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Listeria outbreak: Victims file lawsuits, but will they receive damages?
Christian Science MonitorOctober 1, 2011

It wasn't long after officials linked a listeria outbreak with cantaloupe from a Colorado farm that wrongful-death and personal-injury lawsuits began to be filed. The outbreak, which is the deadliest food crisis in more than a decade, has killed at ...more »

Solaria Considers Tax Break in California Expansion
BusinessWeekOctober 1, 2011

Under a 2010 law, the state Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority can exempt sales taxes on equipment, the building or assembly of alternative-energy manufacturing and landfill-gas plants. The authority plans to vote on ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Senior Law Programs In Mount Vernon
Westchester.comOctober 11, 2011

The evening session will be from 6:30 pm to 8 pm, and will feature three workshops. Amoruso will present “Who's Afraid of Probate? When to Use a Trust and When to Use a Will?,” Salvatore DiCostanzo, Esq., from McMillan Constabile Maker and Perone LLP ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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'It's a no-win situation'
The Decatur DailyOctober 9, 2011

Sanchez said he knows of many Hispanic parents who have filed legal papers to establish guardianship of their children with friends in case they are deported. They have obtained passports for their children who were born in the US and have citizenship. ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Locals fight for control over hydro-fracking
North Country Public RadioOctober 6, 2011

WE HAVE NEVER ALLOWED HEAVY INDUSTRIAL USES AND WE'RE NOT GONNA START NOW. The state's environmental conservation law gives the authority to regulate the oil and gas industry to the DEC. But Dryden and other towns are saying they're not regulating the ...more »

Man killed by T train in Norwood
Boston HeraldOctober 25, 2011

A 36-year-old man was struck and killed by a commuter rail train this evening after trespassing on the tracks just east of the Norwood Depot station on the Franklin/Forge Park line, according to an MBTA spokeswoman. ...more »

Living Trusts
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Festival aims to inform seniors
Florida TodayOctober 6, 2011

This year's seminars address topics including scams, veterans benefits, living trusts and safe driving. A $100 Walmart gift card will be given away every hour beginning at 9 am; door prizes will be awarded throughout the day.more »

Estate Administration
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Workers comp exclusive remedy challenged
Business InsuranceOctober 9, 2011

The estate appealed, arguing that an exception to the exclusivity rule should be recognized for alleged intentional torts by an employer. “The estate seeks to circumvent this rule by arguing that CCA engaged in intentional violation of a variety of ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Steps can help Alzheimer's patients plan for future
Greenville NewsOctober 4, 2011

Lokey also encourages patients to set up a team — accountant, attorney, doctor, etc. — to help manage financial and legal paperwork. Some necessary steps include updating wills, making sure a power of attorney is in place and creating a living will ...more »

The history of a medicine man
InMaricopa.comOctober 4, 2011

Like the gift itself, a medicine man cannot learn his place in life, only accept it. The levels vary in their understanding and gift of healing, and in the past, he has known of medicine men who have had great healing powers. “My brother-in-law had a ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Dump family trust tax provision: Mark Leibler
The AustralianOctober 3, 2011

PROMINENT lawyer Mark Leibler will urge today's tax forum to dump a controversial tax law provision that he says is like something out of a horror movie for hundreds of thousands of family trusts and private companies across Australia. ...more »


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