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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 »

Regency Window fate still unclear
Plain DealerFebruary 1, 2012

Forty-three people have filed complaints against Regency with the Ohio attorney general's office since reports that it had closed without explanation. Emails sent from the Akron Better Business Bureau to Regency's vice president of operations and legal ...more »

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Asset Protection
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$25 billion agreement provides homeowner relief, new protections
Coon Rapids ECM PublishersFebruary 9, 2012

President Obama established the interagency Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force to wage an aggressive, coordinated and proactive effort to investigate and prosecute financial crimes. The task force includes representatives from a broad range of ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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'I promised God that if he would save my baby, I would leave the homosexual ...
LifesiteFebruary 6, 2012

Miller's final act of bravery was her decision to enter into hiding with her child, Isabella, to escape her former lesbian partner Janet Jenkins, who was successfully seeking to transfer custody of Miller's daughter, Isabella, to herself.more »

Charitable Trusts
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Promoter's charitable fundraising ventures burn investors
Vancouver SunFebruary 4, 2012

The "idea" was an investment in his company, Da One Card International Inc. Da One Card was a BC start-up company that was marketing a debit card that combined charitable donations with commercial transactions. The philanthropic theme was consistent ...more »

Santa Monica Bank Robbery Suspect Identified
The Lookout NewsFebruary 1, 2012

... or Sgt. Ira Rutan at (310) 458-8959 or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495. Those with information also can call FBI Agent Steve May at (310) 864-7394. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME...more »

Living Trusts
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Trust chief clarifies comments on peat
Horticulture WeekFebruary 10, 2012

By Jez Abbott 10 February 2012 Wildlife Trusts head of living landscapes Paul Wilkinson has clarified comments he made to the Commons environment, food and rural affairs committee that were seen by some to blame horticulture for all peatland ...more »

Estate Administration
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Middleton lawyer joins new Wakefield firm
Wicked LocalFebruary 11, 2012

Knudsen's time studying at The Citadel and Duke University School of Law led him to focus on dispute resolution, trust and estate administration, and charitable planning, among others. He is noted for involvement in community projects, leading up the ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Arson Suspected in Fort Worth Fatal Fire
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth (blog)February 6, 2012

The owner of the first home told NBC 5 she has power of attorney, medical power of attorney and is the executrix of Hubbard's estate - meaning he had placed her in charge of his affairs should something happen to him. "Whoever set that fire was after ...more »

We'd all benefit from disclosure by drugmakers will serve public
Arizona Daily StarFebruary 1, 2012

Patients may get some insight into such questions thanks to a lesser-known but important provision of the 2010 health-care overhaul law that requires the makers of drugs and medical devices to disclose most payments and gifts to physicians.more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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City Attorney Carmen Trutanich Stands To Reap Windfall From Pension Lawsuit
LA Weekly (blog)February 3, 2012

The City Attorney's Office sued Northern Trust under the California Unfair Competition Law, a broadly written statute that allows plaintiffs to reap civil penalties for illegal or "unfair" business practices. The City Attorney's Office has a team of a ...more »


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