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Reportage: Looking to liability
Insurance AgeFebruary 1, 2012

Arguably, what the wide vista of liability reveals is that a broker's learning does not cease with their product knowledge. For Neil Grimshaw, director at Ravenhall Risk Solutions, educating clients on risks and building a long-term partnership is a ...more »

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against K12, Inc.
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

BENSALEM, Pa., Jan 31, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of K12 Inc. ("K12" or the "Company") /quotes/zigman/477398/quotes/nls/lrn LRN ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Ipso facto clauses and insolvency
Clayton UtzFebruary 2, 2012

Our tough insolvent trading laws are often blamed for this, but that's not the view commonly taken by insolvency professionals. They are more likely to point the finger at ipso facto clauses – provisions in contracts that allow one party to terminate ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Gov. Chris Gregoire signs Washington state marriage equality bill
LGBTQ NationFebruary 14, 2012

Washington Governor Chris Gregoire on Monday signed into law the measure passed last week by the state legislature that legalizes same-sex marriage, making Washington state the seventh in the nation to allow same-sex couples to marry.more »

Charitable Trusts
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Gerber/Hart move poses questions
Windy City TimesFebruary 1, 2012

What WCT found is an organization struggling to stay compliant, quiet about its operations and more than two months behind on submitting its annual IRS form 990 on its finances. On or around Jan. 22, a large red rental sign appeared in the window of ...more »

Leonard Hamilton: The Game Changer
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)February 5, 2012

Democrat files By Ira Schoffel GASTONIA, NC — As the ball plunged through the net and Florida State's players sprinted in the direction of shooting guard Michael Snaer, Cameron Indoor Stadium was awash with emotion. The 9000 Duke fans in attendance ...more »

Living Trusts
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New Service for Hawaii Timeshare Owners with Unfunded Trusts
PR Web (press release)February 27, 2012

Timeshare owners who have a trust but have not completed the transfer of assets into the trust will not avoid probate. The trust is in reality a glorified Will. Deed and record will prepare a quit claim deed to fund for living trusts, prepare and file ...more »

Estate Administration
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Professional Probate Instructions Continue to Fall
MarketWatch (press release)February 6, 2012

Our services include will-writing, Probate and estate administration, conveyancing, personal injury, family law and employment law. Free, no obligation legal advice is provided with all these services. We operate nationally and, in the last year, ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Stamp duty on non-registrable documents fetches Rs. 400 cr.
The HinduFebruary 6, 2012

The documents include sale agreements, general agreements, share certificate, lease deeds, power of attorney, insurance policies, lease deeds in respect of movable and immovable properties and memorandum relating to share transaction.more »

What is a 'value-added tax' and what can it mean for the economy?
Christian Science MonitorFebruary 1, 2012

A well-designed Value-Added Tax, a national consumption levy that would tax household purchases of all goods and services, could simplify the tax code for most households and finance significant reductions in corporate and individual income tax rates ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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No reason to trust Maryland liberals on marriage
Washington ExaminerFebruary 13, 2012

Martin O'Malley last week, telling members of the House of Delegates about how they support the Civil Marriage Protection Act, a proposed law that would allow same-sex marriage in Maryland. Supporters of the proposed law claim that all they want is for ...more »

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