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Former Minister Paroled after Child Sex Abuse Conviction
KATVFebruary 1, 2012

A state representative wants to make sure the law that allowed his release is changed. David Pierce worked at First Baptist Church for about 3-decades. He was beloved and looked up to by many members, but in 2009 men started coming forward with details ...more »

SBIA: Correcting course starts with accountability
San Bernardino SunFebruary 1, 2012

Could it be the owner of the local franchise of Million Air, an upscale refueling facility for private aircraft at San Bernardino International Airport, worried he might not be in business once allegations of fraud were made public?more »

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Asset Protection
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Oilsands Quest Receives Court Approval of $7 Million Sale of Eagles Nest Asset
PR Newswire (press release)February 23, 2012

Oilsands Quest continues to operate under the protection of the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) ("CCAA") with the assistance of a Court-appointed monitor. The Company's common shares remain suspended from trading until either a delisting ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Gov. Corbett's 'Fostering Connections' Proposal Can Benefit Pennsylvania's ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 14, 2012

Yet similar financial assistance ends at age 18 for families who choose to adopt or act as legal guardians to a foster youth. "This disparity actually discourages families from adoption or legal guardianship by financially punishing them if they make ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Saint Warren's dark side
New York PostFebruary 1, 2012

Plus, he plans to use a charitable trust to further shield much of his income from taxes. Much less has been said about Buffett's unsaintly investment record. I won't bore you with every gory detail of his questionable associations, which include ...more »

Ill. Senate committee tables 'Caylee's Law'
Bloomington PantagraphFebruary 8, 2012

... by television crime analysts, triggered a number of states to begin investigating ways to legally punish parents who fail to report a missing child within a reasonable amount of time. The proposal sponsored by state Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, ...more »

Living Trusts
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Shortlist for Pomare state-house rebuild
The Dominion PostFebruary 1, 2012

Housing New Zealand general manager asset redevelopment Sean Bignell said the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust, Wellington Tenths Trust and Palmerston North Maori Reserve Trust had been shortlisted along with two local companies City Living and ...more »

Estate Administration
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IN THE MATTER OF BAUER
Leagle.comFebruary 1, 2012

GARY BAUER, AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF HENRY P. BAUER, DECEASED, PETITIONER-RESPONDENT-APPELLANT; MARC I. WOLTAG, AS GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOR WINSTON GABRIEL BAUER-WOLFE, RESPONDENT-RESPONDENT. Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Earl Jones mortgage case in hands of judge
CJADFebruary 2, 2012

She claims Jones used a 15-year-old power of attorney to take out a $367000 mortgage on her downtown house without telling her, and argues the company and the notary should have consulted her about the transaction. She is seeking reimbursement.more »

A Law School Love Story: Prominent Professor Marries Columbia 3L
Above the LawFebruary 2, 2012

“She has very natural gifts for language; she's just great with them. Maya seems to pick up languages the way I pick up lint. For me, there's no language that I have not butchered! I once told a French couple in Paris that I was an avocado.more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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999 operator sues his ambulance trust employers because he couldn't cope with ...
Daily MailFebruary 1, 2012

Mr Roberts has been given the go ahead by an appeal court judge to take legal action against North West Ambulance Service in Manchester under disability discrimination laws. If he wins he could receive a pay-out of up to £500000 - paid for by the ...more »

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