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Christie offers incentives for NJ towns to merge
Houston ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

In few places is the issue as pronounced as in New Jersey, a small but populous state with 566 municipalities, nearly 600 school districts and some of the highest property taxes in the country. By comparison, California would stretch from Maine to ...more »

Batam requests use of Singaporean dollars
Jakarta PostOctober 1, 2011

Bank Indonesia's (BI) Batam branch head says that it is difficult to implement the currency law, especially with transactions in the industrial sector, due to Batam's proximity to neighboring countries like Singapore and Malaysia. ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Feds to announce Calif. pot dispensary crackdown
USA TodayOctober 7, 2011

They state that federal law "takes precedence over state law and applies regardless of the particular uses for which a dispensary is selling and distributing marijuana." "Under United States law, a dispensary's operations involving sales and ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Decker Jones Attorney Patricia Cole Selected a 'Women of Influence'
Citybizlist (press release)October 7, 2011

Cole's areas of practice focus on Probate Litigation, Estate Planning, Business Litigation and Corporate Law. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Tarrant County Bar Association, Tarrant County Probate Bar, Texas Guardianship Association and a ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Permitorium to 9-9-9: Viewers' Guide to the Jargon of Debates
BusinessWeekOctober 11, 2011

This debate will focus on the economy, debt, deficits, taxes, trade and jobs. CRONY CAPITALISM: Critics on both ends of the political spectrum have decried what they call government's penchant for helping favored companies. On the political left, ...more »

Defendant bound over in Joplin stabbing case
Joplin GlobeOctober 6, 2011

7 assault of Ira Jones near the intersection of Langston Hughes-Broadway and High Avenue. Both brothers are charged with the crime. Terry Triplett has not yet had a preliminary hearing. Jones testified at Todd Triplett's hearing that he was stabbed ...more »

Living Trusts
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REITs: Making The Most Of A Rocky Market
ForbesOctober 3, 2011

The equity market, a traditional alternative when bond yields are low, has been a turbulent roller coaster of late, but for income-seekers real estate investment trusts (REITs) offer a mix of yield and opportunity for appreciation. ...more »

Estate Administration
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The Hamill Law Firm has Released the “Massachusetts Probate Guide” for Consumers
PR Web (press release)October 1, 2011

Attorney Bernard J. Hamill of the Hamill Law firm has published a free guide for Massachusetts probate. The probate guide, in PDF format and obtainable at the Massachusetts wills website, was written exclusively for Massachusetts consumers having ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Sentencings, trials and arraignments in Cuyahoga County: Court Watch
Plain Dealer (blog)October 2, 2011

They stole more than $500000 from a 71-year-old Richmond Heights widow between October 2005 and September 2009, after persuading her to give them power of attorney to manage her real estate. Both pleaded guilty to theft, conspiracy, money laundering ...more »

CORRUPTION PROBE: Burum testimony describes gifts as reward
Press-EnterpriseOctober 6, 2011

County attorneys, including three law firms that resigned rather than OK the settlement, testified during the criminal grand jury that they repeatedly advised supervisors against a deal even as Postmus and Biane pushed for a settlement. ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Wolves And The Wildlife Trust Doctrine
Science 2.0October 1, 2011

The ancient Romans had an opinion on the matter, and this influenced first English common law and, later, judicial practices in the US In modern American law, the Roman philosophy is known as the "wildlife trust doctrine," the idea that wildlife has no ...more »


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