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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 »

Health care law ruling's effect on voters
NewsdayApril 1, 2012

Click here Print Aa Health care law ruling's effect on voters Published: March 31, 2012 8:04 PM By TOM BRUNE The Supreme Court's decision on whether to strike down the health care law could be a significant factor in the ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Reforms fall short
The AgeApril 4, 2012

But asset-based fees are here to stay. As a protection that disengaged clients of planners would not keep paying open-ended asset-based fees, opt-in would have required planners to contact their clients every two years to get them to agree to ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Consultant: ND guardian system adequate, but lacks state licensing, oversight ...
The RepublicApril 17, 2012

AP BISMARCK, ND — A consultant says North Dakota's guardianship system seems to be working adequately, but there's minimal oversight of guardians' work. Winsor Schmidt is a professor at the University of Louisville's medical school.more »

Charitable Trusts
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Kendall Law Group Investigates DDi Corp. (press release)April 4, 2012

By Business Wire 04/04/12 - 11:09 AM EDT Kendall Law Group, led by former federal judge Joe Kendall, is investigating DDi Corp. (NASDAQ: DDIC) for shareholders in connection with the proposed acquisition by Viasystems Group Inc. The national securities ...more »

Alleged Rapist is Former Macungie Fire Chief
Patch.comApril 1, 2012

Township officials have suspended Andrews without pay pending the outcome of the criminal case. Andrews' attorney, Michael Ira Stump, told the Morning Call that his client will plead guilty to the charges. Township officials issued a statement saying ...more »

Living Trusts
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Identity Tax Scams Blossom in Florida Sun
ForbesApril 10, 2012

Something like a half a million taxpayers since 2008 have been victims of wage and/or identity tax fraud, according to the IRS. These cases have almost tripled between 2009 and 2011, as operators become increasingly sophisticated at stealing Social ...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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MLA's wife eyes grant land
Deccan HeraldApril 3, 2012

An incident of MLA Ramesh Bandisiddegowda's wife obtaining a General Power of Attorney from owner of grant land, has come to light in Srirangapatna taluk. The land measuring 2.20 acre was granted to Nanjamma, who belongs to Scheduled Caste community, ...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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Bitcoin, the City traders' anarchic new toy
ReutersApril 1, 2012

She said EU law required only euros to be accepted as legal tender, but this was superseded by German law that allows those involved in a contract to determine its content. So Bitcoin is at least not illegal there. The situation in the United States is ...more »


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