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Encinitas to reorganize departments to speed up services
The San Diego Union-TribuneApril 1, 2017

Both the city's planning and public works departments will be reorganized in the coming months to create a "one-stop" faster-processing spot for development applications. The restructuring proposal, which received initial approval from the City Council ...more »

Experts say LePage's pardon of dog reflects evolution in animal law ...
Press HeraldApril 1, 2017

The governor has broad authority to issue clemency, but a judge will have to decide if that applies to a Siberian Husky. By Madeline St. AmourMorning Sentinel.more »

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Asset Protection
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Volta Finance Limited : Net Asset Value(s)
NasdaqApril 10, 2017

Volta Finance Limited is incorporated in Guernsey under The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (as amended) and listed on Euronext Amsterdam and the London Stock Exchange's Main Market for listed securities. Volta's home member state for the purposes of ...more »

Tractor and van collide on Highway 18-151; 2 people injured, authorities say
Madison.comApril 26, 2017

A woman who was a passenger in the van was the most seriously injured and was taken to a hospital by helicopter, said Sgt. Ira Simpson of the Dane County Sheriff's Office. A man who was driving the van was also taken to a hospital in an ambulance, ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Gig Economy Portable Benefits Bill Introduced In Washington State
JD Supra (press release)April 5, 2017

According to a report from the Pew Charitable trusts, she says the law would “maintain the flexibility employees and employers like about contingent work.” Technically, the bill would requires any “contracting agent” that facilitates the provision of ...more »

Living Trusts
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Knox County deeds
Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald (subscription)April 18, 2017

Roland E. Noel Revocable Trust and Roland E. Noel Tr. to Daniel Merriam. Timothy H. Joy Tr. and Betty M. Joy Living Trust to Timothy H. Joy Tr., Betty M. Joy Family Trust, George F. Joy Tr., Timothy H. Joy and George F. Joy. George F. Joy Tr. and Howard W.more »

Power Of Attorney
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On being a fiduciary
Record BeeApril 5, 2017

Anyone who acts as an Agent under a Power of Attorney is a Fiduciary. That is true regardless of how formally or informally the Power of Attorney was created and regardless of how informed or uninformed the Agent was as to his or her duties. Even ...more »

2-Minute Preview: Committee deadlines, gifts to legislators and marijuana
The Nevada IndependentApril 13, 2017

Dozens of bills are up for votes in committees on Thursday, a day before bills must pass out of their first committee or die, with certain exceptions. Lawmakers will vote on measures that impose a governor-backed tax on newly legal recreational ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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McGlinchey Stafford Expands Tax Practice with Addition of Robert Gardner in Birmingham
GlobeNewswire (press release)April 11, 2017

“With Robert's strong background in tax, corporate law, estate planning, and trust litigation, we are even better positioned to provide effective counsel to individual and corporate clients,” said Christopher A. Bottcher, who leads McGlinchey Stafford ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Guardianship oversight in Texas needs to be strengthened
TribTalkApril 5, 2017

For example, in addition to keeping an eagle eye year-round on personal financial affairs, guardians are required by law to file annual reports of their charge's well-being as well as an accounting of the financial transactions of the guardianship estate.more »


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