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Supreme Court reaffirms pro-arbitration stance
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

In Compucredit Corp v Greenwood the Supreme Court held that claims brought under the Credit Repair Organisations Act are arbitrable and that arbitration agreements subject to the act must be enforced.(1) While Compucredit concerned domestic ...more »

Trade Me pushes for consumer law change
Stuff.co.nzMarch 1, 2012

Trade Me says it will continue to push for an amendment to a bill overhauling consumer law as it believes full and part-time traders should have to identify themselves as being professionals when selling goods online or at fairs, markets and car boot ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Evicting Mom
JD Supra (press release)March 2, 2012

DOC} Evicting Mom By James F. McDonough, Jr. on February 29th, 2012 Posted in Asset Planning, Asset Protection, Estate Tax, Property Tax, Qualified Personal Residence Trust I was listening to the radio Friday evening when the announcer described a news ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Are Afghan women better off after a decade of war?
CNN InternationalMarch 8, 2012

A new constitution in 2004 guaranteed women equal rights, and a 2009 law made violence against women a crime. Underneath the surface of these changes, however, deep seated problems persist. Women in public life have suffered harassment, threats, ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Appeals Court Hears Arguments Over Whether To Uphold 351-Year-Old Will
CBS LocalMarch 3, 2012

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Appeals Court should not allow trustee mismanagement to justify efforts to tear up the 351-year-old will that created the nation's oldest charitable trust to raise funds for Ipswich public schools, an attorney for ...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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NHS forgetting needs of care home residents, warns review
The GuardianMarch 7, 2012

Most primary care trusts plan healthcare for their local population by assessing the needs of people who live in their own homes – so elderly people living in care homes may be out of sight and out of mind. The BGS says PCTs "do not accord sufficient ...more »

Estate Administration
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Fort Myers Attorney Erin Houck-Toll Appointed to Special Equestrians Board
PR.com (press release)March 31, 2012

Henderson Franklin is one of the largest law firms between Tampa and Miami with nearly 55 attorneys practicing in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning and administration, divorce and family law, eminent domain, immigration law, ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Donation Drive for Leslie at Bookpeople
AustinistMarch 3, 2012

In the meantime, his friend and acting power-of-attorney, activist Debbie Russell, is posting updates on Facebook at Get Well Soon Leslie. Contact the author of this article or email tips@austinist.com with further questions, comments or tips.more »

Preserve birthright citizenship
Columbus DispatchMarch 11, 2012

Enroll in EZPay and get a free gift! Enroll now. By Linda Chavez Is Mitt Romney in favor of increasing the number of illegal immigrants in the United States? You might not think so, given his tough anti-illegal immigration rhetoric, but his leading ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Protesters: Policy Erodes Trust
KUHF-FMMarch 1, 2012

Community activists were about to come down on Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia for allegedly backing a portion of the federal immigration law that they claim erodes the trust of local immigrants. Sheriff Garcia told the group he will meet with them ...more »

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