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Judge refuses to unseal Russell Budd deposition, testimony linked to Baron & Budd asbestos memo
Southeast Texas RecordFebruary 1, 2017

While the Baron & Budd case has been cleared off the court's docket for more than a decade, Biederman believes Budd's deposition, which is presumably centered on the “Terrell memo,” has relevancy to current asbestos litigation and would eventually play ...more »

Trump Chooses Neil Gorsuch, Ivy League Conservative, for Supreme Court
The National Law Journal (registration)February 1, 2017

A Colorado native with degrees from Columbia University, Harvard Law School and the University of Oxford, Gorsuch clerked for Judge David Sentelle of the D.C. Circuit and then for Justice Byron White and Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court in 1993 and ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Dodd-Frank needs a reformation, not a gutting, Barney Frank says
CNBCFebruary 6, 2017

Dodd-Frank also established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that protects consumers against risky practices by banks. Critics of Dodd-Frank said the stringent rules discouraged lending and burdened smaller banks unnecessarily. Frank agreed in ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Baker Legal Services now open in Sedalia
Sedalia DemocratFebruary 7, 2017

Baker Legal Services practices in a wide variety of areas including family law, DWI defense, guardianship and adoption cases, civil litigation, criminal defense and estate planning. As an additional incentive to attract more business, Baker Legal ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Eric Holder to kick off California Democratic Caucus summit
Sacramento BeeFebruary 7, 2017

Welcome to the AM Alert, your morning run-down on California policy and politics. To receive it regularly, please sign up for it here. Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder kicks off a two-day summit in Sacramento Tuesday, when Democratic leaders in ...more »

Provisional IRA elements 'on brink of war with Kinahan cartel'
Sunday WorldFebruary 4, 2017

It has led to over a dozen murder attempts being prevented and hundreds of firearms being seized, while also seriously impeding the drug trafficking network of the city's biggest crime gangs. They have been involved in a number of significant raids ...more »

Living Trusts
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Lincoln County Property Transfers
The Lincoln County News (subscription)February 10, 2017

Boothbay Harbor: Frank K. N. Chowdry Adm. and Christopher C. Connors Est. to Alison E. Prawer; Neal D. Page and Richard C. Page to Daniel P. Stevens and Robert M. Royall; Alice B. Lee to Alice B. Lee Tr. and Alice B. Lee Living Trust; Shirley Paine, ...more »

Estate Administration
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The Latest: Trump Takes Aim at Dodd-Frank Financial Overhaul
ABC NewsFebruary 3, 2017

Trump has called the law a "disaster" and said it failed to address some of the causes of the 2008-2009 financial crisis. The president has also signed a presidential memorandum related to retirement planning. The administration's move will delay ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Negativity from friend causes frustration
Escanaba Daily PressFebruary 7, 2017

Dear Annie: Your answer to “Worried About Mom,” who is looking out for his or her elderly mother and trying to protect her finances, perpetuates a misunderstanding about power of attorney. Someone's having power of attorney does not allow him or her to ...more »

Netanyahu scandals reflect corruption at the heart of Israeli society
MondoweissFebruary 3, 2017

According to justice ministry advice in 2001, government and state officials cannot keep gifts worth more than $100 without risking violating Israeli law. The gifts Netanyahu received from one of the Israeli businessmen involved in Case 1000, Hollywood ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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EXCLUSIVE: Katrina Law Is Captivated by the Gray Area in CBS' 'Training Day'
Entertainment TonightFebruary 2, 2017

I don't trust this entire situation,'” Law previews, adding that that “creates a lot of tension” among the core group. “[Rebecca] has had such a dark path and it's so intricate, but at the same time, she did choose a line of work where her main goal is ...more »


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