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Regency Window fate still unclear
Plain DealerFebruary 1, 2012

Forty-three people have filed complaints against Regency with the Ohio attorney general's office since reports that it had closed without explanation. Emails sent from the Akron Better Business Bureau to Regency's vice president of operations and legal ...more »

SD ag-mediation service could soon cover feds, too
AberdeenNews.comFebruary 1, 2012

By Bob Mercer, American News Correspondent The state House of Representatives supported a major expansion of South Dakota's agriculture mediation program Tuesday. House members agreed that services should become available to people or organizations ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Webster Bank Announces Results of Fixed Price Cash Tender Offer for 5.875 ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 7, 2012

This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as "believes," "anticipates," "expects," "intends," ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Leagle.comFebruary 1, 2012

Guardianship matters still sound in equity despite extensive regulatory statutory schemes. Here, the court appointed a guardian for the person and estate of an elderly impaired woman and then approved the management of the estate by that guardian.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 »

Credit Suisse exec charged in NY mortgage probe
BusinessWeekFebruary 2, 2012

"They papered over more than a half billion dollars in subprime mortgage-related losses to secure for themselves a big payday at the same time that many people were losing their homes and their jobs." Serageldin, 38, a US citizen living in England, ...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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The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200
The American LawyerFebruary 3, 2012

He most recently served as deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's criminal division, where he oversaw the fraud and appellate sections. While in that post, Andres prosecuted ex–Credit Suisse broker Eric Butler, who was convicted ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Nephew Jailed for Stealing from Elderly Uncle
Syracuse Journal-DemocratFebruary 1, 2012

In March 2011, Rakosnik moved into his uncle's Pawnee City home and was given durable power of attorney. The investigation revealed during that time, he sold land, cashed out CD's and transferred money from this uncle's bank account.more »

DOJ paying legal fees for prosecutors who botched case
USA TODAYFebruary 2, 2012

Records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show the department paid about $1.6 million since 2009 to private lawyers representing the six prosecutors targeted by that court investigation. It paid an additional $208000 to defend three ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Leagle.comFebruary 1, 2012

Rhona Pessel IRA Account, Defendant, represented by Howard Brian Prossnitz, Howard B. Prossnitz, The Law Offices of. Sylvia Stiftel, Trustee for trustee Sylvia Stiftel Trust Account, Defendant represented by Howard Brian Prossnitz, Howard B. Prossnitz, ...more »


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