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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 »

Dallas-based Breast Cancer Group Drops Support of Planned Parenthood
KUT NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Planned Parenthood clinical assistant Nicki Bailey discusses the new abortion laws with a patient in Austin. Photo by Eric Schlegel, Texas Tribune by Emily Ramshaw, The Texas Tribune The Dallas-based breast cancer prevention group Susan G. Komen for ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Government efficiency group appoints ex-Slaughters partner as GC
The LawyerFebruary 6, 2012

Lucy Wylde, the current general counsel at the HM Treasury's Asset Protection Agency (APA) has been appointed as general counsel for commercial law of the Government's Efficiency and Reform Group (ERG) – a cross-government role based in the Cabinet ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Ex-judge in Mass. defends forced abortion ruling
Boston.comFebruary 21, 2012

By Denise Lavoie AP Legal Affairs Writer / February 21, 2012 BOSTON—A retired Massachusetts judge on Tuesday defended her decision to order a mentally ill woman to have an abortion and be sterilized against her wishes, and she blasted Boston ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Social conserves win one
Daily Mail - Charleston (blog)February 1, 2012

Similarly, when a handful of states passed laws that would have barred abortion providers (such as Planned Parenthood) from receiving federal dollars through Medicaid, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services stepped in.more »

Shariah law: Aceh's morality police seek greater power
GlobalPostFebruary 7, 2012

Gay rights don't exist: Khalidin's Shariah police chief predecessor, Muddasir, told Reuters last year that “in the prophet's book, people committing (the crime of lesbian coupling) should be beheaded or thrown into the sea, but we don't have that in ...more »

Living Trusts
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Adoption of girlfriend might cost millionaire Goodman
Palm Beach PostFebruary 3, 2012

Search for crimes in your neighborhood; find registered sex offenders living near your home. FDLE allows you to search by county, city, ZIP code and/or pattern for a last name. By Jane Musgrave WEST PALM BEACH — While millionaire John Goodman's ...more »

Estate Administration
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AIPAC Obtained Missile Secrets
Antiwar.comFebruary 6, 2012

He turned the cozy estate-planning industry upside-down after publishing How to Avoid Probate in 1965. The book sold 2 million copies as Dacey barnstormed [.pdf] the country advising Americans how to structure their estates to avoid the costs, delays, ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Law and Order
STLtoday.comFebruary 3, 2012

LOUIS > Despite error, sentence stands for ATM Solutions robber • John Wesley Jones, 37, convicted in the $6.6 million holdup of the ATM Solutions cash depot here, failed Thursday to win a reduction of his 32-year prison sentence.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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First Jobs: 'Trust your gut,' Katherine Kay says
Financial PostFebruary 1, 2012

She received her law degree from Osgoode Hall in 1986. My first legal job was as a summer student at Tory's at the end of second year law school. It was the early days of summer jobs at legal firms, and the process was much less regimented than today ...more »

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