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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 »

Larchmont Residents Lose Thousands in Fraud
The Daily LarchmontMarch 1, 2012

by Brian Donnelly (email) LARCHMONT, NY -- Multiple Larchmont residents reported that unauthorized withdrawals had been made from their bank accounts, including one of $130000, according to the Larchmont Police Department. - On Feb.more »

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Asset Protection
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Greek Crisis May Test the Value of Swaps
New York TimesMarch 2, 2012

Investors may consider other strategies if swaps do not protect against losses. The restructuring of Greece's debt that is scheduled to start next week may well demonstrate how effective credit-default swaps are. These financial instruments, which ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Events at Barstow Senior Center
Desert DispatchMarch 2, 2012

They can help with family law, guardianship, conservatorship, support, custody, or visitation or parental rights and bankruptcy. Please bring all case documents and information with you. The Barstow Branch Library, 304 E. Buena Vista, is hosting sign ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Lock 'em up and send taxpayers the bill
Bridge MichiganMarch 1, 2012

A 2008 study by the Pew Charitable Trusts found that “prison costs are blowing holes in state budgets but barely making a dent in recidivism rates.” A 2005 study co-authored by Justin McCrary, formerly an assistant professor of economics at the ...more »

The Herald Sun's Keith Moor names his criminal Black List
Herald SunMarch 23, 2012

PART 5: INSIGHT editor Keith Moor delves into our recent dark past for part five of his criminals Black List in our multimedia special. Today, Keith Moor reveals the final two members of his black list, the sick rapist-killers Paul Denyer and Malcolm ...more »

Living Trusts
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Ask the Experts: Irrevocable trusts and long-term care
News & ObserverMarch 5, 2012

Also, you need to understand the five-year "look back" rule. If you fund the irrevocable trust, you will not be eligible for Medicaid (coverage) for five years. There is also the possibility of Medicaid laws changing retroactively. On a personal note, ...more »

Estate Administration
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Vic law on wills, estates to be reviewed
Herald SunMarch 2, 2012

A REVIEW of Victorian law relating to the creation and administration of wills and deceased estates is to be undertaken by the state's Law Reform Commission. Announcing the review, Attorney-General Robert Clark said one of the main aims of the process ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Ex-SNC-Lavalin official promoted rally in support of Syrian dictator Assad
Montreal GazetteMarch 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 »

Kate gets doggie treats with in-laws
OCRegisterMarch 2, 2012

... had a high profile outing with her mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law Thursday. Queen Elizabeth II, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall and Katherine Duchess of Cambridge look at their hampers after being presented with gifts in Fortnum and Mason store ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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BP reaches $7,8bn oil spill deal
Business DayMarch 5, 2012

The settlement, the amount of which both sides said may increase, would be paid out of a $20bn trust set up to compensate spill victims, BP said on Friday. Lawyers for the plaintiffs said the accord, which must be approved by a judge, would resolve ...more »


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