Charitable Trusts. Legal news and articles for February 28 - 29, 2012

'Pakistan Pilgrim Commission' to be set upSI Financial Group, Inc. Reports Results for the Quarter and Year Ended ...Most Institute of Fundraising members think self-regulation should be simplifiedLaw firms unveil appointmentsForeign Contribution Bill 2012: draft law to impact investment policies: SECPFear of government cash grab just 'paranoia', insists charity watchdog bossWhat Type of Estate and Tax Planning Do I Need to Do?: Without a will, your ...Abhinav Bharat wants it's namesake's name changedAla. sued over late ballots for military votersColonial-Era Will Still Disputed, 350 Years LaterTop 10 Ideas to Discuss With Your Financial Advisors NowTop 10 Ideas to Discuss With Your Financial Advisors NowDisgusted: Chris Law won a £6000 payout after Halifax withdrew pet cover for ...Peter Figoski's Daughters' $2M Scholarship Fund Threatened by Tax SnafuBADGER TRUST: Legal challenge

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Synthetic pot a growing worry
North Country Public RadioFebruary 1, 2012

Law enforcement officials, politicians and substance-abuse specialists say this kind of drug is quickly becoming a serious problem in the North Country. The Franklin County Prevention Task Force says brands like K2, Spice and Kush are sold legally, ...more »

Charitable troubles
Washington PostFebruary 4, 2012

Andy Colwell / AP The multi-billion-dollar Hershey charity fund came under scrutiny in February 2011, when a former official involved with the charitable trust claimed, in a court filing, that trust officials were drawing on the funds assets to pad ...more »

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'Pakistan Pilgrim Commission' to be set up
Business Recorder (blog)February 29, 2012

The Commission would have power and authority, subject to the provisions, to acquire, hold and dispose of property, both movable and immovable, to create a charitable trust or endowment. The Commission shall have its headquarters at Islamabad and as ...more »

SI Financial Group, Inc. Reports Results for the Quarter and Year Ended ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 29, 2012

WILLIMANTIC, Conn., Feb 29, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- SI Financial Group, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ:SIFI) , the holding company of Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company (the "Bank"), reported net income of $761000, or $0.08 basic and ...more »

Most Institute of Fundraising members think self-regulation should be simplified
Third SectorFebruary 29, 2012

The finding emerged through an IoF survey of members that will inform the organisation's response to the government's review of the Charities Act. The review, conducted by the Conservative peer Lord Hodgson, is considering all areas of charity law, ...more »

Law firms unveil appointments
nebusiness.co.ukFebruary 29, 2012

Jackson has particular expertise in advising charities on legacies and has advised a number of the country's leading national charities on trust and estates issues. She is the author of a number of articles on charitable bequests and related issues and ...more »

Foreign Contribution Bill 2012: draft law to impact investment policies: SECP
Business Recorder (blog)February 28, 2012

The SECP was of the view that the main target of the draft law appears to get hold of "currency transactions' of the NGOs through amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2010 and Foreign Exchange Regulations Act, 1947.more »

Fear of government cash grab just 'paranoia', insists charity watchdog boss
Shetland Times OnlineFebruary 28, 2012

The charity watchdog OSCR is not part of a conspiracy by the Scottish government to rob Shetland of its £200 million charitable trust, its chief executive David Robb insisted during a visit to the islands today. That fear voiced by some councillors is ...more »

What Type of Estate and Tax Planning Do I Need to Do?: Without a will, your ...
Chicago TribuneFebruary 28, 2012

More than half of adults do not have a will, according to a 2011 phone survey conducted by Harris Interactive for online legal service Rocket Lawyer, and 92 percent of adults under age 35 do not have one. Many people assume their family will ...more »

Abhinav Bharat wants it's namesake's name changed
Daily News & AnalysisFebruary 28, 2012

... had or proposed to take against Abhinav Bharat, a trust registered under the Public Charitable Trust Act, whose trustees are alleged to have been carrying out terror activities and are arrested for their roles in the 2008 Malegaon Bomb blast case.more »

Ala. sued over late ballots for military voters
AirForceTimes.comFebruary 28, 2012

She has been active in promoting the voting rights of military personnel on a national level as well as in Alabama, and she serves on The Pew Charitable Trust's Alliance for Military and Overseas Voting Rights. “It has always been and remains my top ...more »

Colonial-Era Will Still Disputed, 350 Years Later
WCVB-TVFebruary 28, 2012

Three hundred years ago, William Payne, one of the state's earliest settlers, left the land to the state's school children, creating the nation's oldest charitable trust. He said the land should never be sold or wasted. Now, however, the trustees are ...more »

Top 10 Ideas to Discuss With Your Financial Advisors Now
SYS-CON Media (press release)February 28, 2012

Using whole life insurance and annuity contracts as an alternative asset protection strategy For those who prioritize asset protection (ie doctors, business owners, etc.), these financial instruments cannot be accessed by creditors.more »

Top 10 Ideas to Discuss With Your Financial Advisors Now
Marketwire (press release)February 28, 2012

Using whole life insurance and annuity contracts as an alternative asset protection strategy For those who prioritize asset protection (ie doctors, business owners, etc.), these financial instruments cannot be accessed by creditors.more »

Disgusted: Chris Law won a £6000 payout after Halifax withdrew pet cover for ...
This is MoneyFebruary 28, 2012

Pet charities, including Blue Cross and Dogs Trust, are lobbying the Government and the Financial Services Authority. They say State-backed Lloyds must do the honourable thing and either reinstate cover en masse, or pay compensation to all affected ...more »

Peter Figoski's Daughters' $2M Scholarship Fund Threatened by Tax Snafu
DNAinfoFebruary 28, 2012

The well-intentioned Foundation told donors their contributions would be tax deductible — a mistake as a charitable trust for individuals cannot provide tax breaks. “You can't just start a fund and say it is tax deductible,” a law enforcement source ...more »

BADGER TRUST: Legal challenge
Xperedon Charity NewsFebruary 28, 2012

These animals are hardy creatures known for their never say die attitude and so it increasingly seems are the members of the animal charities that are supporting them. Some enthusiasts of the planned culls for widespread shooting of badgers may ...more »

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