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Commentary: Eagles well-positioned to handle loss of Jason Peters
The RepublicApril 1, 2012

When DeMeco Ryans was available, they had the cap space and surplus draft picks to get him. When DeSean Jackson and Evan Mathis reached the end of their contracts, the Eagles had the money to keep them. They had enough flexibility to extend Trent Cole ...more »

'Massive' Credit Card Data Breach Involves All Major Brands
KRCRTV.COMApril 1, 2012

By Julianne Pepitone and Leigh Remizowski NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- A data breach at a payments processing firm has potentially compromised credit and debit card information from all of the major card brands. Global Payments, a company that processes card ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Final JOBS Act Signed: Significant Reform Impacts Small Business
JD Supra (press release)April 6, 2012

by Akerman Senterfitt on 4/6/2012 President Obama signed into law yesterday the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the "JOBS Act"), which was passed with overwhelming support by both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The JOBS Act includes ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Making Health Care Decisions for Someone Else
Cape May County Herald (press release)April 1, 2012

Sometimes health care decisions must be made by someone who was not even designated in a power of attorney. A “surrogate” decision maker is often empowered by state law to act when the patient has not made a specific choice.more »

Charitable Trusts
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Pershing Square Announces Distinguished Railroad Veteran as Seventh Nominee ...
MarketWatch (press release)April 2, 2012

Tobias is a 40-year veteran of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC), having formerly served as the COO and Vice Chairman of the railroad. Under Tobias' decades-long leadership, NSC evolved into what is widely regarded as the best run railroad in the ...more »

Melville Pharmacist Nabbed In Black Market Prescription Drug Ring
Patch.comApril 5, 2012

In addition to the criminal charges, the Attorney General is seeking $155 million in civil penalties from the defendants. “The ringleaders of this complex scheme not only cheated the state Medicaid program out of millions of dollars, but preyed on some ...more »

Living Trusts
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How to live well on 'nothing a year' - Obeids' financial miracle
Sydney Morning HeraldApril 3, 2012

''Did you make any reference in either of your affidavits to the fact that the vast bulk of your living expenses are paid by the trust?'' asked Mr Sullivan. ''I don't, I don't think so,'' Mr Obeid said. Mr Sullivan accused Mr Obeid of giving false ...more »

Estate Administration
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Buhrman Law Firm, PC Announces New Firm And Location
The ChattanooganApril 13, 2012

Buhrman Law Firm PC is a father and son law firm that focuses mainly in the areas of estate planning, wills and trusts, estate and probate administration, conservatorships and guardianships, business law, tax law and elder law.more »

Power Of Attorney
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Central Coast man guilty of murder
Newcastle HeraldApril 5, 2012

A FINANCIAL adviser facing life imprisonment for murdering a $5million lottery winner who granted him power of attorney remained behind bars last night after appearing in the Supreme Court in Sydney. Police said Peter Joseph Kelly, of Umina Beach, ...more »

Greek Crisis Spurs War on Health Fraud Rooted in Gifts
BloombergApril 1, 2012

Reducing Waste To get a handle on the crisis, Greece promised as part of its debt-financing deal with the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund to reduce public spending on medicine to 2.8 billion euros ($3.7 ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Law Street Tax Karma
Economic Times (blog)April 2, 2012

Several companies have set up their own trusts or foundations for CSR activities. Perhaps companies may need to move these activities within the corporate fold so as to take the tax benefit. However, it would be best for the tax laws to provide that a ...more »


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