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East Fallowfield appeals decision by zoning hearing board
Daily Local NewsOctober 1, 2011

EAST FALLOWFIELD — Township supervisors did not properly vote to pursue an appeal of a zoning hearing board decision, according to a state Sunshine Law expert. Teri Henning, an attorney with the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, ...more »

DOJ seeks trustee in Solyndra bankruptcy
ReutersOctober 1, 2011

By Dan Levine (Reuters) - The US Department of Justice is seeking to give control of Solyndra's estate to a bankruptcy trustee, citing the refusal by executives at the solar power company to answer questions about its operations. ...more »

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Charitable Trusts
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No kinship care for David
Morning SentinelOctober 2, 2011

If she dies without a child, according to court records, terms of the estate dictate it be divided among charitable trusts. The Handlers' public advertising campaign against DHHS has apparently exacerbated the state's suspicion of the couple. ...more »

Crimes Nearby: Bank Robberies; Felony DUI
Patch.comOctober 25, 2011

Her lawyer Ira Weissman, of Central Islip, said he had no comment on the case as it is pending before the courts. Police have released surveillance photos of a man and a woman wanted for questioning in connection with the theft of a charity donation ...more »

Estate Administration
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Billionaire Poster Boys For Tax Reform: Mellon, Buffett, Schwarzman...And Koch?
ForbesOctober 5, 2011

(Think AMT and the lapsed estate tax.) My current title is Executive Editor. Previously, I was a National Editor and Washington Bureau Chief. President Barack Obama's decision to brand his bid to tax the rich more—the “Buffett rule”– is hardly ...more »

Living Trusts
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Wills and trusts – Personal expenses – 'Comfort and maintenance'
Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyOctober 5, 2011

With regard to the specific expenditures complained of, what constituted support for Beatrice in reasonable comfort and maintenance is measured by reference to her standard of living before she became a beneficiary of the trust. ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Builder cheats property owner, gets 3 year in jail
Deccan ChronicleOctober 4, 2011

A Nampally court sentenced the proprietor of a construction firm and her husband to three years simple imprisonment for misappropriating the property of a doctor misusing the General Power of Attorney given to them at the time of signing an agreement. ...more »

Democrats mobilize over Clarence Thomas ethics investigation
Yahoo! News Blogs (blog)October 6, 2011

The Democrats also question whether Thomas accurately reported gifts and inappropriately solicited donations. Blumenauer's office confirmed to The Ticket Thursday afternoon that 46 lawmakers have signed on. Liberal watchdog group Common Cause recently ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Securian Trust Names Schuller Manager, Wealth Management Services
MarketWatch (press release)October 4, 2011

He then co-founded the law firm Erickson and Schuller, LLC which specialized in trusts, estates and business law. Schuller's appointment coincides with a reorganization at Securian Trust Company that folds the wealth management counsel and trust ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Chicago Elder Law Firm Peck Bloom, LLC Advocates For Alzheimer's Disease
Online PR News (press release)October 5, 2011

... of areas including probate litigation, guardianship litigation, trust litigation, administration of estates and trusts, elder law, estate planning, asset protection, corporate law, tax law, litigation attorney services, and special needs planning.more »

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