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Harrisburg City Council Rejects Fiscal Plan to Rescue Pennsylvania Capital
BloombergSeptember 1, 2011

The capital is barred from declaring bankruptcy before July, according to a Pennsylvania law that also calls for the city to lose state funds if it does. Councilman Kelvin Summerford, who supported the mayor's plan, said its defeat further clouds the ...more »

Nevada AG joins anti-human trafficking effort
KVVU Las VegasSeptember 1, 2011

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto Wednesday announced she has joined 45 other attorneys general in asking a popular website to remove its advertising for adult services. It is feared the web service facilitates sex trafficking, ...more »

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Asset Protection
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The secrets of investing in emerging markets
Financial TimesSeptember 4, 2011

Consumer advocates have welcomed “opt-in,” although there is a concern that after July 2012 there will be two classes of consumers: those receiving higher protection under “opt-in” and those existing customers who do not. ...more »

Goodwin H. Liu Confirmed to California Supreme Court: A Lesson for the Country
Huffington PostSeptember 6, 2011

A month later, the California Bar Association's Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation rated him "exceptionally well qualified" and observed that "Professor Liu possesses a brilliant intellect, along with exceptional gifts for research and writing ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Black Men Falling Out of Middle Class, Study Finds
Politic365September 8, 2011

A new study by the Pew Charitable Trust reveals that black men, among others groups, are falling out of the middle class at a significant rate compared to their white counterparts during these tough economic times. ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER: Arc nationally recognized as top-flight nonprofit agency
Journal TimesSeptember 22, 2011

29, on Guardianship of Adults. The program will be from 11 am to 1 pm He is experienced in matters related to guardianship, wills and estate planning. He has written the newly revised Guardianship of Adults: A Decision Making Guide for Family Members. ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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New power of attorney laws for Florida
Tbo.comSeptember 15, 2011

Also, specific language now will be required for the POA to be authorized to do banking and investment transactions. The grantor must also initial each clause to approve each authorization in the document. Under the new laws, the executed papers of ...more »

Estate Administration
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Office of Administrative Law disapproves questionable 'marine protected areas'
Bay Area IndymediaSeptember 11, 2011

George G. Shaw, Senior Staff Council, and Debra N. Cornex, Assistant Chief Counsel Acting Director, for the Office of Administrative Law signed the document. The ruling emphasizes that the Fish and Game Commission is not exempt from OAL requirements. ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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CEO Pay Study, AT&T Merger Deal, Germany EFSF Law: Compliance
BloombergSeptember 1, 2011

SEC commissioners voted 4-0 to seek comment on proposed changes to the Investment Company Act during a meeting in Washington yesterday. The Austrian central bank lowered its estimates on how much additional core Tier 1 capital the country's lenders ...more »

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