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Mortgages paid down by record £9bn in quarter
The IndependentDecember 1, 2011

It was the highest negative figure since comparable records began in 1970 and means the total amount owed on mortgages has fallen by £92.9bn since the height of the credit crunch. Homeowners spent the equivalent of 3.5 per cent of their take-home pay ...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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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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50000 to Legal Aid Foundation
Santa Barbara EdhatDecember 20, 2011

This vision-driven event included a testimonial by a grandmother who was helped with obtaining guardianship of her sick two-year old granddaughter, a short film produced by Legal Aid Board Member Saji D. Gunawardane that highlighted the work of the ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Appointments: People In Business
National Business ReviewDecember 1, 2011

He is a director of Wellington law firm Stephens Lawyers. Along with representing various charitable organisations, Mr Henwood has also been the honorary solicitor for the Wellington Night Shelter Trust. CPA Australia has appointed Richard Kingas its ...more »

Woman gets life for fire that killed 2 kids
Detroit Free PressDecember 1, 2011

Lawyer Ira Harris, reading a statement on behalf of Anthony's grandparents, said the boy often talked about being old enough to ride a bus to school. "Even wild animals would go to great lengths to protect their young," Harris said.more »

Living Trusts
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Boom time for senior housing
Lewiston Morning Tribune (subscription)December 4, 2011

In the third quarter of 2011 alone, 39 senior housing deals worth $5.5 billion were completed, primarily by real estate investment trusts that specialize in housing for the elderly. That figure includes independent-living and assisted-living...more »

Estate Administration
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President Obama's Top 10 Constitutional Violations
Hawaii ReporterDecember 5, 2011

Even beyond the unseemly political favoritism, such arbitrary dispensations violate a host of constitutional and administrative law provisions ranging from equal protection to the "intelligible principle" required for congressional delegation of ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Maine Joins National Program to Prevent Financial Exploitation of Elderly
MPBN NewsDecember 1, 2011

A fourth might be, 'Have you given power of attorney to another person?'" If red flags are raised, the healthcare professional will be told exactly where to refer to the person for help. The cost of establishing the program in Maine is about $30000. ...more »

Court Says Some Donors of Stem Cells Can Be Paid
New York TimesDecember 2, 2011

The lawsuit was brought against the federal government by a coalition that included patients seeking bone marrow transplants and, a nonprofit group that wants to offer donors $3000 in scholarships, housing allowances or gifts to ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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We will act if required (David Robb)
Shetland Times OnlineDecember 1, 2011

As your readers will be aware, the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) wrote last week to the trustees of the Shetland Charitable Trust asking them to take urgent action to address issues with the trust's governance. As is our policy, we did not release ...more »


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