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Toothache lawsuit may stifle medical gag orders
msnbc.comDecember 1, 2011

Lawyers for Robert Lee, 42, this week asked a New York federal court to declare that dentist Stacy Makhnevich's contract, which effectively attempts to gag patient reviews, is unethical, invalid and illegal. Within hours, the complaint filed by the ...more »

The Enron cast: Where are they now?
Financial NewsDecember 1, 2011

The leading characters in the Enron saga have had varied fortunes since the disgraced trading giant collapsed into Chapter 11 bankruptcy a decade ago this week. A few went to prison, a couple have since died, while another employee went on to become a ...more »

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Asset Protection
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MF Global Trustee Will Pursue All 'Legally Available' Assets
BusinessWeekDecember 9, 2011

Giddens was defending the $2.1 billion “distribution of property to farmers and others in danger in many cases of losing their homes, their businesses, their savings,” after being challenged by creditors of the parent company. Giddens, whose law firm ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Because Natural Law is Catholic
Patheos (blog)December 2, 2011

This is the order (along with the orders of legal and distributive justice) whose guardianship and sanction is committed to the state. It is also the order that furnishes the moral basis for the positive legislation of the state, a critical norm of the ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Citizens Energy Appoints New VP
Inside INdiana Business (press release)December 7, 2011

Citizens Energy Group is a Public Charitable Trust providing safe and reliable utility services to more than 300000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the Indianapolis area. The Public Charitable Trust means its utilities are managed ...more »

Votes and vetoes
Reno News & ReviewDecember 1, 2011

Three legislators—including Washoe County's Ira Hansen—were faulted for what PLAN called “voter suppression” measures that tried to prevent residents without identification from voting. Election officials have said that voter fraud is virtually ...more »

Living Trusts
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Hotchin can seek allowance increase 2, 2011

Hotchin has been fighting asset preservation orders freezing valuable property held on his behalf through various trusts, including a mansion on Auckland's Paritai Drive and a beach house on Waiheke Island. In a ruling released yesterday after a ...more »

Estate Administration
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People in Action
Inside Tucson BusinessDecember 1, 2011

Nelson graduated magna cum laude graduate of the Texas Tech School of Law. He also holds a bachelor of science from Northern Arizona University. Bogutz & Gordon, PC, a Tucson-based law firm specializing in estate planning, elder law, and probate and ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Meth addicts said former sheriff Pat Sullivan took care of them
Denver PostDecember 1, 2011

If you have information or tips related to this story, please call us at 303-893-TIPS or email us at one of them said Sullivan has power of attorney for him. The 34-year-old man also said Sullivan cashes the man's Social Security ...more »

Lawsuits Looming After Officers Sentenced In Tulsa
SalonDecember 7, 2011

Up to a year in jail and a $6000 fine for the teacher who accepts the gift. The law, which took effect earlier this year and is considered one of the toughest in the country, limits what public officials and employees can receive as gifts to a “de ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Obama's Indian Trust Commission Takes Form
Indian Country Today Media Network.comDecember 1, 2011

Chair – Fawn R. Sharp is the current president of the Quinault Indian Nation, the current President of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, and a former administrative law judge for the State of Washington and Governor of the Washington State ...more »


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