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Repeal of Ohio’s Death Tax one step closer

From Americans for Prosperity-Ohio: For Immediate Release – May 5, 2011 AFP-Ohio commends Ohio’s House of Representatives for passing legislation to end the Death Tax -AFP-Ohio urges Ohio’s Senate to pass repeal- COLUMBUS- Americans for Prosperity-Ohio commends Ohio’s House of Representatives for passing a budget in House Bill 153 that includes a repeal of Ohio’s Keep Reading…

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More on UK families being cheated out of inheritances

We posted this story out of the U.K. on how wills are being used to cheat families out of inheritances.  Sound familiar? Despite an ocean between us, the threat to inheritance rights seems no different.  Attempts for reform also seem to pose similar challenges.  A few comments came to mind regarding this piece, but in Keep Reading…

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Texas House passes ‘loser pays’ tort reform

“Loser pays” has passed in the Texas House of Representatives, but on the Senate side, still remains in committee.  As Gov. Rick Perry has deemed tort reform a priority of this 82nd legislative session, expect him to sign any such bill reaching his desk. Here’s perspective from Pajamas Media Editor Bryan Preston on the opposition Keep Reading…

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Judge denies dog charities’ grab for larger chunk of Helmsley foundation money

Animal charities who were hoping a judge would help them take a bite out of Leona Helmsley’s multi-billion dollar foundation were barking up the wrong tree. A Manhattan judge has denied a bid by the ASPCA, the Humane Society of the United States and other animal groups to get a much larger share of the Keep Reading…

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Families cheated over wills (UK)

Probate fraud now cost thousands of victims at least £200million a year. The Society of Estate and Trust ­Practitioners (Step) last night called for tighter regulation of will writers and estate administrators to stop the soaring number of ­victims, often elderly, being ripped off. By law in England and Wales beneficiaries are not given access Keep Reading…

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