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Man involved in Mo. police chases sentenced for illegally possessing firearms...
The RepublicApril 1, 2012

The Springfield News-Leader ( ) reported that 48-year-old Timothy Sparks was sentenced for illegally possessing firearms and for counterfeiting. In the first chase Sparks rammed another vehicle and displayed a stolen shotgun.more »

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 »

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Asset Protection
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Surveillance: what the parties said then and now
The GuardianApril 3, 2012

The Liberal Democrat manifesto at the last general election said the party would "introduce a freedom bill to restore the civil liberties that are so precious to the British character" and "strengthen the Data Protection Act and the office of the ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Conservatorship laws vary by state
The TennesseanApril 15, 2012

Beth Harwell R-Franklin discuss the sexual harassment complaint against Kent Williams before the House Ethics Committee meets at Legislative Plaza. / Larry McCormack/The Tennessean The laws used to determine whether a person is mentally or physically ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Legal aid for children gets boost
Tallahassee.comApril 5, 2012

"Children's legal services will be crippled and hurt without this infusion (of money), Duggar added. The legal services are for needy children and run the gamut of issues related to children. Legal representation is needed for kids in foster care, ...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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Leagle.comApril 6, 2012

Upon the death of one of the Foote children, "the trustee [wa]s directed to divide, distribute, and pay over the principal of the trust to the descendants of such child." If the child had no living descendants, the trustee was to pay over "the ...more »

Estate Administration
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Lisa A. Shearman Joins Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, PC.
Citybizlist (press release)April 2, 2012

She is now a member of the firm's Estates & Trust Department. For over 20 years, Ms. Shearman has advised clients throughout the Commonwealth on matters involving estate planning, estate administration, and tax and business succession planning.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 »

American Express Pulls Gift Cards from NJ over Expiration Law
KBOIApril 3, 2012

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- American Express is no longer selling gift cards in New Jersey because a unique law allows the state to claim the money from unspent gift cards after two years. There are similar laws elsewhere, ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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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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