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Steven Pearlstein: Eat your broccoli, Justice Scalia
Washington PostApril 1, 2012

Yet despite the fact that “Obamacare” did all of those things and more, there was not a single brief in support of the law from an organization representing big business. Small businesses have spent the past two decades complaining that the reason they ...more »

Call to slash first home grant for many
The AustralianApril 1, 2012

THE Victorian first home buyers grant should be restricted to newly constructed dwellings to give the building industry a much needed boost, the Urban Development Institute of Australia says. The UDIA is also calling for a further interest rate cut ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Weekly Standard: A Model Intervention
NPRApril 2, 2012

From the standpoint of international law and legitimacy, Libya had it all. First came UN Security Council Resolution 1970, unanimously adopted in Feb. 2011 as Qaddafi's repression against the nascent Libyan opposition began to intensify.more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Monmouth Vicinage to Conduct Elder Law Seminar
Atlantic Highlands HeraldApril 24, 2012

FREEHOLD, NJ - To mark Law Day, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth Vicinage, in collaboration with the Monmouth Bar Association, will hold an Elder Law Seminar on Thursday, May 3 from 10 am to noon at the courthouse of the Monmouth Vicinage, ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Fee fraud: Bombay high court admits PIL, Chhagan Bhujbal faces trouble
Times of IndiaApril 6, 2012

The government has issued a resolution especially to protect students from being asked to fork out exorbitant fees by private professional institutes run by charitable trusts for their profit. Only expenses approved by the All India Council for ...more »

ICE nationwide sweep of criminals nets 64 Arizona arrests
Cronkite NewsApril 3, 2012

“In my 28 years of immigration enforcement, our strategic focus on criminal aliens is the most effective I've ever seen,” Homan said, adding that communities are safer because of such efforts. But Ira Mehlman, spokesman for the Federation for American ...more »

Living Trusts
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The “B- in Apt 23” Is My New Best Frenemy
DivineCarolineApril 11, 2012

We're not just living in the golden age of television—we're living in the golden age of the misanthrope. The dial is full of complicated characters—like House's Dr. Gregory House, Mad Men's Don Draper, Breaking Bad's Walter White, most of the cast of ...more »

Estate Administration
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Logan joins hospice board
Napa Valley RegisterApril 6, 2012

With more than 30 years of experience, Logan is an attorney focusing in the areas of real estate law, business law, estate planning, probate and trust administration. He has been a partner in the Napa law firm of Murphy, Logan and Bardwell since 1983.more »

Power Of Attorney
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End-of-life decisions must be made. Are you ready?
Seacoastonline.comApril 1, 2012

An advance directive has two main parts, a living will and durable power of attorney. A living will, said MacDuffie, allows a person to give guidance on what medical care they'd want to receive or not. "It can be very broad," she said.more »

SEC suit says two former CalPERS officials defrauded equity firm
Bellingham HeraldApril 24, 2012

The suit also accused Villalobos of compromising Buenrostro and other CalPERS officials with tens of thousands of dollars in gifts, including international trips. Such breaches of legal and ethical behavior by CalPERS officials now should be a thing of ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Need a legal classic? Try the Web for historical info
WisBarApril 3, 2012

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., New York Trust Co. v. Eisner, 256 US 345, 349 (1921) April 4, 2012 – When we think of the Web, it is often for current information. It is the perfect source for news events or recent documents from an agency or association.more »


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