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Towels top list of returned gifts
The Canberra TimesJanuary 1, 2012

''A significant amount of people do take gifts back in the hope of exchanging them but many consumers do not understand they are not entitled to an exchange or refund under the law - it's only if it's faulty,'' he said.more »

Chief Justice Defends Peers on Health Law
New York TimesJanuary 1, 2012

In it, he made what amounted to a vigorous defense of Justices Clarence Thomas and Elena Kagan, who are facing calls to disqualify themselves from hearing the health care case, which will be argued over three days in late March. He did not, however, ...more »

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Asset Protection
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How banks get away with inventing profits
The GuardianJanuary 20, 2012

... defined by prevailing UK company law, some of which were acknowledged by the Bank of England's Andy Haldane on Thursday: Example: The July 2010 accounts of HM Treasury's asset protection scheme (APS), the entity that insures RBS's toxic asset book, ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Vingas: Non-Muslims, government getting closer
Today's ZamanJanuary 1, 2012

The law on foundations in 1936 aimed to control non-Muslim foundations by placing them under the guardianship of the VGM. Since then government relations with non-Muslims have become even more troubled than before. The laws on foundations have been ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Of Laws, Cows And People's Mutinies: Will The Beef Ban In BJP-Ruled States ...
CounterCurrents.orgJanuary 8, 2012

The bill was intended to replace the Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Cattle Preservation Act, 1964, to prohibit the slaughter of cows and calves of she-buffaloes, bull, buffalo male or female. It is also aimed at preservation and improvement ...more »

Change in Policy May Help Immigrants Stay in the US
New Hampshire Public RadioJanuary 11, 2012

By Simón Rios President Barack Obama has set a record number of deportations last fiscal year, removing nearly 400000 illegal immigrants. Despite this, a new administration policy set in August allows undocumented immigrants without criminal records to ...more »

Living Trusts
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AWARDS [Central Penn Business Journal (PA)]
Insurance News Net (press release)January 2, 2012

... white-collar governmental investigations and litigation criminal defense; Cunningham & Chernicoff PC , bankruptcy and creditor/ debtor rights, and insolvency and reorganization law; Daley Zucker Meilton Miner & Gingrich LL C, family law mediation; ...more »

Estate Administration
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Changes To Washington Trust Laws Impact Trustees And Beneficiaries
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)January 20, 2012

In addition to the new notice requirements and the statute of limitations provision, the new law also impacts many other areas of trust administration, including the formalization of the revocable trust laws, confirmation of the trust's situs, ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Heir calls Kialegee casino rumors unfounded
Tulsa WorldJanuary 20, 2012

Their father, Paul Chissoe Sr., had a stroke prior to his death, and Darrell Chissoe was given power of attorney to assist in medical decisions. Paul Chissoe Sr. died April 5. "I have no idea what my dad did or who my dad talked to," Chissoe Jr. said. ...more »

Jimmy Dimora trial expected to produce explosive testimony, larger-than-life ...
Plain Dealer (blog)January 1, 2012

Federal prosecutors run a risk, though, of offending the jury if Russo fails to admit his own criminal activity, thus losing credibility, Mearns said. Assistant US attorneys Ann Rowland and Antoinette Bacon also must maintain a safe distance from Russo ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Federal Judge Dismisses Pagat Suit Calling it "Moot"; But Declines to Rule on ...
Pacific News CenterJanuary 1, 2012

... to thank our legal team SNR Denton headed by Nick Yost and Matt Adams and they have contributed and donated over a million dollars worth of legal practices to help us get to where we're at right now,” said Guam Preservation Trust's Joe Quinata. ...more »

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