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Landowners face jail threat over bird deaths
Scotland on SundayJanuary 1, 2012

The landmark “vicarious liability” legislation allows the prosecution of landowners or managers who fail to take steps to ensure staff and contractors act within the law. The legislation applies to the unlawful killing of wild birds and the possession ...more »

State's top court to hear developer's suit over records
New Jersey HeraldJanuary 1, 2012

As part of the trial case decision, the judge said it appears that Chelsea Property Group was "lending aid to assistance to the Law Clinic" but that Sussex Commons "is not entitled to the substance of those communications." Kelly filed an appeal to the ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Protecting Your Future: Getting home medical care via a pooled income trust
Times Herald-RecordJanuary 1, 2012

Bonnie Kraham is an attorney practicing elder law estate planning with Ettinger Law Firm, 75 Crystal Run Road, Town of Wallkill. She can be reached at 692-8700, ext. 119, or at This column is intended to provide general ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Court Gives Custody Standing to Non-Parent in Colorado Case
Law Firm Newswire (press release)January 5, 2012

The court sided with Smith on the issue of primary guardianship because the trial court had not proven that Smith was an unfit parent. “This case shows that the court wants to give the child to the parents,” Thode said. “It is important to have a child ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Trust tribute to Carmen
Sydney Star ObserverJanuary 12, 2012

A charitable trust has been set up to commemorate transgender icon Carmen Rupe, and the community on both sides of the Tasman, has been called to get involved. Close friend Jurgen Hoffman said the trust would be a fitting tribute to honour the trail ...more »

Could the secret archive in Boston end our peace?
Belfast NewsletterJanuary 11, 2012

... which could solve some of the Troubles' most barbaric crimes. Subsequent newspaper articles identifying that former IRA bomber Dolours Price had deposited an interview with the college and her admission that she drove Mrs McConville to her death, ...more »

Living Trusts
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Government gives £150m funding boost for social care
Which?January 4, 2012

Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley has pledged £150m extra funding for Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to alleviate the impact of social care needs on hospitals. A White Paper on social care is to reveal detailed plans for funding reform later this year. ...more »

Estate Administration
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Charles E. Dunn, Environmental Attorney and Partner of Giarmarco, Mullins ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)January 9, 2012

Areas of practice include family law, corporate and business law, health care law, business transactions, estate planning, commercial litigation, governmental law, real estate, creditors' rights, criminal law, employment and labor law, and workers' ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Murder suspect may have had financial motives
Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 4, 2012

Mark Lewis also was upset that his sister had power of attorney over their mother, according to the filings. He was facing eviction when his mother and sister stopped depositing $300 from his government disability money into his bank account. ...more »

Three Kings Day celebrations set
Buffalo NewsJanuary 5, 2012

The custom dates back to the early 16th century and is celebrated 12 days after Christmas to commemorate the biblical story of Melchior, Gaspar and Balthazar, the three kings who visited Jesus after his birth bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Bahamas Set To Upgrade Financial Services Legislative Framework
Tax-news.comJanuary 2, 2012

The FSB said that, among the changes, amendments to the Trustee Act, Purpose Trust Act, Rules against Perpetuities act and the new Executive Entity Bill confirm the Bahamas as a leading wealth management jurisdiction. In addition, the Companies ...more »


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