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Stanislaus County Sheriff: Pot Farms Increasing Problem
KCRA SacramentoMarch 1, 2012

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson applauds the US Attorney's announcement that it will be working with local law enforcement to further crack down on marijuana farms. Sheriff Christianson said the Stansilaus Drug Enforcement Agency, ...more »

Banking/Court win for Lehman Europe clients
The IndependentMarch 1, 2012

It declared they had rights to reclaim the money, even though Lehman Europe had not kept it separate from the rest of the bankrupt firm's operations. Hedge funds feared they would have to take their place along with other unsecured creditors, ...more »

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Asset Protection
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CDS Roulette: Long-Term Implications Of Greece And ISDA
Seeking AlphaMarch 5, 2012

According to BNP Paribas, that percentage seems to be a weighted average of Greece's two classes of bonds: those under Greek securities law and a smaller notional amount issued under UK law. The Greeks plan to use the CACs, if necessary, to affect 100% ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Divorce: Who Gets Fluffy?
Global AnimalMarch 2, 2012

Half of the accredited law schools in the United States, such as Harvard and Yale, offer courses in Animal Law that include pet custody. According to the Associated Press there has been a 15 percent rise in pet custody cases over the last 5 years, ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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People & Practices – March 5
Minnesota LawyerMarch 2, 2012

By admin Robert J. Pratte and Brent R. Lindahl, two business litigation lawyers focusing on mortgage banking and class action defense, have joined the Minneapolis office of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP as partners. Pratte comes to Fulbright as a partner ...more »

Prisoner Cell-Phone Use Prompts Legislation
Health Care NewsMarch 7, 2012

“Cell phones would make it easier for prisoners to conduct crimes against the general population, which gives cause for concern and potentially a need to detect use.” Legislation has recently been proposed in Illinois by State Sen. Ira Silverstein ...more »

Living Trusts
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Whitney Houston's Will Was Far From Perfect
ForbesMarch 15, 2012

Instead, Whitney's sister-in-law, Pat Houston, was appointed by the probate court. So what else is surprising about the will? It did create a trust, but not a living trust as most people would do. Rather, the will calls for Whitney's assets to be held ...more »

Estate Administration
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Glendell Jones Jr. named Henderson's 17th president
Today's THVMarch 6, 2012

Before joining Arkansas State administration, Jones was an assistant professor of accounting at Henderson, assistant professor of business law at Arkansas State, and an estate planning and business planning consultant. He earned his bachelor of ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Ex-SNC-Lavalin official promoted rally in support of Syrian dictator Assad
The ProvinceMarch 1, 2012

In January, Radio-Canada's Enquete revealed that another SNC-Lavalin executive, VP Kebir Ratnani, had been given power of attorney over the Westmount property of Ben Ali's son-in-law. The former Canadian ambassador to Tunisia — Bruno Picard — now ...more »

Recruiters solicit young patients to North Texas dentists
WFAAMarch 1, 2012

Bear Creek Family Dentistry did not return phone calls. It is not against federal law to give away small gifts under Medicaid. The theory is, it is so beneficial to get a child to go to the dentist, it's all right to give them a gift.more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Federal court ruling against MERS foreclosures in Oregon comes (again) as ...
OregonLive.comMarch 1, 2012

MERS cannot, however, simply log those notices within its own database without also recording it publicly, he found. In millions of loans nationwide, it has. In acting as he did, Simon overruled lower Magistrate Janice Stewart's previous findings and ...more »


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