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Northern Ireland report: Statistically the future is Catholic and female
Belfast TelegraphMarch 1, 2012

Both dissident republicans and loyalists who have turned to crime look likely to continue to operate. The dissidents have a far lower capacity than the IRA enjoyed at any point in their campaign but they have no political exit strategy.more »

Fraud case: Director spent large on women and travel
TVNZMarch 1, 2012

A former company director admits he ripped off South Canterbury Finance (SCF) to the tune of $23 million - spending more than $1m on "various female companions". The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has revealed Gavin Clifford Bennett's spending habits after ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Institutional Shareholder Services Helps Clearstream Enhance Proxy Voting Service
MarketWatch (press release)March 1, 2012

... ProxyExchange(TM) and will also be able to manage meetings for assets in the Clearstream securities lending programme and vote on positions pledged as collateral as part of the CMS with Clearstream. Customer data protection is handled by multiple ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Leagle.comMarch 12, 2012

LeRoy H. Merkle, Jr., appeals an order denying his petition for attorney's fees and costs in a guardianship matter. We have jurisdiction. Fla. R. App. P. 9.030(b)(1)(A). The trial court applied the incorrect law. Accordingly, we must reverse.more »

Charitable Trusts
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Eastwood to head Community Development Law Center Bend office
Daily Journal of CommerceMarch 12, 2012

The Community Development Law Center recently tapped attorney Helen Eastwood to head a new office that the nonprofit plans to open in Bend. Eastwood, a Bend native, has worked for Karnopp Petersen, where she provided legal services to the Confederated ...more »

Pat Byrne rejects tribunal evidence
RTE.ieMarch 2, 2012

However, the tribunal had earlier been told by former Inspector Dan Prenty, who was based in Dundalk, that he was summoned to the Crime and Security offices within Garda Headquarters to listen to a taped conversation. He was brought there to try and ...more »

Living Trusts
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Common Estate Planning Mistakes: Important Terms for a Revocable Living Trust
The MissourianMarch 1, 2012

A trust should be a central part of any estate plan. I cannot overemphasize the importance of having a revocable living trust. No matter how large or small your estate may be, having a trust will enable you to do many very important things.more »

Estate Administration
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The new German laws governing the restructuring of companies
JD Supra (press release)March 6, 2012

Recognizing this, the new Reorganization Law will enhance the influence of creditors in the early phase of the insolvency filing procedure. For this purpose, the revised legislation incorporates a role for a preliminary creditors' committee; ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Registration revenue to go up
Times of IndiaMarch 2, 2012

Compared to 5020 crore in 2010-2011, this year till February 29, the government earned 5740 crore from registration of properties, marriages and various other documents like power of attorney and will. Still, the department has a mammoth task of ...more »

Reaching Out To The Poor On Purim
Huffington PostMarch 7, 2012

Maimonides, the great Jewish legal and philosophical scholar, rules that we do not withhold in regards to the gifts to the poor on Purim. We are enjoined to remember that while we celebrate, millions of people in the world lack something so basic as ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Spartanburg County Council Says No to Clearer Residency Laws
News Channel 7March 2, 2012

Tax records show Hall pays the 4% legal residence tax on a property in Greenville County, but he told Spartanburg County Council that he lived at 1 Century Place in Spartanburg County. Hall also used that address to register to vote in Spartanburg ...more »


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