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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 »

5 Resolutions for a Healthier & Greener 2012
Care2.comJanuary 1, 2012

We know that the big players in agribusiness will dispute this claim, but it makes sense to us. Organic farms tend to have richer, healthier soil than farms that use fossil-fuel derived fertilizer that's constantly being depleted. ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Will Your Offshore Accounts Land You in Jail
CNBC.comJanuary 5, 2012

As of September 2011, the IRS had collected nearly $3 billion in taxes, interest and penalties from 30000 taxpayers. Lurking in the background is serious jail time, as one father and son in Florida know. In March 2011 the two were sentenced to 10 years ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Kingston's senior scene
Wicked LocalJanuary 9, 2012

... advice and referral services for MA senior citizens (60 years or older) in most areas of civil law including, Social Security/SSI, Veterans Benefits, Mass Health, Medicare, Consumer issues, Public Benefits, Unemployment, Foreclosures, Guardianship, ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Lure of cold fusion backfires
The AustralianJanuary 17, 2012

Mr Smith had offered to invest $200000 with the Byron New Energy Charitable Trust -- headed by local retiree Sol Millin -- if he could be convinced the technology worked. The mastermind behind the alleged technology, Italian physicist Andrea Rossi, ...more »

PNoy's efforts to uphold human rights fall short - HRW
ABS CBN NewsJanuary 23, 2012

By Ira Pedrasa, ABS-CBNNews.com MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino's administration has not done much to uphold human rights in the Philippines, international agency Human Rights Watch said in a latest report. Based on its World Report 2012 ...more »

Living Trusts
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Senior housing become big business across region, nation
Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewJanuary 1, 2012

It said 380 properties valued at $5.2 billion were completed, primarily by real estate investment trusts that specialize in housing for the elderly. In the Pittsburgh region, developers say production of senior citizens complexes often consists of 50 ...more »

Estate Administration
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Tax Relief and Health Care Acts Shape 2011 Returns
Journal of AccountancyJanuary 1, 2012

The Tax Relief Act increased the alternative minimum tax (AMT) exemption amounts for 2010 and 2011 (also known as the AMT patch). For 2011, the amounts are $48450 for unmarried individuals; $74450 for married individuals filing jointly; and $37225 for ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Hundreds of New Laws Go into Effect in 2012
Patch.comJanuary 3, 2012

A new law in California allows active duty military personnel who are serving outside the state to file candidacy papers through a power of attorney. SB 126 will protect farm workers when an employer, acting in bad faith, prevents them from holding a ...more »

Foreclosure lawyer Stern sued by his old company
ReutersJanuary 4, 2012

McGladrey spokesman Scott Franzen said that company does not discuss such litigation. At its 2009 peak, Stern's firm handled 20 percent of Florida foreclosures, and had a foreclosure caseload of 70400, DJSP said. Stern resigned as chief executive of ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Yona mayor to take over Taga'chang Beach
Pacific Daily NewsJanuary 4, 2012

Tony Ada, authorizes the Chamorro Land Trust to sell a portion of Lot No. 87-4-2-R1 in Hagåtña to American Keystone Corp. Ltd. •Public Law 31-166, introduced by Sen. Ben Pangelinan, Speaker Judith Won Pat and Sen. Tina Muña Barnes, updates guidelines ...more »

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