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Court further confirms rights of mortgagees under Maltese law
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

Through the court-approved private sale, the law seeks to support the mortgagee and other creditors of a defaulting owner by ensuring the best price for the vessel (which is associated with a private sale and not a judicial sale by auction), ...more »

Judge in the dock to defend himself over Franco investigation
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

"When people disappear, it is a permanent crime, which no amnesty law can affect." Outside the court hundreds of supporters of the judge, including British historian Ian Gibson – who has investigated the murder of poet Federico Garcia Lorca by Franco's ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Jefferson Bancshares, Inc. Announces Earnings for the Quarter Ended December ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

MORRISTOWN, Tenn., Feb 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Jefferson Bancshares, Inc. /quotes/zigman/90692/quotes/nls/jfbi JFBI 0.00% , the holding company for Jefferson Federal Bank, announced a net loss for the quarter ended December 31, 2011 of $3.7 million ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Copeland rejoins Gunster law firm in Stuart
TCPalmFebruary 1, 2012

Copeland specializes in estate and trust planning, probate and trust administration, tax preparation and audits, guardianship administration, estate, gift and generation-skipping tax planning, fiduciary representation, advanced estate planning ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Top 20 Fluoride News Stories of 2011
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

17) Pew Charitable Trust uses propaganda, PR and political clout to force more fluoride into people who don't want it. The Pew Charitable Trust paid for lobbyists to misinform Arkansas state legislators into mandating fluoridation statewide which ...more »

Barracks Murders: Killer Jailed For 25 Years
Sky NewsFebruary 10, 2012

The victims were ambushed by gunmen from the Real IRA at the gates of the barracks in Antrim on March 7, 2009, as they went to collect delivery pizzas. Two other soldiers and two pizza delivery drivers were injured in the gun attack. car used in the ...more »

Living Trusts
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Regions Bank and t. Louis American present business seminar Thursday Morning
St. Louis AmericanFebruary 14, 2012

"Ride to Success"will also cover how businesses can leave a legacy and how to protect your assets. Living trusts, annuities, savings, 401Ks and other affordable asset protection and investment options that can create multi generational wealth will be ...more »

Estate Administration
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Property disclosure ranks high among real estate legal disputes
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 5, 2012

Combining surveys of state real estate commissions and other key people in the business with a close analysis of case law and recently enacted statutes, the document identifies potential pitfalls that can ensnare anyone. Property condition disclosures ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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TurboTax Review: PC Software for Easing Your Tax Burden
Notebook ReviewFebruary 1, 2012

With your signed power of attorney, a CPA, attorney, or enrolled agent can actually conduct all audit-related or other contact activities for you. You don't even need to be present at a hearing. Other kinds of tax preparers can accompany you to an IRS ...more »

Bipartisan work proves need for reform
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFebruary 4, 2012

Both the conservative Georgia Tea Party and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's liberal columnist agree that Georgia should invoke an ethics law that actually has teeth — to enforce a dollar limit on the gifts lobbyists may give the legislators they ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Never dwell on fears - let them motivate you
Nassau GuardianFebruary 2, 2012

My first rotation was in what was then called the Banking and Trust area. This is where I got my first taste of financial services. It was unlike anything I had learnt in law school and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was eager to learn about the various ...more »


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