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China vs. North Korea's Refugees
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

Beijing forcibly repatriates these unfortunates without giving them a chance to apply for asylum. North Koreans who are suspected of having met Christians, South Koreans or Americans while in China are executed or shipped off to the gulag.more »

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 »

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Asset Protection
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Geithner criticizes financial crisis 'amnesia'
SouthCoastToday.comMarch 3, 2012

Geithner offered a vigorous and personal defense of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which has been sharply criticized by the financial industry and Republicans as a severe regulatory overreaction that is hindering the ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Budget contrasts could impede Arizona CPS reform
Arizona RepublicMarch 4, 2012

Under federal law, a cut in the adoption subsidy would require an equivalent cut in the rates paid to foster families. Brewer's budget also funds the growing permanent-guardianship program with an additional $2.4 million, which would maintain the same ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Mourant Ozannes leads Citywealth List for offshore law firms
Jersey Isle NewsMarch 6, 2012

Mourant Ozannes, with offices in the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Hong Kong and London, now has 11 leading lawyers named on the list, with 15 leading lawyer recommendations including more Contentious Trust Leading Lawyers than any other offshore ...more »

Isaacs Obscenity Case Goes to the Jury
AVN News (press release)March 3, 2012

By Mark Kernes LOS ANGELES—The week-long obscenity trial of producer and online retailer Ira Isaacs drew closer to its conclusion today as the prosecution played for the jury its final charged video, Japanese Doggie 3 Way, then rested its case.more »

Living Trusts
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Investment guru turns bullish on housing market
Chicago Daily HeraldMarch 9, 2012

“And while 'doubling-up' may be the initial reaction of some during a recession, living with in-laws can quickly lose its allure.” The so-called “Oracle of Omaha” is putting his money where his mouth is. He and his company have accumulated major stakes ...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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Fight Over Gil Scott-Heron's Estate
Courthouse News ServiceMarch 2, 2012

Brenda Sykes lives in Los Angeles with her daughter, Gia Scott-Heron, and her mother, Elvira Sykes, who had limited power of attorney over Gil Scott-Heron's property, according to the complaint. Weeks after the musician died, Elvira Sykes abused that ...more »

Achadjian, Blakeslee say no to perks
San Luis Obispo TribuneMarch 6, 2012

Gifts ranged from overseas trips and golf rounds to tickets to Disneyland or Sacramento Kings games. Givers consisted of American Indian tribes, energy firms, law enforcement groups and other powerful Capitol players. The rise in handouts follows ...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 »

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