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2 May 2012, 8:00 am by Trusts EstatesProf
The Supreme Court of the Philippines divided Hacienda Luisita, one of the largest estates in the Philippines, among the 6000 families who worked on the large sugar cane plantation. The court's decision carried symbolic value for the people of the... [read post]
25 Nov 2010, 8:54 am by constitutional lawblogger
In addition to the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women as proclaimed by the UN. The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women was adopted by the UN... [read post]
31 May 2013, 4:00 pm by Trusts EstatesProf
Paul Pope, son of the founder of the National Enquirer, was arrested at a Florida motel for allegedly stalking his mother, Lois Pope. The two have a tumultuous past, frequently feuding over money issues in and out of court. After... [read post]
15 May 2012, 10:00 am by Trusts EstatesProf
The United States has denied citizenship to the twin daughters of an American citizen living in Israel. The mother, Ellie Lavi, conceived her children through the process of in-vitro fertilization. Ms. Lavi used donor sperm and a donor egg from... [read post]
10 Dec 2013, 4:00 am by Gerry W. Beyer
Donors contributing to charities work hard to maximize the benefits provided by these donations to those in need. Unfortunately, the government does not. Because the government provides tax deductions for charitable contributions, the federal government pays part of the donation.... [read post]
27 Jan 2014, 4:00 am by Gerry W. Beyer
Two probate court attorneys involved in the estate of four families failed to disclose an investment the pair made together before billing the estates over $400,000 in legal fees. The attorneys’ investment was enough of a red flag for the... [read post]
6 Feb 2014, 8:00 am by Gerry W. Beyer
Public opinion is split between praise and criticism of John Paul II's secretary for allowing the late pope's personal notes to be published despite the fact that his will indicated he did not want that to happen. The pope wanted... [read post]
1 May 2012, 12:03 pm by CorporateAcquisitions MergerLawBlogger
The always interesting Annual Milken Institue Global Conference is happening now. Here is the panel on the outlook for M&A. Speakers: Anthony Armstrong, Co-head, Americas M&A, Credit Suisse Maria Boyazny, Founder and CEO, MB Global Partners James Casey, Co-Head of... [read post]
1 Oct 2013, 2:00 pm by Gerry W. Beyer
The Treasury Department and the IRS has released their contingency plan in the event of a government shutdown. The plan complies with the Anti-Deficiency Act, an act prohibiting spending or employing personnel during lapses in government appropriations except when necessary... [read post]
17 Jun 2013, 12:00 pm by Trusts EstatesProf
As I have previously discussed, Anthony Marshall remained free on bail as he appealed his 2009 conviction for forging mother Brooke Astor’s signature on a will and bilking millions from her estate. On June 7, the Court of Appeals in... [read post]
23 Jan 2010, 9:00 pm by Adjunct LawProfs
PBS Frontline did a special report on the Madoff Affair. It includes several interesting interviews and a timeline. This material is not legal, but some professors may want to use it in class to stimulate discussions about ethics, the law... [read post]
13 Dec 2013, 8:00 am by Gerry W. Beyer
New Hampshire is the most trust friendly state across the nation due to a series of laws that were recently passed. Because of its new reputation, the Circuit Court announced the creation of a "trust docket" to handle the high... [read post]
4 Feb 2014, 4:00 am by Gerry W. Beyer
Nelson Mandela's will, as amended in 2008, was recently read in Johannesburg. Graca Machel, former president Mandela's wife, will most likely waive her half of the estate to receive four properties and other assets instead. A summary of the will... [read post]
18 Apr 2012, 6:00 am by Trusts EstatesProf
The Chinese government has taken a hard approach to dealing with individuals who make risky and bad investment decisions. Recently, the Chinese courts have sentenced two businesswomen, Wang Caipang and Wu Ying, to death for their role in their failed... [read post]
Yesterday, over at Ideoblog, Larry Ribstein had another in a series of thoughtful musings on the future of Big Law. His post, "The Cloudy Future of Big Law" responded to this post at Above the Law, which primarily focused on... [read post]
4 Jul 2013, 10:00 am by Trusts EstatesProf
The Nexus Global Youth Summit is an organization developed to educate and facilitate ultra-wealthy inheritors who want to make a significant difference in the world through social entrepreneurship, the process of developing creative solutions to social problems. Started in 2011,... [read post]
4 Nov 2012, 1:07 pm by Adjunct LawProfs
Now that Sandy has technically passed us, I thought it might be useful to discuss what a State of Emergency is. We hear about Governors declaring them and often see the National Guard, but little else is explained. My understanding... [read post]
8 Feb 2011, 12:11 pm by constitutional lawblogger
There is continuing discussion of the relevance of the Constitution of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the present situation on Egypt, with banners such as the one pictured left (via) which reads "leave" in Arabic. In our last post,... [read post]
3 Oct 2013, 2:00 pm by Gerry W. Beyer
Unlike other federal courts open for at least 10 days during the federal government shutdown, the U.S. Tax Court stopped accepting petitions, motions, and electronic filings at noon on October 1. Deadlines established by the Tax Court will be extended... [read post]
7 Jan 2014, 5:53 pm by Ruthann Robson
Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law A new book, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI by Betty Medsger tells the "never-before-told full story of the 1971 history-changing break-in of the... [read post]