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Calif. woman sentenced in Alaska credit card scam
San Jose Mercury NewsSeptember 1, 2011

Amber Marquardt, 25, of Oakland, Calif., pleaded guilty to bank and credit card fraud. As part of a plea agreement, US District Judge Ralph Beistline sentenced her to 16 months in prison and the repayment of $124000—the amount prosecutors say she ...more »

Grand America audit turns up undocumented workers
Salt Lake TribuneSeptember 1, 2011

“Such businesses gain a competitive edge by paying illegal alien workers low wages or otherwise exploiting them. These inspections are one of the most powerful tools the federal government has to ensure that businesses are complying with US employment ...more »

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Asset Protection
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The development of longevity as an asset class growing according to experts
MarketWatch (press release)September 12, 2011

... finance, insurance, actuarial science, accounting, corporate governance, law and regulation. This interdisciplinary approach enhances strategic thinking towards the development of new solutions to the complex pensions challenges facing states, ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Malaysia's parallel judicial systems come up against legal challenges
BBC NewsSeptember 5, 2011

The Hindu mother was also granted guardianship, but through the civil courts. After several years the case is still in the courts to determine which court has jurisdiction to hear the matter. In a desperate bid to escape the Sharia court order, ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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PZC Hearing On Pawcatuck Condos Gets Heated
Patch.comSeptember 13, 2011

The vast majority of hearing attendees were spoke in opposition to the proposal being developed by the Cherenzia Companies for the site owned by the Richard C. Panciera Remainder Charitable Trust II. A number of the proposed subdivision neighbors hired ...more »

What have we learned about religion from 9/11
Daily HeraldSeptember 11, 2011

(MUST CREDIT: Ira Block) As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approached, On Faith reached out to some of the world's most influential religious leaders and thinkers to ask about faith in a post-attack world. On Faith asks: What have we ...more »

Living Trusts
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Trusts & Estates
New York Law JournalSeptember 17, 2011

Jill Miller, the founder and principal of Jill Miller & Associates, discusses what a living trust is, describe some of its benefits and note its burdens, so that when a practitioner is considering all the estate planning options in his or her tool bag, ...more »

Estate Administration
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64 Winstead Attorneys Selected by Peers for Best Lawyers in America 2012
MarketWatch (press release)September 12, 2011

Kenneth Kopf - Real Estate Law Phillip L. Lamberson - Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization LawJames R. Littlejohn - Lawyer of the Year in Banking & Finance Law Jay J. Madrid - Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Same-sex couples gain more rights at hospitals
Sun-SentinelSeptember 8, 2011

Medical decisions: Hospitals should let health surrogates make medical decisions for an incapacitated patient unless state law requires otherwise. Surrogates: If a person says he or she is the patient's domestic partner or surrogate, hospitals should ...more »

Editorial: Gifts for the needy
Jakarta PostSeptember 4, 2011

The law on poverty alleviation passed by the House of Representatives in July recognizes food and clothing charities as measures to curb poverty, but the priority is given topeople's empowerment programs, such as self-develop-ment training, ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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No proof of Fema violations against Ramdev trusts: ED
Times of IndiaSeptember 1, 2011

Ramdev associate SK Tijarawala said, "Our trusts don't have any information about the case so far. We are a law abiding organization." He specifically denied the charge of having made any illegal remittance abroad. "This is a media trial to muzzle ...more »

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