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Why it's best to spend 2012 between the covers
The IndependentJanuary 1, 2012

The latter should be a real treat for Jacobson's fans: it is set in doomed literary London and stars a downtrodden protagonist with a highly strung, red-haired wife and a deeply troubling mother-in-law.... Attica Locke's The Cutting Season (Serpent's ...more »

Ind. guv praises delay of federal pollution rule
Chicago TribuneJanuary 1, 2012

A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday approved a request by electric power companies, states and other parties seeking to delay the rules until litigation over the regulation plays out. Daniels praised the court's ruling Saturday in a ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Huntsman Heads South With Wall Street Plan Tougher Than Obama
BusinessWeekJanuary 12, 2012

Huntsman, 51, differs from his opponents in his pledge to establish new regulations -- which include capping bank size and imposing a fee on firms deemed too large -- before pushing for Congress to repeal the law. His proposal goes further to limit ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Milton Family Law: Opens Brookfield office
Wisbusiness.comJanuary 5, 2012

She also counsels clients on prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, grandparents' rights, and adoption and guardianship. Her office maintains close relationships with professional counselors to help women prepare for post-divorce life. ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Admit nothing. Explain nothing.
StockhouseJanuary 3, 2012

A few historians believe that JP Morgan published rumors that the Knickerbocker Trust Company (in the ten years up to 1907, trust companies had increased three and a half times, to $1.4bn, compared with state banks, which had doubled to $1.8bn. ...more »

Dissidents pose less of a threat as splits widen
Belfast TelegraphJanuary 3, 2012

Across the Republic's capital, at least two of the hardline republican groups are engaged in diversionary struggles both among themselves and with criminal gangs in the city. The Continuity IRA in Dublin insists it remains united, but there is a ...more »

Living Trusts
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Mark W. Bidwell, Attorney at Law, Opens New Office in Irvine, California
PR Web (press release)January 3, 2012, provides legal representation in Orange County and Long Beach probate courts; attorney prepared living trusts, wills and estate plans; corporate legal counsel for the small business owner and marital settlement agreements for divorce ...more »

Estate Administration
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Attorney Suzanne R. Sayward: 5 ways in which distributions from estates will...
Daily News TranscriptJanuary 5, 2012

By Attorney Suzanne Sayward In September, this column discussed a new law going into effect this month that will affect the way estates are administered in Massachusetts. This law, the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC), also changes how assets ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Sheriff: Food dispute led to Ohio murder-suicide
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionJanuary 11, 2012

Investigators say Leroy Gilkey had power of attorney over his mother, a fact that added to Paul Gilkey's stress, according to Peggy Gilkey. "He felt like that they were pushing him out and trying to take over," Peggy Gilkey said Tuesday. ...more »

Bangalore man harasses wife for dowry after getting BMW, 1.5kg gold
Daily News & AnalysisJanuary 4, 2012

By Santhosh Kumar RB | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA Even after getting a BMW car and 1.5kg gold as 'gift' from his in-laws, a 30-year-old businessman allegedly harassed his wife for more 'gifts'. The woman's father has filed a complaint of dowry ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Minimum alcohol pricing could be introduced to England via by-laws
GP onlineJanuary 4, 2012

Local authorities and health trusts across Manchester have worked together to develop a model by-law setting a minimum price of alcohol at 50p per unit. The move has been supported by Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, chairman of the Alcohol Health Alliance ...more »


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