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Report: US Agency Erred On United Pension Values
SalonDecember 1, 2011

The agency took over the pension plans in 2004 and 2005 after United filed for bankruptcy court protection in December 2002. When the PBGC takes over plans, it pays promised benefits to retirees up to certain limits. ...more »

300000 public sector workers in Scotland on strike
ScotsmanDecember 1, 2011

Thousands of public sector workers attend a march against pension cuts in Glasgow. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty By Tom Peterkin AROUND 300000 public sector workers in Scotland took strike action yesterday, forcing the closure of almost all of the ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Reduce lawsuit risks, maximize tax liabilities of owning real estate
ModernMedicineDecember 1, 2011

The types of real estate we are referring to include rental residential or commercial properties, the practice building, or even raw land. The merits of real estate as an asset class are beyond the scope of this article, but the structure to most ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Schneider: Car gift to mom leaves woman owing $644
Lansing State JournalDecember 21, 2011

The law names the following exemptions: " ... spouse, mother, father, brother, sister, child, stepparent, stepchild, stepbrother, stepsister, grandparent, grandchild, legal ward, or a legally appointed guardian with a certified letter of guardianship, ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Second Mile CEO talking to charitable section of Attorney General's Office today
PennLive.comDecember 2, 2011

By SARA GANIM, The Patriot-News A source close to The Second Mile confirmed that CEO David Woodle is meeting with the Charitable Trusts and Organizations section of the state Attorney General's Office. View full sizeDAN GLEITER, ...more »

'Grim new precedent': Dozens die as sectarian violence erupts in Kabul
msnbc.com (blog)December 6, 2011

The IRA, the Basque separatists, the Latin American narco-terrorists, Timothy McVeigh, the Aryan Nations, KKK, the state-sponsored terrorist of the CIA are all terrorists. But none of them is a Muslim. There are lots of non-Muslim terrorists and ...more »

Living Trusts
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Finally, hope for a shelter
Times of IndiaDecember 3, 2011

Though a few homes for the aged, run by NGOs or charitable trusts, take them in, the facilities are appalling with no trained attendants to help the disabled. Such adults are either abandoned on the streets by relatives once the parents are no more, ...more »

Estate Administration
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Cuomo's tax reform victory lap rolls through Brooklyn
WNYCDecember 9, 2011

Campaign ads, columns, endorsements, and more - the Fifth Estate is a crucial part of politics in the Empire State. What would New York politics be without a healthy helping of pols in trouble? After covering Governor Andrew Cuomo enough, ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Issues deeper than you realize
Guelph MercuryDecember 4, 2011

I have power of attorney so I manage his finances; cleaned out the family home he was in, renovated, and rented it out. My oldest brother is now coming around looking to take possession of some old family heirlooms, mostly old pictures. ...more »

Paying Marrow Donors Does Not Violate Organ Trafficking Law
Metropolitan News-EnterpriseDecember 2, 2011

The group said it wanted to offer $3000 in scholarships, housing allowances, or gifts to charities of the donor's choice, but that its plan was foreclosed by the National Organ Transplant Act. The act, codified at 42 USC § 274e, makes it a felony “to ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Milton Hershey School releases statement regarding lawsuit brought by ...
CBS 21December 1, 2011

However, the School acknowledges that this is an evolving area of the law. This case poses questions that were left unanswered in the Doe v. County of Centre decision and an application to a unique residential private school setting. ...more »

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