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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 »

General strike 2011: Strike day sees widespread disruption 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 »

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Asset Protection
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Task force created to combat scams targeted at homeowners
Coon Rapids ECM PublishersDecember 2, 2011

Washington, DC - The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the US Department of the Treasury has announced the creation of a joint task force to ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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As expatriates opt for Sharia, family law is under review
The NationalDecember 10, 2011

In the process, we experience all types of cross-cultural conflicts and pitfalls of jurisdictional disputes. As many as 70 per cent of the cases filed with family law courts have an international element, such as the different nationalities of couples ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Cuomo, leaders name new state ethics commission
North Country Public RadioDecember 13, 2011

... The College of the Adirondacks · Wildlife Conservation Society · Adirondack Medical Center Foundation · Adirondack Museum · Niagara Mohawk Foundation · Schumann Foundation · John A. Sellon Charitable Trust · several anonymous individual donors.more »

Police morale hit by soft sentencing of criminals
Belfast TelegraphDecember 8, 2011

There are currently between 160 and 180 organised crime gangs operating in Northern Ireland, the officers said. There are still links with paramilitary groups, they said, although this is a “healthy minority.” MPs were also told how the Real IRA...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Guidelines for handling a dead person's online accounts | The Republic
The RepublicDecember 9, 2011

YouTube -- To access the deceased's YouTube account, you'll need to provide your contact information, a copy of the death certificate, as well as a power of attorney document. If it's a child's YouTube account, you'll need a copy of the birth ...more »

Estate Administration
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Money Available to Restore Pa. Firefighter Jobs
Firehouse.comDecember 13, 2011

They have until Thursday to adopt it, according to the Home Rule Charter Council is calling for a 4.8 percent increase in the real estate tax, a 12 percent increase in the real estate transfer tax and a 16.7 percent increase in the business privilege ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Senate to focus on RH, anti-trust bills
Manila Standard TodayDecember 3, 2011

He said he also wanted an anti-trust law in place to check on unfair trade practices that might hinder the development of small businesses. “We really need to plug existing loopholes in the system.” Enrile said. He cited the merger of Philippine Long ...more »

Tamara Browning: Wedding gifts kick off law school scholarship
The State Journal-RegisterDecember 3, 2011

Chicagoans STACY CAMPBELL-VIAMONTES and her husband, GEORGE VIAMONTES, established the Disabled Law Student Scholarship Award through The Diversity Scholarship Foundation -- an organization established by lawyers and judges to promote diversity in the ...more »


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