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Staff director of super-committee in Congress comes well trained
Crosscut (blog)September 1, 2011

Bob Packwood (R), who hired him in 1990 as tax counsel to Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee. Packwood, still regarded as one of Washington's most-knowledgeable sources on taxation, orchestrated a nearly unanimous tax-reform measure in 1986, ...more »

Judge considers DNA testing of items linked to Dexter murders
Bangor Daily NewsSeptember 1, 2011

The justices ruled that Cole should have issued written findings of fact as to why the evidence Cookson asked to be tested in 2009 did not meet criteria outlined in state law. The hearing Wednesday focused on the issue of where the items were before ...more »

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Asset Protection
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WaMu, Seaarland, WLIB, Ambac, Lehman, Madoff: Bankruptcy
BusinessWeekSeptember 14, 2011

Chapman recited prior cases saying that derivative claims, unlike securities-law claims, belong to the company once it's in bankruptcy. She found that Ambac properly exercised its business judgment in approving the settlements. ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Tutelage regime takes hit in 1st anniversary of referendum
Today's ZamanSeptember 10, 2011

Özal Investigation: The assassination attempt against eighth Turkish President Turgut Özal in 1988 and the allegations about his death in 1993 are now being investigated by the Ankara Prosecutor's Office, which initiated legal action on Sept. 29, 2010. ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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A Guide to the Action at Eric Schmidt's Testimony, Part 1
Huffington PostSeptember 6, 2011

2 The Sherman Antitrust Act, or simply the Sherman Act, forms the basis of much of contemporary American law regarding competition. Section 1 of the Sherman Act deals with the behavior of Trusts, or cartels and cooperating oligopolies, that restrain ...more »

Iranian hacking: How you could also fall prey
Times of IndiaSeptember 8, 2011

The hack targeted Iranian activists, but according to Ira Victor, director of the digital forensics practice with Data Clone Labs and a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), you might be a victim too. ...more »

Living Trusts
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Key issues in estate planning
Independent OnlineSeptember 4, 2011

If you have not set up an inter vivos, or living, trust during your life, you can in your will stipulate that you want a testamentary trust to be established on your death, Blamire says. Make sure that your will deals comprehensively with the ...more »

Estate Administration
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Guest Post: Tax Suggestions
ForbesSeptember 3, 2011

I landed in the City of Brotherly Love by way of Temple University School of Law. While at law school, I interned at the estates attorney division of the IRS. At IRS, I participated in the review and audit of federal estate tax returns. ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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VCK functionary opens fire in Erode lodge, hHeld
IBNLive.comSeptember 3, 2011

After getting the power of attorney for Gurusamy’s lodge, Vairavel offered only Rs 5 lakh. Though Gurusamy sought rest of the money from him to settle his loan — obtained through the State Bank of India (SBI) for constructing the lodge nearly two ...more »

CalPERS officials who received gifts may face fines
Los Angeles TimesSeptember 13, 2011

The commission said Monday that most of the proposed fines were for not disclosing, as required by state law, the receipt of free meals and gifts, such as bottles of wine, Rose Bowl tickets, jackets and backpacks. CalPERS, which covers 1.3 million ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Protecting Your Future: Trusts now being used by middle class
Times Herald-RecordSeptember 4, 2011

There have been legislative efforts to limit the effectiveness of current Medicaid asset protection strategies, including the MAPT. However, these efforts do not have the effect of law at this time, and no one knows what the ultimate limitations will ...more »


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