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The net closes on cyber-snoopers
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

Many internet users find these digital devices, which are used by websites to create personal profiles based on use of the Internet, intrusive. The data is used for Online Behavioural Advertising, allowing companies to direct their display adverts at ...more »

Racial study scrutinized in death row inmate's hearing
abc11.comFebruary 1, 2012

Patricia Tornblom, stepmother to the deceased, said she is angered by the hearing. "What do the people of Michigan have to do with us? I mean this is North Carolina," questioned Tornblom. "Why are they down here trying to decide how we make our laws?more »

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Asset Protection
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Ipso facto clauses and insolvency
Clayton UtzFebruary 2, 2012

Our tough insolvent trading laws are often blamed for this, but that's not the view commonly taken by insolvency professionals. They are more likely to point the finger at ipso facto clauses – provisions in contracts that allow one party to terminate ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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The Barthian (Mis-)Appropriation of Paul in Galatians
Patheos (blog)February 8, 2012

So the law given δι' ἀγγέλων means not “through angels” as with most translations but “by angels” (Gal 3:19) turning the law into an “angelic parenthesis”. The guardianship of the law which leads us εἰς Χριστόν, means not the goal of the law itself, ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Synthetic pot a growing worry
North Country Public RadioFebruary 1, 2012

Law enforcement officials, politicians and substance-abuse specialists say this kind of drug is quickly becoming a serious problem in the North Country. The Franklin County Prevention Task Force says brands like K2, Spice and Kush are sold legally, ...more »

Turns out the MPAA badly wanted Megaupload busted
CBS NewsFebruary 1, 2012

DotCom has denied wrongdoing and Ira Rothken, his US attorney, says the government's case is badly flawed. DotCom is expected to fight extradition. Neil MacBride, the US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, who filed the indictment against ...more »

Living Trusts
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Estate planning lesson in a sad, untimely death
InvestmentNewsFebruary 19, 2012

“At the very least, hopefully, a revocable living trust was set up and, even better, a series of trusts that are funded by the estate's assets,” Mr. Mayoras said. “Would you want your 18-year-old daughter to inherit everything in a lump sum?more »

Estate Administration
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Man dedicates his life to finding missing 'moon rocks'
Grand Forks HeraldFebruary 12, 2012

He worked his way up from military aviator and intelligence officer to special agent for the Federal Aviation Administration, later the Department of Transportation and finally NASA. Along the way, he obtained a law degree. At the space agency, ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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A Useful Checklist When Credit Unions are Presented With a Power of Attorney
Credit Union TimesFebruary 1, 2012

By E. Andrew Keeney Credit unions have always found it necessary to review, analyze and, where appropriate, accept a power of attorney that has been signed and presented by a member or on behalf of a member. However, there are increasing situations ...more »

What is a 'value-added tax' and what can it mean for the economy?
Christian Science MonitorFebruary 1, 2012

A well-designed Value-Added Tax, a national consumption levy that would tax household purchases of all goods and services, could simplify the tax code for most households and finance significant reductions in corporate and individual income tax rates ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Guardian contests Goodman's adoption of his girlfriend
Palm Beach PostFebruary 8, 2012

Goodman's reps have said it was a legal move to allow Hutchins to fight a company Goodman believes has mismanaged the trust worth several hundred million dollars he created for his two children. The Wilsons' attorneys argued that the adoption made ...more »

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