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Kodak denies bankruptcy plan but shares plummet
Economic TimesOctober 1, 2011

Eastman Kodak Co shares lost more than half their value on Friday as the company hired a law firm well-known for bankruptcy cases, triggering speculation that the photography pioneer could file for bankruptcy. Kodak, which delivered the first consumer ...more »

How to revise your company's health care strategy in an age of uncertainty
Smart Business NetworkOctober 1, 2011

... so much stress that employees often use the Federal Medical Leave Act to take time off and are less productive when they finally return to work. Savvy employers are starting to understand the connection between work-related absences, family issues, ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Property is the right way to build your SMSF's assets
The AustralianOctober 11, 2011

...laws and act against their own interests when making ill-advised property investments. He says the main problem SMSFs strike with direct property is to become involved in questionable related-party deals involving residential real estate. ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Services Slashed at Pleasanton Courthouse
Patch.comOctober 6, 2011

Probate cases, including guardianship and conservatorship, will be handled exclusively at the Berkeley Courthouse beginning Friday, as well. One family-law attorney likely speaks for many when he says he will miss the convenience, ease and free parking ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Conservation easements preserve what we love about the North Fork
Delta County IndependentOctober 6, 2011

"There is a pretty broad basis of law nationwide about conservation easements," Lohr said. "It started soon after the Wilderness Act in the late '60s. Conservation easements live in the tax code. They are part of the charitable section of the tax code. ...more »

Joliet woman found not guilty in 'party game' death
Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 12, 2011

Startz's attorneys, Ira Goldstein and Edward Masters, argued their client committed no crime because she had Powell's permission to throw the punch. “Miss Startz had no idea what was going to be in store for her,” Goldstein told the judge last week. ...more »

Living Trusts
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PERSONAL FINANCE: A will or a trust; which one is for you?
NEXTOctober 2, 2011

A will and a living trust can work in tandem to create a seamless estate plan. It is important to seek professional advice to determine what will be the most appropriate for you. Trusts are more complex and require much greater detail to ensure that ...more »

Estate Administration
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Lawyer lists 4BD home in Bethesda
BlockshopperOctober 1, 2011

Marin works for the law firm, Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum, PA, where he focuses on estate planning, elder law, and trust administration. He earned his BS, his JD and his LLM from Georgetown University. According to, there have been 445 ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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People on the move
Savannah Morning NewsOctober 2, 2011

The clinic will be held from 6 to 7:30 pm - Oct. 20 – End of life issues, health care power of attorney, living wills, DNR orders and power of attorney, featuring attorney Alisa L. Caruso. The clinic will be held from 6 to 7:30 pm - Oct. 27 – Real ...more »

Wash U. law prof to be chief counsel for US Citizenship and Immigration Services
STLtoday.comOctober 5, 2011

"Our immigrant heritage has long been one of our great national gifts," he noted. "Newcomers and native-born alike deserve an immigration policy that is both humane and effective, and it is a privilege to be part of a team working toward that goal. ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Prosecution must redouble efforts to regain public trust
The Daily YomiuriOctober 2, 2011

Discover the truth based on the law and objective evidence. Every public prosecutor must renew his or her commitment to this principle. In the aftermath of the 2010 scandal involving the special investigation squad of the Osaka District Public ...more »


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