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2011 Year in Review, Police & Courts: Diaz, Cazares sentenced; manhunt ends ...
Quincy Herald WhigJanuary 1, 2012

At the same hearing, Marion County Prosecutor Tom Redington presented Blue Ryno checks signed by Oswalt and made payable to criminal defense attorneys representing Oswalt's daughter in Missouri and Illinois drug cases, as well to her daughter's ...more »

New year brings new taxes, laws to Va., Md.
Washington ExaminerJanuary 1, 2012

After the ball dropped at midnight Sunday, Montgomery County residents were greeted by the state's first bag tax and face the likelihood of higher energy taxes as well. Critics of the county's 5-cent tax on paper and plastic bags in the wealthy ...more »

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Asset Protection
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My Personal DataSafe Helps Estate Planning Attorney's Save Time Gathering ...
PR Web (press release)January 7, 2012

In addition to traditional estate planning topics, this year's Institute offers programs on related areas that can enhance your practice such as elder law, asset protection, and income tax planning. “My Personal DataSafe provides a revolutionary way ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Norway is guilty of violating law which has global sanctity
Daily PioneerJanuary 31, 2012

A Norwegian court had ruled that the two children would stay in two different foster homes until the age of 18 and their natural parents would be allowed to meet them only once a year for one hour. Shockingly, the court added that only if the couple ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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David Cameron has called for the integration of health and social care...
The Guardian (blog)January 5, 2012

Sign up to Society daily email briefing • Cameron orders health and social care merger • Assisted suicide should be legal - report • Assisted suicide report causes mixed reaction among campaigners • Charles Falconer: we need a more humane law • Six out ...more »

Top criminals pursued beyond grave as CAB eyes nest eggs
Irish IndependentJanuary 3, 2012

Michael 'Mica' Kelly, who filled some of the vacuum left by Dunne's murder but was shot dead by Real IRA gangsters in Clongriffin in north Dublin last September. Despite their notorious reputations, none of the three amassed huge wealth. ...more »

Living Trusts
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Ask the experts: Can trustee of living trust take a fee?
Sacramento BeeJanuary 25, 2012

Are fees treated differently than probate fees? Thank you. The language of your family's trust should be reviewed to determine what are allowable trustee fees. Like most trusts, if the wording is vague, it will define trustee fees as "reasonable" ...more »

Estate Administration
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Contracts under Qatari law
Gulf TimesJanuary 3, 2012

Over time a number of customary practices regarding entering into contracts have evolved in Qatar. These practices include such things as initialling or stamping each page of a contract. However, under Qatari law, these practices are not strictly ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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AFB Umore Athletic Complex Well Construction
Rosemount Town PagesJanuary 6, 2012

Bidder's bond must include certified copy of the power of attorney. For bonding purposes, the bid shall be the total of Base Bid items for completed construction, as indicated on the Bid form. No bids will be considered unless sealed and filed with the ...more »

GovWin Recon: Jan. 3, 2012: Obama Signs NDAA; Deltek Reveals Big Opps
govWin (blog)January 3, 2012

He admits to taking the gifts, but maintains they were not in exchange for favorable treatment. Passers-by rescue children from icy Utah river [Yahoo News/AP] – Chris Willden, owner of government contractor STG Investigations, shot out the windows of a ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Mayor at ease in naming his father-in-law city attorney
Buffalo NewsJanuary 9, 2012

Szymanski said he trusts LeBlanc more than anyone else to oversee the city's legal affairs, and he made no apologies for the appointment. “He doesn't want to let me down, and I don't want to fire him, but I will if I have to,” the mayor said. ...more »

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