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Obama Again Takes a Pass on Trying to Weaken Iran
American Thinker (blog)March 1, 2012

Back to the Kirk-Menendez legislation. There was a deadline regarding one of the provisions. The Obama administration had until today to decide whether to impose sanctions on firms cooperating with Iran's Central Bank. They ignored the deadline (an apt ...more »

US judge allows DEA to suspend Cardinal license
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

An administrative hearing of Cardinal's Lakeland license is scheduled to begin at the DEA on April 3. That process could take as long as a year to play out as both sides present their cases. The DEA judge will then make a recommendation to the DEA's ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Fed bill would restrict bond investments
Independent OnlineMarch 3, 2012

By Reuters Republican legislation to limit the Federal Reserve's mandate to fighting inflation would restrict the types of bonds the US central bank could buy and potentially force sooner-than-expected sales of mortgage-backed securities.more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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KOAM TV 7 Joplin and PittsburgMo. senator seeks to expand elder abuse law
KOAM-TVMarch 5, 2012

The legislation would apply to people who have guardianship, power of attorney or some other financial management role for seniors. If someone steals money from an elderly person that was supposed to cover nursing home expenses, the courts would be ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Fondy fundraisers: Chili Supper, St. Baldrick's, Legal Run Around and more events
Fond du Lac ReporterMarch 15, 2012

Proceeds will support the Waupun Lions Club's charitable efforts, which include helping those with visual, hearing and cognitive disabilities. --Legal Run Around — Saturday, March 17, at Marian University's Sadoff Gymnasium, 45 S. National Ave.more »

Living Trusts
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Estate planners overwhelmed by rise in overseas clients
InvestmentNewsMarch 6, 2012

Property located in the US and held by foreigners, including real estate, art, jewelry and stock in US companies, is generally taxable at death under US estate tax law, said James Marion, national fiduciary advisor executive for US Trust, ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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5 Common Estate-Planning Mistakes Among the Elderly
JD Supra (press release)March 5, 2012

EZLaw™ makes it easy to create a Last Will & Testament, Power of Attorney, or Living Will document, with the guidance of an attorney at a very affordable cost. As we grow older, our estate-planning needs change. Many seniors may mistakenly think a ...more »

Estate Administration
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"Fixing" the Broken Estate Plan
ForbesMarch 9, 2012

Some of these dynamic circumstances include: changes in wealth, later-life marriages and remarriages, the recent flood of increasingly complex (and uncertain) tax laws and the growing popularity and usefulness of lifetime irrevocable trusts.more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Our view: Quick action in prison case restores trust
GoErie.comMarch 2, 2012

When two prison guards allegedly took the law into their own hands, the law came back with criminal charges against them and five prisoners. Most of us will never be caught up in the criminal justice system, other than perhaps to serve on a jury, ...more »

Ethics complaint filed against cougar killer
San Francisco ChronicleMarch 2, 2012

Kathy Bowler, the former executive director of the California Democratic Party, filed the complaint, citing state law limiting gifts to elected officials and state commission appointees to a maximum of $420 a year. Bowler also complained that Richards ...more »

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