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Supreme Court gave Congress rough treatment at health-care hearing
Naples Daily NewsApril 1, 2012

By Mark Sherman of AP AP Supporters of health care reform stand in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 28, 2012, on the final day of arguments regarding the health care law signed by President Barack Obama.more »

Payrolls down but payouts up
Minneapolis Star TribuneApril 1, 2012

"Severance has been in the contracts for a long time, and what we've tried to do is focus on the sick leave and reduce sick leave accrual," said Angie Nalezny, the city's human resources director. "On the other hand, employees not using sick leave is a ...more »

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Asset Protection
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How to clean the Hudson
Albany Times Union (blog)April 2, 2012

The most encouraging response comes from local government officials, for whom stopping pollution in blatant violation of the federal Clean Water Act would benefit the bottom line of strained municipal budgets. That is, if sewage system repairs are made ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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The Caregiver's Bookshelf: A Law Guide for Seniors
New York Times (blog)April 2, 2012

How do you petition for guardianship of an incapacitated older relative (and is that a good idea)? What should you know about reverse mortgages? Navigating the law as an older adult, or on behalf of one, is a daunting enterprise.more »

Charitable Trusts
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Google Brings Churches Back into Nonprofit Program
ChristianityToday.comApril 2, 2012

Google for Nonprofits offered free and discounted packages of some of the company's premium tools for charitable organizations. But guidelines excluded numerous groups, including schools, political think tanks, churches, proselytizing groups, ...more »

Weekly-Weekday-What-to-Do-in-the-Burg (04.20-22.12)
i love the 'burg! Downtown St. PeteApril 20, 2012

American Stage, 300 4th St N. An uncompromising crime drama following the harrowing journey of two Chicago cops that tests their loyalties while changing their lives. One night on a routine call, two Chicago cops begin a journey over three harrowing ...more »

Living Trusts
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Supreme court ruling on trust funds sets landmark in tax world
Globe and MailApril 18, 2012

Determining residency is even tougher when we're talking about an entity that isn'ta person with a family and a home to live in. What if you're a corporation? Or a trust? The Garron case, formally referred to as Fundy Settlement v. Canada, 2012 SCC 14, ...more »

Estate Administration
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Supreme Court justices voice doubts in Congress
Bryan College Station EagleApril 1, 2012

The views about Congress underlay questions from justices who appear to be on both sides of the argument over the constitutionality of the law's key provision, the individual insurance requirement, as well as whether the entire law should be thrown out ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Why marriage is best defined for America as union between one man, one woman
Washington TimesApril 4, 2012

Private contractual arrangements, such as wills, durable power of attorney, health care proxies, and life insurance policies are available to everyone. Laws protecting people against domestic and other forms of violence are not suspended for unmarried ...more »

Blackhawk Pulls Gift Cards From New Jersey
CSPnet.comApril 6, 2012

The move follows similar action by American Express, which has already pulled its gift cards from the state as a result of this legislation. A federal court injunction preventing implementation of the law was recently lifted, opening the door for New ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Justice SS Sodhi is new president of The Tribune Trust
Chandigarh TribuneApril 1, 2012

Mr Talwar will continue to be a Trustee of The Tribune Trust. Justice Sodhi, who has been a Trustee of The Tribune Trust since 2002, is a Barrister at Law from London's Lincoln Inn with a distinguished track record as a lawyer and judge.more »

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