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The Nightly Turbo: Phil Hellmuth Wins at LAPC, FS+G Files for Bankruptcy, and More
PokerNews.comMarch 1, 2012

In this edition, Phil Hellmuth wins a poker tournament (finally), Federated Sports + Gaming files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and more. is one of many gaming operators preparing for legalized poker in the US In the latest edition of The ...more »

Restarting the US Capital Machine
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

Reforms in Congress, such as the Fincher-Carney Reopening America's Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies Act, would create a five-year "on-ramp" for smaller companies to comply with certain provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank that ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Why You May Need A "Trust Protector"
Barron'sMarch 3, 2012

A protector could also replace a lazy trustee, move the trust to a state with new, more trust-friendly, laws or even dissolve the trust, distributing the assets to beneficiaries outright. In short, the protector can do almost anything to make sure your ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Banks that can't cash a cheque slow Iraq economy – Central bank revising ...
Kuwait TimesMarch 8, 2012

He said the central bank was in the early stages of reforming banking laws to include separate legislation on Islamic banking, as well as a clause that would impose mergers on institutions that did not hold a minimum amount of capital.more »

Charitable Trusts
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University still not billed for plaza work
Otago Daily TimesMarch 4, 2012

The university and the council are parties in a legal agreement with Dunedin Venues Management Ltd and the Carisbrook Stadium Charitable Trust called the Development Relationship Management Deed. The Otago Daily Times requested a copy of the deed from ...more »

Social networks jeopardise business
ITWebMarch 1, 2012

So said Ira Winkler, director of the international board of directors at the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), during the RSA 2012 Conference, in San Francisco. In a candid presentation titled “Friending your life away: How new social ...more »

Living Trusts
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Bayonne Briefs
The Hudson ReporterMarch 7, 2012

Hudson County Surrogate Donald W. De Leo will be addressing the members of St. Joseph's Senior Citizens' Club of St. Michael/St. Joseph's Parish of Bayonne on the subject of “New Information on Wills, Living Wills, Living Trusts, and Stories from your ...more »

Estate Administration
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Hicks: Amanda Bynes ditches cop
San Jose Mercury NewsMarch 9, 2012

Her sister-in-law and manager, Pat Houston, was named as the administrator of the estate. And, yes, that means Bobby Brfown got diddly. Meisalas declined to talk about Houston's assets or possible debts. But those assets are clearly growing.more »

Power Of Attorney
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Memoirs of a Teleradiologist: Round Two
Diagnostic Imaging (blog)March 2, 2012

They have you execute a limited power of attorney, and do it for you. Computers and software? They send whatever you need, and have a 24-7 support staff ready to deal with any troubles you have. When not solving problems, the tech staff is busy working ...more »

The STOCK Act and Gratuities: Competing Visions, Common Goal
Heritage.orgMarch 7, 2012

If so, there could be few limits on an “official duty” of a Member of Congress other than what the Constitution or other criminal laws forbid. Remember Charlie Wilson's War? Second, it is not clear whether “intangible” gifts are covered.more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Forestry bill is our best chance to save ourselves
The Register-GuardMarch 2, 2012

Greg Walden, Kurt Schrader and I recently released a discussion draft of the O&C Trust, Conservation and Jobs Act. Our agreement would accomplish all of these things. The Oregon Legislature found time during a contentious session in Salem to pass a ...more »


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