Trusts & Estate Planning News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in October, 2011

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Major construction set for I-94 Friday night
Newsradio 620October 1, 2011

By Matt Montgomery & Cody Holyoke Starting Friday night, overnight construction will start, which could mean some traffic headaches for a busy weekend. Engineers with the I-94 project are working to open up a brand new tunnel, but it isn't easy. ...more »

Expert liability for ratings agencies
The National Law JournalOctober 1, 2011

Noting this concern, the staff advised that they would not recommend enforcement of Regulation AB's requirements for prospectus disclosure of ratings. The enforcement position was initially effective for six months, and by replacement letter made ...more »

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Asset Protection
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The Washington Woes Of Michael Mastro And Friends
ForbesOctober 1, 2011

... who practices in the areas of creditor-debtor law, including creditors collections and debtor asset protection, and business planning including captive insurance company planning and litigation involving captive insurance arrangements. ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Undermining the Migration Act
ABC OnlineOctober 12, 2011

Not content with a wholesale reworking of the protection regime in the Migration Act, the bill also amends the Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Act 1946 to ensure that the Minister's obligations as legal guardian of unaccompanied minors do not ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Charitable remainder trusts: How the wealthy give it away and get it back
International Business TimesOctober 2, 2011

But experts warn CRTs demand a high degree of planning and attention to the fine points of tax law. “There are many, many tricky rules that apply to charitable remainder trusts,” says Jonathan Blattmachr, a director of Eagle River Advisors in New York ...more »

She threw punch for a bet and man who took the wager died: was it a crime?
Sydney Morning HeraldOctober 4, 2011

Defence attorney Ira Goldstein said in his opening statement that because the punch was consensual and Startz is not a trained fighter, no laws were broken. "This is a case that is being brought, not because of the act that was committed, ...more »

Living Trusts
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Steve Jobs' Estate Not Likely To Owe Tax
Forbes (blog)October 11, 2011

That's because, being a very private person, he is likely to have passed as many of his assets as possible through trusts, rather than using a will. Unlike a will, a trust does not have to be submitted to probate–the process through which a court ...more »

Estate Administration
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LV developer's bankruptcy deal to be aired in court
VEGAS INCOctober 2, 2011

The $1 million loan or gift would settle a complaint against El Jwaidi filed by the case's Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee charging financial irregularities cost his bankruptcy estate hundreds of thousands of dollars. After administration costs ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Ruben Rosario: Aging St. Paul couple losing home to alleged family deceit
Pioneer PressOctober 2, 2011

The couple maintain that their predicament stems from trusting a grandson who had them unknowingly sign a quitclaim deed and allegedly forged their signatures on power-of-attorney documents. The paperwork was then used to obtain - without the couple's ...more »

Unravelling the culture of patronage
The Sun DailyOctober 9, 2011

Gifts are given for favours granted and profits projected. And as the business relationships grow in complexity, the favours asked for and given are more wide-ranging. The gestures are less direct and the gifts are camouflaged in subtlety and ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Court ruling has communities overhauling Megan's Laws | Philadelphia Inquirer ...
Philadelphia InquirerOctober 3, 2011

"It's better to educate parents on the patterns of sex offenders to gain access to children. It's more likely someone they know and trust." Laws restricting where sex offenders may live were prompted by "heinous crimes" such as the attack on Megan ...more »

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