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General strike 2011: Strike day sees widespread disruption
Mirror.co.ukDecember 1, 2011

A total of 8000 probation and family court staff joined the strike against the government's plans to make public sector workers “pay more, work longer and get less in retirement”. But expected delays at air and sea ports were avoided as volunteers ...more »

Massachusetts Gaming Commission appointees to be nominated with help of search ...
MassLive.comDecember 1, 2011

According to the new casino law, a full-time, five-member Massachusetts Gaming Commission will regulate casinos and issue licenses for a single slot barn and three casino resorts including one in Western Massachusetts. Gov. ...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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Why tug-of-love parents spell big trouble for schools
Irish IndependentDecember 1, 2011

So what happens if parents cannot even agree on whether to enrol a child in a school and they both have guardianship? Ian O'Herlihy said: "If the primary caregiver, usually the mother, wants to enrol a child in a school and the other parent is against ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Be Tax-Smart in Year-End Donations
Wall Street JournalDecember 4, 2011

For individuals who do a lot of charitable giving, he recommends using a donor-advised fund. The fund "is itself considered a charity, so you get the full charitable deduction in Year One," he says. You can then take your time in directing the money to ...more »

'RIRA link to drugs, human slave trade'
Belfast NewsletterDecember 8, 2011

THE Real IRA is reaping in protection money from organised crime gangs engaged in the human slave trade and drug dealing, the PSNI have revealed. The information came to light as the PSNI and Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) briefed MPs in ...more »

Living Trusts
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Marin Estate Planning Attorney Publishes New Year Estate Plan Checklist
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)December 7, 2011

Philanthropy can also help reduce 2011 tax liabilities. 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 ...more »

Estate Administration
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The DiLeone Law Group, PC Releases Podcast On Creating A Will
The Open Press (press release)December 1, 2011

The DiLeone Law Group, PC, an award-winning, Raleigh-based law firm, provides legal services concentrating in business, corporate, and estate planning and estate administration matters. A recipient of the 2011 Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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'I was unaware the buyer was Big B till day of registration'
Ahmedabad MirrorDecember 2, 2011

What he didn't know was that Yadav was Amitabh Bachchan's representative who had been given a power of attorney to buy property in Gujarat. According to Gamara, a resident of Gajraj Society in Chandlodia, Yadav bought the 23169 sq m of land in Shahpur ...more »

Law enforcement communication center topic of discussion -12/6/2011, 10:32 AM
Hays Daily NewsDecember 6, 2011

By DAWNE LEIKER At Monday evening's regular Ellis County Commission meeting, questions about how best to reorganize the law enforcement center's communication center were raised. Ellis County Administrator Greg Sund reviewed a communications center ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Indian claim over Park City land set in Kansas
Washington ExaminerDecember 6, 2011

AP The legal fray over the Wyandotte Nation's efforts to build a casino in Park City will now be played out in a Kansas courtroom in a case that pits American Indian sovereignty against the state's own economic interests in gambling. ...more »

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