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A Debate Over Who Regulates Gas 'Fracking' in Pa.
NPRDecember 1, 2011

A new Pennsylvania law could curb municipalities' ability to zone and regulate hydraulic fracturing — or "fracking." And that raises questions about how much say a local government should have over what goes on within its borders. ...more »

Mr. Corzine and His Regulators
Wall Street JournalDecember 1, 2011

The mistake is to believe in regulator prescience, as opposed to simpler, straightforward rules on, say, leverage or capital. Mr. Gensler, for his part, has a response to the cronyism charge. Since the firm went bankrupt he has announced that he will ...more »

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Asset Protection
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House Judiciary Committee Hearing
Insurance News Net (press release)December 1, 2011

Testimony by Tod Cohen , Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Global Government Relations, Intellectual Property, Regulatory and Asset Protection, eBay Inc. , San Jose, CA Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Conyers, and Members of the Committee: ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Man killed in cemetery had prior contacts with law enforcement
The Record-CourierDecember 8, 2011

Douglas County Sheriff Ron Pierini said the deputy involved in the shooting would be on paid leave until the conclusion of criminal and internal investigations. “We're going to make sure all procedures were followed and the officer acted appropriately ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Defamation case against actor couple
IBNLive.comDecember 13, 2011

He said the defamation petition for Rs 10 crore was filed against the actor couple and Harikrishna for making baseless allegations against the blood bank, charitable trust and also Aravind. Rajasekhar and Jeevitha did not respond to the legal notices ...more »

Concord Arrest Log (Dec. 12, 2011)
Patch.comDecember 12, 2011

Ira Matott, 28, of Concord, was arrested on Dec. 2, and charged with Driving After Revocation Or Suspension and Driving Without Giving Proof. He was arrested at 7:20 am on Fisherville Road. Matott has a court date set for Jan. 9, 2012. ...more »

Living Trusts
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Why Estate Planning is a Women's Issue
JD Supra (press release)December 26, 2011

There's a different between a will and a living trust. A will does not take effect until you die; a living trust can hold assets for your benefit while you are alive. Trusts are not just for the wealthy. A trust can be a good way to achieve your goals, ...more »

Estate Administration
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News Ticker
Taiwan TodayDecember 13, 2011

These include amendments to the Land Administration Agent Act aimed at creating transparency of information in real estate transactions, to the Land Expropriation Act that would compel the government and land developers to pay market prices when ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Stealing from the seniors
Calgary HeraldDecember 4, 2011

In two years, armed only with power-of-attorney papers and a trusting family in another province, the sibling, who lives closer to the mother, has chewed through hundreds of thou-sands of dollars meant to pay for care and provide a little cushion for ...more »

Is Wal-Mart Profiting from Your Gift Returns?
KSEEDecember 1, 2011

A gift receipt should be honored at the identical amount originally paid for the item," Boxer's letter said. Several law firms filed a class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart in June, asking the company to turn over years of records on billions of store ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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CAROLYN HAX COLUMN
Tampabay.comDecember 12, 2011

If he drives your car and hurts someone, you are liable. If he's caught he could be disbarred. Yes, then he'd lose his job. Do you want to be with someone who has this little regard for others and the law? Run! Carolyn: And the borrowed car can be ...more »

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