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Farmers see potential benefits in legalizing industrial hemp
The Garden City TelegramApril 23, 2017

By 1958, America harvested its last significant hemp crop, and the lid on the coffin was closed with the passage of the Controlled Substances Act in the 1970s, which replaced the Marijuana Tax Act and relegated cannabis to the most prohibitive category ...more »

How a cyber trail led to the school threat suspect
BurlingtonFreePress.comApril 23, 2017

Jennifer Vander Veer, a cyber crime expert at the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation field office in Albany, New York, described in a sworn statement how electronic clues led investigators to Leach. Vander Veer has been with the FBI since 2008. Prior ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Representing the Professional Athlete: The Importance of Personal Counsel
JD Supra (press release)May 1, 2017

A professional athlete or prospect, like any individual or business, should consult with an attorney before signing any contract or legal document. This includes the athlete's contract with his or her agent. A lawyer can help explain the agreement so ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Panel takes first step to undo secrecy
Albuquerque JournalMay 14, 2017

The commission is studying whether reforms are needed in the laws, rules or court practices that up to now have mostly been playing out in closed-door District Court guardianship/conservatorship hearings, which by law are sequestered to protect the ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Uninsured Drivers
WPSD Local 6May 5, 2017

If you don't have car insurance, you're breaking the law. If you do, you're paying more because of those lawbreakers. There are systems in place to prevent the uninsured from driving, ... The number of uninsured drivers peaked at 29.9 million in 2009 ...more »

Verdict Next Week In Trial Over Alleged Portlaoise Prison IRA Message
Midlands103May 5, 2017

A man accused of IRA membership used Christmas cards as a cover to smuggle a “secret and sensitive” communiqué out of Portlaoise Prison, the Special Criminal Court has heard. The allegation was made today during the closing speeches at the trial of ...more »

Living Trusts
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How Wills and Trusts Work, and Where to Start
NasdaqMay 18, 2017

Wollard: A revocable living trust that is funded properly, while living, allows for the easiest settlement of the estate. That's because the names have already been removed from the assets and retitled into the name of the trust. Many people think you ...more »

Estate Administration
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Committee OKs 3 Superior Court Nominees
New Jersey Law JournalMay 18, 2017

He is a graduate of New York Law School and Albright College. Podolnick, who heads a firm in Linwood, focuses on estate planning, as well as estate administration, litigation and commercial real estate. Podolnick has run his own firm since 2016, and ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Australia: Distributions from discretionary trusts
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 30, 2017

The decision of the Court also has some comments in respect of the operation of section 96 of the Trusts Act 1973 (Qld) that are worth noting. There are comparative provisions in most other States. It is likely that a Decision Impact Statement will be ...more »

Just among friends
Philadelphia Neshoba DemocratMay 3, 2017

There were many family members, as well as friends, and members of the congregation, bringing gifts to welcome the new baby. Mandie received many beautiful and thoughtful gifts which she opened with great delight, assisted by her sister-in-law, Nicki ...more »


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