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When entitlement to leave lapses under EU law – a neverending story?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

Under German law, the statutory minimum entitlement to leave is four weeks per year. However, six weeks' paid annual leave is often agreed under collective bargaining agreements or in employment contracts. For example, if an employee is unable to work ...more »

Full City: order restored?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

The district court had convicted the third officer for violation of the Pollution Act, but acquitted him of the charges under the Ship Safety Act. The prosecution did not appeal the acquittal; consequently, the appeal court considered only whether the ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Cougar Oil and Gas Canada Enters Into Creditor Protection Following Failure of ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 3, 2012

While under CCAA protection, the Company will continue with its day to day operations. On November 15, 2011, the potential purchaser under a Binding Letter of Intent to acquire some of the Company's non-core assets defaulted on its agreements.more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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GF county officials say vets services continue
Grand Forks HeraldFebruary 3, 2012

But questions about guardianship arise after resignations Grand Forks County officials say that the abrupt resignations of the top two officials in the Veterans Services office last week haven't had a huge impact on the services provided.more »

Charitable Trusts
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Kurt Zellers and Matt Dean are all in for Romney (blog)February 3, 2012

... Bar Association, the Pew Charitable Trust (which actually was intended to be explicitly conservative, and still got captured by the left), and so forth. This week is seeing a good example of the logic and action of O'Sullivan's First Law at work.more »

Police and fire briefs for Feb. 18, 2012
The AdvocateFebruary 18, 2012

Police said Thomas shot and killed Ira Bennett Jr., 19, on the sidewalk outside Bennett's house. Bennett had been accompanied by another man who fled unharmed, police said. The men all knew each other previously, police have said.more »

Living Trusts
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Local Dementia Group Pilot Success For Derbyshire Healthcare
Chesterfield PostFebruary 21, 2012

Occupational Therapists, including April Saunders and Jenny Gould, from Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust's Community Mental Health team for Older People (North East) recently ran a community group therapy pilot, the 'Killamarsh Tuesday Group' ...more »

Estate Administration
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Experts: It's a rough time for law school grads
State JournalFebruary 8, 2012

The biggest practice areas according to the BLS are health care, intellectual property, bankruptcy, corporate and security litigation, antitrust law and environmental law. Hussell added estate planning to the list, especially for states with an aging ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Too healthy for palliative care?
Ottawa CitizenFebruary 2, 2012

Mondor, who has Loranger's power of attorney, noticed an improvement when she visited her aunt Tuesday evening. She talked, was in a good mood and ate some pudding. But until recently, she was on oxygen, was not conscious most of the time, had coughing ...more »

Ask the taxgirl: Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth
ForbesFebruary 1, 2012

They wrote me a check out of the company account and I accepted it thinking it was a gift. I am now being asked to complete a W-9 form. Since this was a “gift” am I required to fill out this form? And am I required to list this amount as income and ...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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