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Law Office Of Brodsky & Smith To Probe Potential Claims Against Parlux Directors
RTT NewsJanuary 1, 2012

The investigation concerns possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law by the Board of Directors of Parlux for not acting in Parlux shareholders' best interests in connection with the sale. by RTT Staff Writer.more »

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 »

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Asset Protection
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As Parents Age, Think About Financing Long-Term Care
Patch.comJanuary 5, 2012

And when the policy that's purchased has inflation protection, it's a good tool for preserving the family's assets. Of course, buying long-term care insurance requires planning far in advance. To encourage individuals to purchase long-term care ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Movie rewind: Cream of the crop of 2011's movies — Part 1
Craig Daily PressJanuary 2, 2012

The high school wrestling team he coaches has had an increasingly losing season, and his law practice is in such dire straits that he must take on legal guardianship of a wealthy old man (Burt Young) with dementia to make ends meet. ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Seven Worthy Resolutions For Retirees
Huffington PostJanuary 7, 2012

Tax laws change and documents may be out of date. Beneficiaries may need to be revised. A basic estate plan includes a will, living will, durable power of attorney and health-care proxy or living will. Resolve to be more charitable, giving to worthy ...more »

Living Trusts
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Who Gets the Vacation Home?
Wall Street JournalJanuary 6, 2012

For example, Ms. Schmidt says, if a house is held in a trust, you might want to build in the option, after several decades, to have it sell the property and distribute the proceeds to the living heirs.more »

Power Of Attorney
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A new year of financial opportunities
Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 2, 2012

Filling out the form will remind you of things left undone — your will, life insurance, health care power of attorney. And it is a handy way to organize documents ranging from a list of your credit cards (and the toll-free numbers to call if your ...more »

Estate Administration
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Across America, the Middle Looks Up for Grabs—Again
Wall Street JournalJanuary 3, 2012

Then, last year, Hamilton County's voters decided Republicans were the ones who had overreached, and by an overwhelming margin voted to overturn a state law the GOP had passed that had reduced the collective-bargaining rights of state workers. ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP Launches Environmental Department; Welcomes ...
PR Web (press release)January 3, 2012

Mr. Farer and his team of environmental attorneys at GRS&D, including partners Jay A. Jaffe, David A. Roth and Marcie R. Horowitz, will draw upon their collective experience to advise the firm's business clients on the impact of environmental laws on ...more »

A 'Cake Boss' Wish Comes True for Mother and Daughter
Patch.comJanuary 5, 2012

Restaurant menus occasionally stump us—too many choices—and when people ask us what we'd like for gifts? Forget about it. So when the calendar page flipped to November a few weeks ago and I asked both kids what they would like for their holiday gifts...more »

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