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Crimes give Akron, Ohio, area national exposure in 2011
Bellingham HeraldJanuary 1, 2012

"Ohio police find third body investigating murder spree," the Telegraph reported to its London readers in December. For a region more used to seeing the spotlight cast on its Goodyear blimp, the All-American Soap Box Derby or LeBron James, ...more »

2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class $30900
Arkansas Online (subscription)January 1, 2012

This honor is reserved for only a select few Lexus franchise dealers nationwide. In order to qualify a dealer must maintain the highest levels of customer satisfaction in both sales and service. Parker Lexus is Arkansas' largest luxury franchise. ...more »

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Asset Protection
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California Adds Death-Benefit Law as U.S. Seeks More Disclosures
San Francisco ChronicleJanuary 3, 2012

3 (Bloomberg) -- California, the most populous US state, enacted a law this week to protect life-insurance beneficiaries as the federal government seeks to boost disclosures for survivors of its employees. Insurers must obtain written declarations from ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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EU must press Hungary to respect human rights norms
IEWY NewsJanuary 18, 2012

The new Constitution, which took effect on 1 January, may create barriers for citizens to complain to the Constitutional Court and discriminate against LGBTI people in Hungary, while restrictive media laws introduced in late 2010 threaten freedom of ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Charity writes off $2.4m
Stuff.co.nzJanuary 4, 2012

The financial statements show RSM Law Contributory mortgages held $221900, however "some mortgage investments are in default and have stopped paying interest. RSM Law limited are taking action to recover the outstanding principal. ...more »

Arrests in NZ over internet piracy probe
Radio New ZealandJanuary 20, 2012

The lawyer for Megaupload says it will vigorously defend itself against the criminal allegations of copyright infringement and money laundering. American-based lawyer Ira Rothken said the US government decided it was going to be both prosecutor and ...more »

Living Trusts
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Author of book about avoiding taxes gets 5 years in prison
Pittsburgh Post GazetteJanuary 26, 2012

By Torsten Ove, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Donald Turner, the author of a book on how to beat US taxes by transferring businesses to phony offshore trusts, was sentenced today in Erie to five years in federal prison and taken directly to jail in handcuffs ...more »

Estate Administration
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Blair Inc: How Tony Blair makes his fortune
Telegraph.co.ukJanuary 7, 2012

With a profit of £1 million - on which he pays tax of £315000 - that leaves Windrush Ventures with about £8 million of “administrative expenses” unaccounted for. There is no obligation under company law to say what happens to that money. ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Victor man accused of draining mother's bank account
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleJanuary 6, 2012

Munger was accused of abusing his power of attorney status, which he had well before the reported thefts. The bank revoked his access to his mother's account in November 2009, Eifert said. Another relative currently has the power of attorney on the ...more »

Doctor's dismissal leaves patient, hospital donor in a quandary
Santa Fe New Mexican.comJanuary 2, 2012

Daniel Gorham and his brothers now serve on the board of the Frank D. Gorham Jr. and Marie K. Gorham Charitable Foundation. Since 1999, it has donated more than $11 million to New Mexico nonprofits. The trust has demonstrated its diverse interests ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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How Cambridge senators voted on now-languishing bills in 2011
Wicked LocalJanuary 1, 2012

PUT STATE RETIREMENT FUNDS IN LOCAL BANKS (H2036) - Provides that not less than $250 million of the state-administered Pension Reserves Investment Trust (PRIT) funds be invested in local banks that are incorporated in or have their headquarters located ...more »

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