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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 »

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 »

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Asset Protection
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Rush expected before estate exemption ends
North Bay Business JournalJanuary 9, 2012

Barring any subsequent legislation, the rate will drop to a $1 million exemption for individuals in 2013, and estate assets exceeding that amount will be taxed at 55 percent. Several local experts said that there was little chance that a revenue-hungry ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Keane's Legal Claimant Services Division Adds Estate Litigation Experts
MarketWatch (press release)January 4, 2012

NEW YORK, Jan 04, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Keane, the country's only comprehensive provider of unclaimed property consulting, unclaimed property reporting, and communication solutions, today announced that it is expanding its Legal Claimant Services ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Tax Benefits
Radiance ViewsweeklyJanuary 2, 2012

It was expected that the new legislation shall improve upon the Act already existing so that compliance may become easier for and attractive to income tax assesses. It is an established fact that easy tax laws attract better compliance. ...more »

Annual Steuben County Sex Offender Registry Helps Public Safety
WETM-TVJanuary 6, 2012

Under Meagan's Law, 212 of them were required to update their contact information with local authorities Friday. The Steuben County Sheriff's Office held their annual Sex Offender Registry Day. Their presence depends on the severity of the crime they ...more »

Living Trusts
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On her own, she is the real Shelby Lynne
Kansas City StarJanuary 11, 2012

So these days, her career is in the hands of the person she trusts most: herself. Lynne is living happily outside the music industry, doing things her way and answering only to herself. In October, she released “Revelation Road,” the third album on ...more »

Estate Administration
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Romney's tax plan would slash revenue, reward the wealthy
Los Angeles TimesJanuary 5, 2012

Compared with current law, under which the Bush tax cuts – and some additional cuts passed under President Obama – would expire at the end of this year, Romney's plan would result in a $600-billion reduction in federal revenue in 2015. ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Where there's a will, there's a significant savings
Vancouver SunJanuary 6, 2012

A single uncomplicated will costs about $250 for a notary to prepare, while a will with several related documents, such as power of attorney or an advance health care directive, will cost about $1000 for a couple, he said. If you leave your affairs to ...more »

Giving gifts to teachers not corruption
Shelby County ReporterJanuary 3, 2012

Well good thing you aren't doing it now, because you and the teacher would be in violation of the new Alabama State Ethics Law. In last year's special session, the Alabama State Legislature passed a measure aimed at limiting the gifts that legislators ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Happy New Year: Don't Bother Asking for an Attorney When You're Detained
Indian Country Today Media Network.comJanuary 2, 2012

... and would not affect how the law is interpreted by subsequent administrations. Obama's signing of the bill unleashed a backlash of criticism from civil and human rights organizations, social justice and civil libertarian commentators. “Trust me” is ...more »


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