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Federal judge dismisses part of fraud case against Citi
Thomson Reuters News & InsightOctober 1, 2011

For plaintiffs: Stuart Grant and Megan McIntyre of Grant & Eisenhoffer. For Citi defendants: Brad Karp, Richard Rosen, Susanna Buergel and Karen King for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. (Reporting by Nick Zieminski) REUTERS / Lucas Jackson.more »

Next step after three-day notice is eviction
Inland Valley Daily BulletinOctober 1, 2011

A: Yes, the tenant still owes for the 30-day notice period, unless the landlord is able to relet the premises before then. The landlord has to make a diligent effort to relet. Q: Our tenant, who has lived there for more than one year, ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Corporate Social Responsibility: A Rapidly Changing Landscape
EHS TodayOctober 10, 2011

The GRI was formed in 1997 by two US-based non-profit organizations, Ceres and Tellus Institute, with the intention of making it an instrument of change for corporate governance. More than 1800 companies filed GRI reports in 2010, a small but growing ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Did Belinky, staff violate records law?
Youngstown VindicatorOctober 6, 2011

The benefits claim was made by Donald D. Gaudio Jr. of Boardman, a former probate-court deputy clerk and guardianship investigator who Judge Belinky fired July 14. Gaudio could not be reached for comment. The court administrator said Gaudio was fired ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Independent Schools Council claims victory in public benefit case
Civil Society MediaOctober 14, 2011

The Charity Commission described the decision as “an important clarification of what charitable independent schools must do for the poor”. It added: “We accept of course the Tribunal's conclusion that some parts of our guidance do not explain the law...more »

Crest Hill party death: 'stupid act' or crime?
Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 3, 2011

Now a judge will decide whether Powell's death was a crime. Mounts, 27, of Romeoville and Startz, 22, of Joliet were scheduled to go on trial Monday in Will County for what happened that night (see related story). Startz's attorney, Ira Goldstein, ...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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New boutique law firm opens in Milwaukee
Milwaukee Small Business TimesOctober 5, 2011

Walny Legal Group provides counseling to protect multi-generational family wealth, including drafting wills, revocable trusts, and irrevocable trusts designed to mitigate the effect of taxes, leverage wealth, and minimize the risk of creditors' claims. ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Can I Create A Trust Without An Attorney?
Smartmoney.com (blog)October 7, 2011

Question: My wife and I have wills, durable power of attorney and health-care surrogate and power-of-attorney documents. After much study, I feel that we need to get a joint revocable living trust for our adult son with a backup will ...more »

Modern-day slavery decried
Catholic CourierOctober 4, 2011

She said such girls or boys can easily fall for the charms of a pimp, who showers them with gifts and attention, then asks them to sell their bodies for money to continue buying these gifts. Often, victims don't realized they're being coerced because ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Civilian oversight board could aid police
Tulsa WorldOctober 2, 2011

The purpose of civilian oversight is to help law enforcement keep, or in some cases regain, trust with the public, said Kathryn Olson, president of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement. "Police depend on community support ...more »

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