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Berwyn cops now say they had 6 calls about filthy, animal-filled home
Chicago TribuneOctober 1, 2011

The calls, mostly related to neighbor disputes or property-related issues, did not suggest the five children living there were in danger or that forced entry was warranted, police Chief James Ritz said. Police said the most serious incident was in ...more »

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Sweet Dee Gets Audited Promo
MovieWebOctober 1, 2011

Desperate times call for truly sad and horrific measures as Sweet Dee (Kaitlin Olson) tries to get out of an IRS audit. Meanwhile, the rest of The Gang institutes a new democratic voting system in Paddy's that's sure to solve all their problems. ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Greater obligations for extractive industries under new regime
International Law OfficeOctober 10, 2011

The long-awaited changes to environmental regulation in Zambia formally became law on April 15 2011 with the repeal of the Environmental Protection and Pollution Control Act, which was replaced by the Environmental Management Act. The new act shifts ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Democracy and Women's Rights: Saudi Style
Weekly BlitzOctober 2, 2011

Suffice it to say, however, that unless guardianship rules and segregation of the sexes are abolished, the decision to grant women the right to vote and to run in local municipal elections is superfluous. Unless Wahhabi public discourse, which depicts ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Lettuce recall expanded at True Leaf in San Juan
Hollister Free LanceOctober 3, 2011

Erik Olson, director of Food Programs at Pew Charitable Trusts, said he didn't want to speculate on the source of the listeria in advance of the results of the FDA investigation. He said food-borne illnesses in fruits and vegetables can come from ...more »

A challenge that fits 'Occupy Together' to a tea
Chicago Tribune (blog)October 6, 2011

It is my understanding that corporations then could no longer be sued, and that your grandma could be held liable for malfeasance and debt by the company, simply because she owns some of its stock in her IRA. I'm not anti-police, I'm anti-abuse of ...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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LV developer's bankruptcy deal to be aired in court
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkOctober 3, 2011

"Bankruptcy Court approval of a settlement or compromise under (bankruptcy rules) should only be given if the settlement is 'fair and equitable and in the best interest of the estate,'" he wrote, citing case law. "A compromise which does not provide ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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How will immigration law effect students?
News CourierOctober 2, 2011

He said some parents have drawn up power of attorney documents to ensure their children could stay with legal guardians should one or both parents be deported or forced to leave. “A lot of people would call me and ask how to get (a power of attorney),” ...more »

Look Who's Making (And Receiving) $1 Million-Plus Gifts
ForbesOctober 5, 2011

I have a law degree, and I write about how to build, manage and enjoy your family's wealth. Since I joined Forbes in 1997, my favorite stories have been on how people fuel their passions (historic preservation, open space, art, for example) by ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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ANALYSIS: Health insurers win big in Maine
iWatch NewsOctober 6, 2011

Robert F. Bukaty/AP By Wendell Potter Augusta, Maine — Almost 3200 miles separate Sacramento and Augusta, but the gulf between those two state capitals actually seems much greater when measuring the comparative trust that political leaders there have ...more »


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