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Dunsfold hearing does not bode well for villagers' school plans
Third SectorDecember 2, 2011

The commission's head of legal services, Kenneth Dibble, said after the hearing that the regulator wanted a system that gave the school's trustee as much freedom as possible to decide how the building should be used – without adding the onerous ...more »

Scotland cracks down on religious hatred at football matches with new law
The GuardianDecember 14, 2011

Earlier this week, Celtic was fined £12700 by European football's governing body Uefa after its fans sang pro-IRA songs at a home match against Rennes. Earlier this year, Rangers was fined £13000 and its fans banned from a European away match by Uefa ...more »

Living Trusts
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Too posh to push? Chelsea has the highest caesarian rate in England
The IndependentDecember 2, 2011

Seven out of 10 NHS trusts with the highest caesarean rates are in London. There is a north-south divide with the capital having the highest rate (28.2 per cent) and the North East the lowest (22.4 per cent). Cathy Smith, head of midwifery at the ...more »

Estate Administration
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Fremont Bank Hires New Senior Trust Officer
Patch.comDecember 4, 2011

Moore brings more than 10 years of experience in trust administration to Fremont Bank, serving most recently as a trust administrator II at Wells Fargo Bank in Long Beach. Moore is a licensed attorney in California and worked five years in estate...more »

Power Of Attorney
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State: Nursing home resident given overdose just hours before he died
Minneapolis Star TribuneDecember 2, 2011

Bruce Drescher, Herbert's nephew, who has power of attorney over his legal matters, also learned of the overdose Thursday and said in response: "That's a lot of medicine at once." He said he wishes the nursing home would have told relatives at the time ...more »

Miss Manners: Gifts to relatives and gifts to charity shouldn't be linked
Washington PostDecember 6, 2011

DEAR MISS MANNERS: My husband and I have been exchanging Christmas gifts with my sisters-in-law, but we would like to use the money allocated for his sisters' gifts instead to purchase gifts for children in need. I am wondering if and how we should ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Blind trusts an idea worth exploring
Helena Independent RecordDecember 4, 2011

... there's no law on the books saying it's illegal. A bill currently gathering sponsors on Capitol Hill would forbid members of Congress from making stock trades based on inside information. Blind trusts would accomplish virtually the same thing. ...more »


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