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'It Wasn't a Bluff,' Cuomo Asserts
Wall Street JournalOctober 1, 2011

Andrew Cuomo's showdown with the state's second-largest public employees union this week has provided the most telling test yet of his effort to force labor concessions in the nation's most-unionized state. Mr. Cuomo on Friday stood firm on his ...more »

Jerry Brown tweaks 'bipartisan' legislators again
San Jose Mercury NewsOctober 1, 2011

"This presumably important bill earned overwhelming support by both Republicans and Democrats," the governor wrote in his signing message. "If only that same energetic bipartisan spirit could be applied to creating clean energy jobs and ending tax laws...more »

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Asset Protection
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Lehman, Auto Loans, LA Dodgers, Madoff, Ambac: Bankruptcy
BusinessWeekOctober 6, 2011

The pension fund is now after documents from donors to see how they intended for their gifts to be used. Not-for-profit institutions that end up in bankruptcy court sometimes learn that money they thought was restricted isn't in the eyes of the law...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Surge in elder abuse threatens to overwhelm B.C.'s justice, social and health ...
The ProvinceOctober 17, 2011

Krista James, national director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law, says a key driver of financial elder abuse is baby boomers -- typically big spenders holding lots of debt -- pushing for funds from older parents who are typically savers, ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Senate Banking, Housing And Urban Affairs Subcommittee On Financial ...
Insurance News Net (press release)October 5, 2011

The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today's most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public, and stimulate civic life. Based on research and critical ...more »

Paddy Hill slams IRA over Birmingham pub bombings
Sunday MercuryOctober 10, 2011

The IRA have never publicly admitted being behind the bombings and have never said sorry to the victims, or those wrongly jailed for the crime. Mr Hill, 65, said: “After all these years I've never been approached by one member of the IRA whatsoever and ...more »

Living Trusts
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Deed and Record Provides New Service to Decertify Timeshares in Hawaii Land Court
PR Web (press release)October 25, 2011

Transfers to living trusts are not a change in ownership. The owner transfers title out as an individual to the same individual as trustee of the living trust of that individual. As both parties are the same no real change in ownership has occurred. ...more »

Estate Administration
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Estate of former consultant sells 6BD home in Lake Forest
BlockshopperOctober 4, 2011

Hanson is the counsel and founder of The Firm of Per K. Hanson Associated PC, where he focuses on estate planning, estate administration, wills, trusts and estates, and corporate law. He received his BA from the University of Michigan and his JD from ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Sarasota man accused of taking over $100k from grandmother
WWSB ABC 7October 4, 2011

According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, Leach gained Power of Attorney over his 84-year-old grandmother's accounts in August 2010. At that time the deductions started to reflect purchases at bars, restaurants, hotels, theme parks, airfare, ...more »

The history of a medicine man
InMaricopa.comOctober 4, 2011

Like the gift itself, a medicine man cannot learn his place in life, only accept it. The levels vary in their understanding and gift of healing, and in the past, he has known of medicine men who have had great healing powers. “My brother-in-law had a ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Law enacting county timber payments expires
The Register-GuardOctober 1, 2011

Peter DeFazio has proposed a solution targeted at Western Oregon that would split 2 million acres of former Oregon & California Railroad lands into two trusts, one managed for fish and wildlife habitat, and the other leased to a timber company, ...more »


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