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Court of appeals rules on ship construction contract dispute
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

"in the Brazilian legal framework there is no legal rule determining that the registration of the vessel construction contract with the respective Maritime Registration Office is a requirement for the validity thereof. The effect of its registration is ...more »

Man charged with homicide in death of baby sitter
Bloomington PantagraphFebruary 1, 2012

Prosecutors charged a Utah man Tuesday with child abuse homicide in the overdose death of his teenage baby sitter whose body was found in a shallow grave more than a month after she was reported missing. Suspect Eric Millerberg also faces charges of ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Show Me the Money: Helping Clients Find and Protect Assets in a Divorce
ABA JournalFebruary 6, 2012

I'm Stephanie Francis Ward, and today we're discussing family law assets recovery with Randall M. Kessler, an Atlanta, Georgia lawyer; and Ira Freedman, who practices in Beverly Hills. Stephanie Francis Ward: Let's start this out–I have a question for ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Iran denies role in bomb attacks on Israeli embassies
Link TVFebruary 14, 2012

...act that infringes on their honor. Guest, Female #2 (Dr. Bashari al-Abeedi, Women's Rights Activist) No one has the right to decide what others should wear. This decision is guardianship over women and undermines women's citizenship. This is wrong.more »

Charitable Trusts
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VFW to Pot Heads: Give us our name back
Peoria Journal Star (blog)February 1, 2012

Prosecutors say Hubbard had registered his group with the Illinois Attorney General's Office of Charitable Trusts and was a licensed fund-raiser. He would tell victims his group picked up where other veterans' groups left off. The perjury charge stems ...more »

New Indictments: How Prosector Preet Bharara Is Bringing Mob Squad Justice to ...
TIMEFebruary 1, 2012

This is one of the first big criminal busts in the world of mortgage bonds, three years after the collapsing value of those complex investment vehicles nearly destroyed the global economy. In the cover story in this week's issue of TIME, Bill Saporito ...more »

Living Trusts
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The Pearls Are Mine!
Wall Street JournalFebruary 3, 2012

When Ms. Krall hired an attorney to help her handle the estate, he urged her to hurry up and sell the house to stop the financial bleeding. A real-estate agent connected her with Ms. Hall, the estate liquidator. In three days, Ms. Hall emptied the ...more »

Estate Administration
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Cuomo Brings Potential Foes Into His Fold
Wall Street JournalFebruary 7, 2012

Andrew Cuomo has built closer relationships with so-called good government groups than perhaps any of his predecessors, folding into his tent a wide spectrum of potential critics on matters of transparency, ethics and campaign finance.more »

Power Of Attorney
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Adami: Sisters want palliative care for dying aunt but gravely ill 98-year-old ...
Ottawa CitizenFebruary 2, 2012

Mondor, who is 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 »

Barneys Hires Law Firm Specializing in Corporate Restructuring, Report Says
DNAinfoFebruary 8, 2012

Sources said the luxury retailer has hired the law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP, which specializes in bankruptcy and restructuring, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Barneys did not directly comment on the matter, though a spokeswoman issued a ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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'Did Corona commit a high crime?'
ABS CBN NewsFebruary 2, 2012

The impeachable act is so grave that it constitutes a high crime," Tamano explained. "Fr. Joaquin Bernas, when he talks about betrayal of public trust in his book, he says betrayal of public trust is a catch-all provision, and even acts that are not ...more »

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