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Six former Bell council members lose appeal
Los Angeles TimesJanuary 1, 2012

Previous judges have chastised the former council members. In rejecting their motion to drop the charges earlier this month, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy issued a scathing 10-page ruling brushing aside the politicians' ...more »

Police told to submit charge sheet in man's slaughter case
The News InternationalJanuary 1, 2012

The Administrative Judge of Anti Terrorism Courts in Karachi directed the investigation officer (IO) to submit charge-sheet against a woman and her nephew, who are facing the charges of killing a man and chopping his body into pieces in Shah Faisal ...more »

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Asset Protection
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U.S. Department of the Treasury Seized & Forfeited General Property Program
Sacramento BeeJanuary 3, 2012

Proceeds from the auction are returned to the US Treasury's Asset Forfeiture Fund for the continuation of law enforcement efforts by the participating agencies: US Customs & Border Protection, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Azhar reform draft law stirs controversy
Al-Masry Al-YoumJanuary 9, 2012

As to bringing the endowments under Al-Azhar guardianship, Wassel said the matter was not even discussed. For his part, Othman expressed his vehement opposition to such proposals. “Al-Azhar has a lot of responsibilities in different social, ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Doctor's dismissal leaves patient, hospital donor in a quandary
Santa Fe New Mexican.comJanuary 2, 2012

Daniel Gorham and his brothers now serve on the board of the Frank D. Gorham Jr. and Marie K. Gorham Charitable Foundation. Since 1999, it has donated more than $11 million to New Mexico nonprofits. The trust has demonstrated its diverse interests ...more »

Two men held over 1974 RUC inspector's murder
BBC NewsJanuary 11, 2012

The RUC officer raced to the scene and died after a shoot-out with members of the Official IRA. Detectives said they were armed with two submachine guns and a pistol. Insp Elliott was posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal. Insp William Elliott.more »

Living Trusts
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Kolkata Marwaris feel threatened after Mamata's reaction on AMRI fire
Economic TimesJanuary 5, 2012

The fallout: a spate of resignations from company directorships and charitable trusts because of the fear an accident may mean incarceration for directors. At least 10 members of the community, who spoke to this paper, said they had resigned from ...more »

Estate Administration
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Executor's job 'big and thankless'
Calgary HeraldJanuary 2, 2012

Accounts are a detailed statement of all of the money collected and paid out during estate administration. Each beneficiary was asked to approve the accounts before the money would be sent out. Some of them dragged their heels. ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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7 resolutions for retirees in 2012
The Associated PressJanuary 5, 2012

A basic estate plan includes a will, living will, durable power of attorney and health-care proxy or living will. 5. Be more generous. Resolve to be more charitable, giving to worthy causes for others as well as your loved ones. ...more »

Critics of Gableman haven't made their case
Milwaukee Journal SentinelJanuary 6, 2012

They do not come cheaply. Unlike the rest of us, Gableman could not establish a "defense fund" to cover fees because contributions to it would have been gifts. That is precisely why state law allows a prevailing judge to collect fees. ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Land trusts work
Toledo BladeJanuary 1, 2012

Ohio has active 44 land trusts. New figures show that the Black Swamp Conservancy in Perrysburg locked down 5572 acres in Ohio between 2005 and 2010, most of it farmland. The law that created the Clean Ohio Fund authorizes Ohio to sell as much $50 ...more »


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