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Whistleblowers Sue FDA, Claim Emails Monitored
MedPage TodayFebruary 1, 2012

The FDA staffers are accusing the FDA of violating their Fourth Amendment rights, which protect against illegal searches and seizures, and their Fifth Amendment rights, which protect against abuse of government authority. Collecting emails to use ...more »

TripAdvisor rebuked over 'trust' claims on review site
BBC NewsFebruary 1, 2012

TripAdvisor has been ordered to rewrite some of its marketing claims by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority. The ruling follows complaints by hotels that the site had said that its holiday reviews could be "trusted". The ASA said it was concerned ...more »

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Asset Protection
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The Oklahoma Bankruptcy Lawyers at Atkins & Markoff Alert Public to a ...
Houston ChronicleFebruary 7, 2012

The Oklahoma bankruptcy attorneys at the law firm of Atkins & Markoff, whose time is dedicated to helping businesses and consumers resolve their financial difficulties by way of bankruptcy protection and other debt reduction and elimination strategies, ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Judicial races wide open in Gwinnett
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFebruary 1, 2012

Walter J. Clarke, Robert Mock and Dawson Jackson -- chief judges in the Probate, State and Superior courts, respectively -- intend to retire at the end of 2012. And their impending departure has quite a few attorneys sparring for their turn on the ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Send to a friendOpen Mike, Feb 3-5, 2012
PoliticoFebruary 4, 2012

Charitable organizations exist to lift up the vulnerable. Few are more vulnerable than poor women needing lifesaving cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood or child rape survivors menaced by Jerry Sandusky and his Penn State enablers.more »

The Game Changer
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)February 5, 2012

Democrat files By Ira Schoffel GASTONIA, NC — As the ball plunged through the net and Florida State's players sprinted in the direction of shooting guard Michael Snaer, Cameron Indoor Stadium was awash with emotion. The 9000 Duke fans in attendance ...more »

Living Trusts
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News of interest to Arlington's active seniors:
Sun GazetteFebruary 8, 2012

DISCUSSION FOCUSES ON WILLS, LIVING TRUSTS: A discussion of the differences between wills and living trusts will be presented on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 11 am at Langston-Brown Senior Center. For information, call (703) 228-6300.more »

Estate Administration
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A low point in law enforcement
Trinidad & Tobago ExpressFebruary 12, 2012

James lamented that Kamla Persad-Bissessar's Government did not display the right orientation to governance as they had not learned from the failures of history and the past PNM (People's National Movement) administration. Taking a leap into academic ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Doctor gives advice on how to age healthfully
The Keene SentinelFebruary 5, 2012

He also reminds us that everyone — but especially older people — should have a durable power of attorney for health care and a living will on file with the primary care physician. Women have long outnumbered men, three to one at age 75.more »

Ethics Pick Questioned
Wall Street JournalFebruary 3, 2012

In his public statement, Mr. Silver praised Ms. Biben, saying she's a "highly qualified individual who is well respected by her peers throughout the legal community." Mr. Cuomo cheered the appointment. He called Ms. Biben "a career prosecutor and the ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Don't Trust, Verify MagazineFebruary 1, 2012

For the most part, executives understand the point of the 34-year-old law and have designed compliance programs to minimize the risk of their company or business partners violating the FCPA. Yet, straightforward as such compliance may sound, ...more »


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