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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 »

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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Who is qualified to bring an action for product liability claims and on what ...
International Law OfficeMarch 15, 2012

(1) Furthermore, according to Article 6, Paragraph 1, the producer of a defective product is liable for any damage caused to a consumer when making use of the product. Article 6, Paragraph 6 also provides for the damages which are recoverable in case ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Budget contrasts could impede Arizona CPS reform
AZ Central.comMarch 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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The police were a beacon of trust. How far they have fallen
The GuardianMarch 11, 2012

It's achieved this by taking the long view, rather than obsessing over short-term stock market gains, and having first-class vocational training and institutions, such as the KfW investment bank, that support industrial development.more »

Unionists sceptical on SF's 'sorry' call
Belfast NewsletterMarch 4, 2012

If the IRA had been engaged in “war”, had the Kingsmills massacre been “a war crime?” he asked. Mr Kearney replied that he “understood the fear” of unionists towards talks, adding that Kingsmills “should never have taken place”.more »

Living Trusts
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Biz Brain: Type of trust determines tax treatment
The Star-Ledger - NJ.comMarch 20, 2012

How you'll be taxed depends on the trust. One possibility is that the trust was a typical “living trust,” which is a revocable trust created by your mother during her lifetime, said Mary Scrupski, a Robbinsville-based estate planning attorney.more »

Estate Administration
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION v. NADEL
Leagle.comMarch 5, 2012

SCOOP REAL ESTATE, LP; VALHALLA INVESTMENT PARTNERS, LP; VALHALLA MANAGEMENT, INC.; VICTORY IRA FUND, LTD.; VICTORY FUND, LTD.; VIKING IRA FUND, LLC; VIKING FUND, LLC; and VIKING MANAGEMENT, LLC, Relief Defendants. United States District Court, ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Start of 'end-of-life' registry delayed
NECNMarch 1, 2012

The e-Directive Registry will have patients' medical power of attorney, living will forms and do-not-resuscitate cards, among other features. Moss said West Virginia is one of just a few states to have such a statewide database.more »

Law School establishes $2.5 million fund in honor of alumnus
University of Wisconsin-MadisonMarch 1, 2012

by Käri Knutson Exelon Corporation is marking the upcoming retirement of CEO and University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate John Rowe with a $500000 gift to the Law School. Exelon made a separate, $2 million gift in late 2011 that created the Exelon ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Update: Spartanburg Co. To Consider Residency Rules After Planning ...
News Channel 7March 2, 2012

Tax records show Hall pays the 4% legal residence tax on a property in Greenville County, but he told Spartanburg County Council that he lived at 1 Century Place in Spartanburg County. Hall also used that address to register to vote in Spartanburg ...more »

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