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The US Treasury is Aiming to Lower the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)February 1, 2012

Ideal Tax Solution is amongst these companies broadening their horizons to assists all Americans tax problems. The US Treasury discussed a few months ago, possibly working with the FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) to lower the standards on it ...more »

Feinstein begins to replenish campaign account
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 1, 2012

Durkee is facing a federal mail-fraud charge. Feinstein, who is a heavy favorite to win her fourth full term in the Senate, quickly replenished her campaign, loaning it $5 million. In all, her campaign has about $6.6 million in the bank, ...more »

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Asset Protection
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CFPB to police credit bureaus, debt collectors
MarketWatchFebruary 16, 2012

The proposal would allow the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to examine roughly 200 firms, including large debt collectors such as Encore Capital, Asset Acceptance, NCO Group and Portfolio Recovery Associations. In addition, the bureau plans to ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Gunfights in Saudi Oil Province Show Spread of Iran Tensions
BloombergFebruary 13, 2012

The US State Department noted in a human-rights report on Saudi Arabia published in 2009 that Shiites in the kingdom face “significant political, economic, legal, social and religious discrimination condoned by the government.” Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Civil Rights Attorneys Respond to City of Austin's Renewed Attack on the Civil ...
Christian News Wire (press release)February 1, 2012

If it were, it would be unnecessary because those laws already exist. It is instead a thinly-veiled imposition of unconstitutional 'government speech' and the restriction of the free speech of non-commercial organizations, like Austin LifeCare, ...more »

Watercooler Stories
UPI.comFebruary 2, 2012

Rabbi Ira Budow, director of a Hebrew academy in the Philadelphia suburbs, said he visited the holy location last month in full Giants gear just before the team's victory over the Green Bay Packers, the New York Post reported Wednesday.more »

Living Trusts
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Preserving Estate Tax Spousal Exemption Portability and Avoiding Malpractice
Accounting TodayFebruary 13, 2012

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 expanded the exemption equivalent to the estate tax credit (“exemption amount”) to $5 million. Moreover, it introduced the concept of exemption portability which, ...more »

Estate Administration
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Indiana Super Lawyers Honors Four Stites & Harbison Attorneys
Citybizlist (press release)February 15, 2012

Formerly office executive member of the Jeffersonville, Ind., office, he is active in corporate, trusts, estates and tax law. Lanum is certified as an Estate Planning and Administration Specialist by the Indiana State Bar Association's Estate Planning ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Earl Jones victim suing notary, insurance firm
CTV.caFebruary 1, 2012

Electa McMaster says the fraudulent financial planner convinced her to give him a power of attorney over her affairs, then abused that trust to mortgage her house without her knowledge. Now McMaster is suing the notary involved in the case, ...more »

Five Reasons To See ... The Daughter-in-Law
WhatsOnStage.comFebruary 7, 2012

not here! These women are gifts of parts for any actress. Good, strong, passionate women with all the complexities, desires and insecurities that actors thrive on exploring. The Daughter-in-Law runs at the Lowry from 23 February - 10 March 2012.more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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999 operator sues his ambulance trust employers because he couldn't cope with ...
Daily MailFebruary 1, 2012

Mr Roberts has been given the go ahead by an appeal court judge to take legal action against North West Ambulance Service in Manchester under disability discrimination laws. If he wins he could receive a pay-out of up to £500000 - paid for by the ...more »

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