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Law to address exempt homes
San Angelo Standard-TimesSeptember 1, 2011

"Under a law passed by the Texas Legislature, homeowners who apply for a new property tax homestead exemption beginning Sept. 1 must provide proof to the county appraisal district that they live in the house they claim as their principal residence," a ...more »

NBA, union meet but no announced progress
USA TodaySeptember 1, 2011

The following day the league filed a suit against the players in federal court and an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board. The NBPA had filed an unfair labor practice charge with the NLRB in May and is awaiting a ruling ...more »

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Asset Protection
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BofA, JPMorgan, Costco, TCW, Liberty Mutual, UBS in Court News
BusinessWeekSeptember 19, 2011

The option of seeking court protection exists because the Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank maintained a separate legal identity for the subprime lender after the 2008 acquisition, said the people, who declined to be identified because the plans are ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Peacock Keller School Law Attorney Barbara Graham to Serve as Instructor for ...
Citybizlist (press release)September 15, 2011

Peacock Keller attorneys provide mediation services and sound legal counsel in the areas of business, corporate and nonprofit law; civil, insurance and medical malpractice litigation; coal, oil, gas, shale gas, mineral and energy law; construction law; ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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10 new trustees added to Whitfield Healthcare Foundation board
The Daily CitizenSeptember 25, 2011

Chaired by Robert Smalley, partner with the McCamy, Phillips, Tuggle & Fordham law firm, the foundation's mission is to encourage charitable gifts that support and advance the quality of health care provided by Hamilton Health Care System and its ...more »

Pub gun ambush mastermind may never be caught
Herald.ieSeptember 3, 2011

Last summer, he entered into a bitter feud with the Real IRA which resulted in two murders as well as The Players Lounge shootings. One of those murder victims was the veteran Ballyfermot crime lord's close pal, Colm 'Collie' Owens (34), who was gunned ...more »

Living Trusts
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Friends launch effort to help Mary Lou Cook stay optimistic amid hardship
Santa Fe New Mexican.comSeptember 20, 2011

... she trusts the universe to take her wherever it pleases. She always finds it to be a positive journey. Cook co-founded the Santa Fe Network for the Common Good, which twice per year honors elders in the community as Living Treasures. ...more »

Estate Administration
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Elder Law Minute: IRAs – A Valuable Tool in Estate Planning
Queens CourierSeptember 7, 2011

Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. is the principal of Ronald Fatoullah & Associates, a law firm that concentrates in elder law, estate planning, Medicaid planning, guardianships, estate administration, trusts and wills. The firm has offices in Forest Hills, ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Aunt
WNEP-TVSeptember 2, 2011

A woman from Luzerne County who admitted stealing her elderly aunt's life savings when she had power of attorney officially pleaded guilty. Marisa Harlen, 30, of Kingston admitted stealing more than $107000 from her aunt more than two ...more »

Your Head Belongs to You
New York TimesSeptember 9, 2011

Try looking on the bright side: Granny-in-law must feel awfully close to you to send such intimate gifts, which is a nicer problem than the typical in-law troubles that cross my desk. And personally, when people close their eyes to imagine what size ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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WealthCounsel® and Trusts & Estates® Magazine Launch Annual Estate Planning ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 7, 2011

Published since 1904, Trusts & Estates continues a long tradition of editorial excellence and credibility in the high-net-worth arena. Monthly issues focus on new tax legislation, ethics, investment strategies, financial planning, elder law, ...more »


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