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Gyms investigated for unfair contracts
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

'The magic of the cup' isn'ta term often used to describe Spain's premier domestic cup competition,... Fears about flooding are rising - but of more pressing concern is the ending of the government agree... They were 27 days into their journey when ...more »

The US Treasury is Aiming to Lower the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)February 1, 2012

Ideal Tax Solution is amongst these companies broadening their horizons to assists all Americans tax problems. The US Treasury discussed a few months ago, possibly working with the FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) to lower the standards on it ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Don't Back Down
The INDsiderFebruary 1, 2012

And Lafayette will never again have this kind of asset in the heart of the city. Davidson, however, was back at it in 2005. Because his neighbors' passion to protect their quaint and historic piece of Lafayette from commercial intrusion had squashed ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Susan Fuertes, Nathan Milliron and Sarah Robbins Join Hughes Watters Askanase LLP
MarketWatch (press release)February 13, 2012

The main emphasis of Fuertes' legal career has been consumer and business bankruptcy. She has represented creditors, bankruptcy trustees, and debtors. She also has experience in property tax collections, wills, probate, guardianship, and general civil ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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$144-million charitable tax scheme class action certified
Canadian Lawyer MagazineFebruary 3, 2012

The brainchild of financial software businessman Edward Furtak, the gift program enlisted a $2500 donation from donors like Cannon, who would then become part of a private charitable trust he created in Bermuda. This would then lead to acquired units ...more »

Ex-Credit Suisse CDO Chief Charged in Scheme to Boost Bonuses
BusinessWeekFebruary 2, 2012

Serageldin, 38, who lives in the UK and led the securities department of Credit Suisse's investment banking division, was named in an indictment unsealed yesterday in New York. Two of his former subordinates, David Higgs, 42, and Salmaan Siddiqui, 36, ...more »

Living Trusts
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About Real Estate: Robots may greet you at next open house
Chicago Daily HeraldFebruary 3, 2012

After he passes, the trust could enable the house and other assets to quickly be inherited by you instead of suffering through long and costly probate proceedings. • For the booklet “Straight Talk About Living Trusts,” send $4 and a self-addressed, ...more »

Estate Administration
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Who should pay the $200 million for nursing home death? It's complicated
Tampabay.comFebruary 5, 2012

"Instead, decisions are being made by a real estate investor in New York.'' Lack of transparency can contribute to bad care, said Evin Isaacson, a fellow at the National Senior Citizens Law Center. If regulators can't decipher who ultimately makes ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Documents with name of missing businessman seized from legal firm
The Borneo PostFebruary 3, 2012

Among the exhibits tendered in the court and identified by Koh were court documents and a sale and purchase agreement between Muthuraja and Southern Symphony Sdn Bhd , which was owned by Sosilawati, and a power of attorney to the businessman, ...more »

Valentine's Day In Vegas? Think Organized Crime
ForbesFebruary 10, 2012

Opening February 14, The Mob Museum is a $42 million makeover of the historic Las Vegas Post Office - where numerous organized crime trials were held. While most of the country will celebrate February 14th with heart shaped boxes of candy, ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Doctors Not Always Open, Honest With Patients, Survey Finds
WBURFebruary 8, 2012

... comes to health reform laws? News you can use, carefully digested and curated. News on the state's largest health insurers; the effects of health care reform on coverage; rising premium costs. You trust your doctor to deliver all the facts, right?more »


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