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Southaven investigation halts city business
WMC-TVFebruary 1, 2012

SOUTHAVEN, MS- (WMC-TV) – After saying he would not step down, Southaven Mayor Gregg Davis was at work Tuesday while the investigation into his spending has put all city business on hold. When state and federal law enforcement agencies honed in on ...more »

10 top tips on becoming a franchisee
Mirror.co.ukFebruary 1, 2012

1 Find out what franchises are available: There are franchise exhibitions, directories, magazines, all devoted to franchising and starting a business. Start by visiting the British Franchise Association website, www.thebfa.org.more »

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Asset Protection
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Colorado forms public-private partnership to combat ORC
Security Director NewsFebruary 15, 2012

(For more on the Albuquerque Retail Assets Protection Association, read "Public-private model for fighting retail crime spreads across the country.") Besides the obvious benefits borne from retailers and law enforcement sharing information, ...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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Advice agencies in crisis: 'We will just disappear. No one will notice'
The GuardianFebruary 3, 2012

Demand for services is increasing, at a time when impending changes to legal aid threaten to remove funding for large swathes of social welfare law, and when many providers are also facing cuts in local authority grants. The demand for social welfare ...more »

Credit Suisse Worker Surrenders to FBI as Prosecutors Said to Plan Charges
BloombergFebruary 1, 2012

US District Judge Alison Nathan asked Higgs why he committed the crime and whether there was a monetary benefit. “Yes -- a year-end bonus, your honor,” Higgs responded. Switzerland's second-largest bank said in 2008 it would take writedowns on ...more »

Living Trusts
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Column: Transferring house isn't always best move
PennLive.comFebruary 7, 2012

... “50+ Planning Ahead,” with Janet Colliton and Phil McFadden of Home Instead Senior Care. Live streaming is available at that time on www.wche1520.com . Janet Colliton, Esq., limits her practice, Colliton Law Associates PC, to elder law, ...more »

Estate Administration
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Same Sex Marriages And Community Property
JD Supra (press release)February 13, 2012

Thus, the various provisions of the Internal Revenue Code that apply to married individuals (eg, the ability to file joint income tax returns, the estate and gift tax marital deduction, etc.) cannot be used by a same sex couple married under state law.more »

Power Of Attorney
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Ensuring Your Voice is Heard When You Can't Speak
ScoopSanDiego.comFebruary 3, 2012

These documents are the advance health care directive and financial power of attorney. Although no one wants to think they may someday lack the ability or capacity to communicate their desires regarding medical treatment should they become ill or be ...more »

Church of Scientology usurps Florida court in refund case
DigitalJournal.comFebruary 4, 2012

Schippers and Hoverson decided to sue the Church in order to get the money back, but a Florida law states that once a gift has been given, the donor cannot get it back. However, the Church of Scientology has a process that allows donors to regain their ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Withers Bergman LLP Adds Prominent Trusts and Estates Partner
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

Mr. Haranzo has twenty years of experience in the trusts and estates field representing a high--net-worth clientele in both the US and abroad. Although an American who advises primarily on US law, he is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and ...more »

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