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Audit: For much of 2011, DC lagged on small-biz spending
Washington ExaminerApril 1, 2012

With three months remaining, 84 District agencies spent about $60 million combined with small businesses -- 12 percent of the level the law mandates. Spending figures for the fourth quarter weren't included in the report Branche issued last month, ...more »

Debt, Credit, Tormentors
Albuquerque Journal (subscription)April 1, 2012

Both debt collectors and credit bureaus are supposed to comply with various statutes and regulations, such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act respectively, but violations are rarely punished.more »

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Asset Protection
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Robert R. Beezer, Conservative Voice on Liberal Court, Dies at 83
New York TimesApril 5, 2012

He was appointed in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan after 28 years in private law practice. The capital punishment opinion came in 1994, when Judge Beezer, writing for the majority in a 6-to-5 decision, said that hanging was an acceptable form of ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS Law) Announces the Admission of Three ...
MarketWatch (press release)April 11, 2012

Lynda focuses her practice in the areas of civil and commercial litigation and administrative law. She acts as counsel and gives advice in a broad range of subject areas including insurance law, contractual disputes, negligence cases, ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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ElderNet one of 31 agencies receiving Pew's aid for elderly
Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)April 11, 2012

On April 3, ElderNet learned it would receive $45000 over the next three years from the Pew Charitable Trust. ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth is one of 31 elderly-assisting agencies receiving $4386000 from the Pew Charitable Trust over the next ...more »

Sleeping criminal escaped gun attack on house party
Herald.ieApril 10, 2012

By Ken Foy, Crime correspondent THE criminal who escaped uninjured when a shotgun was fired into a house party on Sunday morning was asleep in bed at the time, the Herald can reveal. Blanchardstown hood David Morgan (22) -- who lost the sight in one of ...more »

Living Trusts
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Matt Wallace: Funding critical to make trusts work
Port Huron Times HeraldApril 1, 2012

Funding includes the proper naming of your trust or individuals as owner or beneficiary of your assets and as additional insureds on your liability insurance policies. The funding of your trusts is critical in making your trust work and having the ...more »

Estate Administration
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URL Pharma, Facebook, Qualcomm, Teva: Intellectual Property
BloombergApril 5, 2012

The appeals court agreed with the trial court, saying that under Wisconsin law, claims for trade-secret protection must be based on “efforts to maintain its secrecy that are reasonable under the circumstances. When Fail-Safe entered into discussions ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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TCAD monitoring report leads to changes
Cookeville Herald CitizenApril 1, 2012

"If a client is competent and signs the power of attorney and is referred to our office, that's a contract the client has signed. We don't have an option but to honor that contract. Now what I have stated in our response is that since TCAD is insistent ...more »

Harper Lee's Sister, Alice, Is 100, Still Practices Law, and Remembers Everything
Daily BeastApril 1, 2012

She is adorable, like a living Roz Chast cartoon character. Miss Alice's hearing is all but gone these days and so the guests, one by one, sidled in close to say happy birthday, hug, kiss, or clutch her hand. A yellow legal pad was on hand.more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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STOLEN TRUST
SunHerald.comApril 1, 2012

The 56-year-old attorney had been urgently summoned to a meeting in Gulfport, where he was born and raised and still practiced law. He left his home in Windemere, Fla., for the airport on a Monday morning, Dec. 13, 2010, his wife, Rachel, said.more »

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