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SC Treasurer Sounds Alarm About State Investments
News Channel 7February 1, 2012

He says the legislature doesn't need to pass any new laws regarding the state's investments; the current laws just need to be enforced. So who enforces those laws? "In some cases it's the treasurer; some cases the Budget and Control Board; ...more »

When entitlement to leave lapses under EU law – a neverending story?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

Under German law, the statutory minimum entitlement to leave is four weeks per year. However, six weeks' paid annual leave is often agreed under collective bargaining agreements or in employment contracts. For example, if an employee is unable to work ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Firm hired for Citizens' appeal
The AdvocateFebruary 1, 2012

The law firm filed an emergency request with the Supreme Court to stop plaintiffs' attorneys from seizing Citizens' assets while Gibson, Dunn prepares its request for a Supreme Court review of the state court judgment. Citizens is fighting a March 2009 ...more »

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

In her ruling, she granted a petition from the woman's parents to have their daughter declared incompetent and awarded guardianship to them for the purpose of consenting to the abortion. Harms' ruling drew spirited debate among bloggers on both sides ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Khaleda goes to court
Daily Star OnlineFebruary 2, 2012

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia appeared before a Dhaka court yesterday and received permanent bail in a case filed for abusing power in setting up Zia Charitable Trust. Meanwhile, another Dhaka court adjourned till March 18 the charge-framing hearing ...more »

So what's life really like for women when their men are in jail?
Belfast TelegraphFebruary 8, 2012

In the light of where we lived, I was initially worried about what people would have said, but the attitude in our loyalist working class community was that if you weren't IRA, you were UVF. Other people may have thought they were in there getting kept ...more »

Living Trusts
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Do I Need a Trust? Part 2
Hoosier Ag TodayFebruary 20, 2012

But the same provisions also could be included in a last will and testament. And there are other ways to save death taxes that don't include the use of a living trust or a will. My creditors can't get to property that I hold in a revocable trust.more »

Estate Administration
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MacCulloch joins Montecito Bank & Trust Wealth Management Division
Santa Barbara IndependentFebruary 3, 2012

MacCulloch has been affiliated with local financial services companies for many years and is well regarded in the community for his expertise in trust and estate administration, estate planning, and corporate and real estate law.more »

Power Of Attorney
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Crime Stoppers of Halton Needs Your Help
Burlington.netFebruary 1, 2012

SALT also offers a series of education seminars to seniors groups and caregivers, covering personal safety, home security, driving safety, frauds and scams, and the abuse of Power of Attorney. SALT runs the Halton Seniors Helpline, which works as a ...more »

Organ Donation Association Supports Living Organ Donation
Sacramento BeeFebruary 5, 2012

Each state has a Uniform Anatomical Gift law that protects and facilitates deceased donation. For more information about donation or how to become a designated donor in your state, please visit Donate Life America at http://donatelife.net.more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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John Goodman's adoption ploy bends law's intent
Palm Beach PostFebruary 4, 2012

"It's not the intent of the law," said Charlotte Danciu, a Boca Raton adoption attorney. "Adoption is to create a legal parent-child relationship, not to create a legal relationship." That Goodman adopted Heather Hutchins, his girlfriend of three years ...more »

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